LONDON, November 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Graduates and students looking to get a head start on their job search are reminded that the annual online GradU8 careers fair starts on Monday 7th November 2011.
The four-day event, which is taking place exclusively online at Gradu8.com, is the leading graduate recruitment fair of its kind in the UK. Rather than travelling to an exhibition hall, graduate and student job seekers are afforded access to career advice from leading industry experts from the comfort of their own home. Attendees can also benefit from being able to apply there and then for jobs they are interested in, the only careers fair to provide this feature.
The aim of the event is to provide accessible, valuable information to graduates and students looking to get a foot on the first rung of the career ladder. As it takes place completely through an online forum, it means that those taking part do not have to travel to a separate venue for the occasion. Online registration is completely free and is a shrewd choice for strict student budgets, providing full access to the range of events taking place over the four-day period.
Organised by totaljobs.com, Gradu8 offers a virtual meeting space where jobseekers can chat live with those actively involved in graduate recruitment. These young professionals and students will be able to ask important questions to help them get ahead in the graduate recruitment process. For instance, they will be able to ask about the criteria used in selection procedures, what experience employers are looking for and what they can do to get themselves noticed.
This means that the GradU8 fair is suitable for anyone currently looking for graduate training schemes or other suitable graduate employment. You could be a recent graduate, current student or perhaps graduating this year and are keen to get ahead in your career. Registration is really simple: it's all done online through Gradu8.com. Participants simply need to provide a few details such as email address, password, what they are studying (or have studied) and the year they graduate. They can also suggest topics for discussion at the online careers fair, so this should act as a great opportunity to raise burning issues.
As well as giving participants the chance to talk to experts about graduate recruitment, GradU8 will also feature multiple interactive seminars. These will be hosted by companies exhibiting at the fair, and will offer those taking part the chance to learn more about the world of business and getting ahead in your career.
Highlights of the seminars will also be posted on the GradU8 website, so those who miss the event itself will still be able to catch up later and make the most of all that valuable advice that is guaranteed to be on offer.
Following chats with the experts, participants are then encouraged to apply there and then for jobs they are interested in and are able to track new vacancies by signing up to receive daily alerts as and when desired roles become available.
There is also more to GradU8 than careers advice: employers will be listing and highlighting their current employment opportunities, including any graduate schemes they may run. With some of the biggest names in the business due to exhibit, it's sure to be an event not to miss. Participants can also make use of Totaljobs.com to view the 7000+ graduate vacancies and start applying for their dream role.
With competition for the best graduate jobs fierce, those young people looking to make a successful career will be sure to appreciate the top notch advice and opportunities on offer at GradU8. With so many events over the course of the week, they may just be able to find what they are looking for.
SOURCE Total Jobs