What’s the point in attending a recruitment open day, anyway? There are so many reasons why attending a recruitment open day is beneficial and could be the key to starting your new career.
People may see recruitment open days as a tool companies use to get as many applicants for a job as possible, but they are so much more than that and can be a positive experience for both the company and prospective candidates.
It’s not an interview
If you’re invited to a recruitment open day or come across one advertised, it can be easy to think if you attend it will just be one long interview. That’s not the case though – unless your invitation specifies otherwise, the day will be activity and interview free. You don’t have to worry about answering any awkward questions or preparing mounds of information about yourself – just turn up and be ready to absorb as much as you can. This is an ideal opportunity to learn about the company holding the event.
Don’t forget though, this is also an opportunity to sell yourself. Even though it isn’t an interview, you still have a chance to stand out from the crowd.
You’ll learn about the company
As mentioned above, this is an ideal chance to learn more about the job opportunities available, the company and the people within the company. This isn’t something that is always possible in an interview that might only last an hour and be with a few members of staff.
You get to interact with the staff
What better way to learn more about a company and its values, than talking with current staff and asking them all the questions you’re itching for answers to. Recruitment open days are ideal for speaking to everyone from the senior leadership team all the way to the staff on the floor. You can find out why the current staff enjoy their work, learn about the company culture from the people living and breathing it and explore what a day on the job is like.
It’s also an ideal opportunity to network – even if you decide not to pursue any opportunities at that time you’ll still have connected with contacts who may be beneficial in the future.
We regularly hold open days with our employment partners for individuals looking for training or employment opportunities. If you’d like to find out more about the opportunities we have available or want to find out the date for our next recruitment open day, get in touch with the team now.