Granada job fair continues long-standing success
The International University Job Fair, which took place in Granada, Spain on 7 and 8 March, brought highly-skilled university graduates and European employers together to explore career options.
Now in its 12th
year, the International University Job Fair is the result of collaboration between the EURES network and Spanish universities. The event is one of the most important in Spain, largely due to the fact that in 2011 the University of Granada ranked as the most significant university in Europe in terms of the number of incoming Erasmus students. Targeted, therefore, at current students and recent graduates in particular, the event drew public and private sector employers from Spain and other countries taking part in EURES.
More than 5 000 people attended the Job Fair and jobseekers could register their CVs online on the International University Job Fair website 10 days prior to and 10 days after the event. “This proved to be a good way for participating companies to see and pre-select suitable professional profiles for possible job vacancies,” explains Olga González Galindo, EURES Adviser in Spain.
Indeed, more than 7 200 CVs were registered using the online tool and some companies – such as J&A Garrigues
(a leading law firm on the Iberian Peninsula) – carried out interviews during the event itself. Others – such as Altran (a technology and innovation consultancy) and Coritel (a technology services company) – opted to meet potential candidates and organise interviews to take place at a later date.
All in all, 19 employers attended the Job Fair, representing sectors as diverse as the chemical and financial industries. EURES Advisers from 10 countries were also present and jobseekers were able to benefit from both company presentations and workshops/roundtables hosted by EURES Advisers, including one that offered tips for successfully passing a selection process.
The 13th edition of the International University Job Fair will take place in April 2013.
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Text last edited on: 05/2012
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