Students set to impress at job fair

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Students from across the North-east will get the chance to meet recruiters eager to hire the best and brightest talent available in the area next week.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen will co-host their annual North of Scotland Graduate Recruitment Fair at Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Wednesday. It will bring a total of 53 recruiters from local, national and international companies to the city.

Hundreds of student and graduate jobs will be advertised at the event, from 11am to 3pm, and whether students are in their first or final year of study there will be something to suit everyone.

Increasingly the event attracts a healthy number of employers looking to discuss placement, vacation, part-time and graduate opportunities in various departments across their firms.

Although some professions require a specific degree for entry such as engineering, architecture, nursing, and physiotherapy, a significant number of advertised jobs at the recruitment fair are open to graduates of all disciplines.

Will Ritchie, Careers Consultant for RGU, gives his top tips on how to stand out from the crowd and make the most of the careers fair.

He said: “In the current climate everyone should be prepared to think outside of the box, don’t be constrained by the subject discipline of your degree. There’s a world of opportunity for you to explore and many of the skills you learn at university are transferable into other fields of expertise.

“The Recruitment Fair is fully booked with recruiting organisations and we have a waiting list of employers who would like to attend the event.

“Opportunities to meet recruitment teams don’t come along very often so it is important to prepare in advance.”

Students are being advised to think ahead by having an action plan, making a good impression, saying what they have to offer and gathering as much information as possible.

The event is open to all students and graduates from Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen as well as graduates from other institutions.

For more information or advice to prepare for the event contact the Robert Gordon University Careers Centre on (01224) 262110, or e-mail careers@rgu.ac.uk, or visit www.rgu.ac.uk/graduatefair