Career Forum Apr 2016: Get set for the future
When: Thursday April 7, 10am-6pm
Where: InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong
A hub for ambitious and enterprising jobseekers, the Classified Post Career Forum will once again offer a multitude of job opportunities for students and fresh graduates looking to take their first big step into the world of work.
Taking place at the InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong on April 7, 2016, the forum – which is held twice a year – provides a platform for interaction between young jobseekers, industry experts and top executives from a multitude of companies.
Apart from the opportunity to meet a huge range of Hong Kong employers, the forum offers information on trainee programmes and internships, and features a series of topical seminars giving high-level insight into careers across a range of industries.
The event also hosts the second stage of the Classified Post’s Shadow a CEO Programme. The programme will see a select few earn the chance to spend three days working side by side a senior executive, experiencing life in the upper echelons of the business world.
This year, five top executives will be taking part: Henry Cheung, CEO of Thales Transport & Security (HK); Richard Mallett, vice president of Thales Critical Information Systems & Cybersecurity, Asia Pacific; Ricky Chan Hoi-ki, general manager and managing director of Johnson Controls; Benjamin Vuchot, region president, Asia north at DFS Group; and Carlo Imò, president of Kering Asia Pacific.
Executives from these companies will also be hosting seminars at the forum, in which they will talk about what their companies do, their offerings for young jobseekers, and what life in their industry is like.
They join an impressive line-up of speakers featuring industry experts and career-development professionals, who will be providing topical seminars on training and hiring opportunities.
There will also be presentations giving advice on improving your chances in job applications, such as from Desmond So, founder and chief consultant at the East-West Institute of Applied Etiquette. He will show his audience how to sharpen their interview skills with tips on self-presentation and making a good first impression.
Recruitment firm Kelly Services will once again be onsite. Not only will it take on the role of interviewer for the Shadow a CEO Programme, but in its capacity as CV Doctor, it will also be on hand to provide one-on-one advice to jobseekers in search of résumé assistance.
Engineering students attending the forum will be especially spoiled. A special networking session for young engineers will be held during the forum’s morning session, giving the opportunity to mingle with a number of potential employers.
You can find out many more details about what’s going on at the forum in all our website’s Special Report articles entitled “Career Forum Apr 16”. We hope to see you there!
- Job offerings from premium employers across both private and public sectors
- One-stop shop for management trainee graduate programmes
- One-on-one CV advice from professional consultants
- First-round interviews for the Shadow a CEO Programme
- Networking session for engineering students featuring top industry employers
- Topical seminars with industry experts and business leaders