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Classified Post Career Forum highlights: Advice and opportunities abounded for over 800 eager participants

Published on Friday, 13 Nov 2015
Students, recent graduates and young professional mingled with company representatives showcasing their job opportunities and trainee programmes. (Photo: Jordan Yim)

Over 800 ambitious students, recent graduates and young professionals headed to the Classified Post Career Forum on October 29, where they were treated with a plethora of recruitment opportunities, career advice, experience sharing and much more.

Representatives from 36 companies were on-hand at the InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong to showcase their job opportunities and trainee programmes. For jobseekers, it was a great chance to discuss career prospects and the various development paths on offer. 
Attendees were also treated to talks with exhibiting organisations from a variety of industries, from accounting, banking, finance and marketing to telecoms, engineering, oil and gas, and manufacturing.

Once again, the Shadow a CEO Programme was a major draw, with over 360 people registering online before the forum in the hope of earning the chance to spend three days shadowing a company head. Face-to-face interviews took place on the day, with 24 finalists shortlisted. The final round of interviews will be held later this month, with the programme kicking off in December.

Four senior executives will be taking part in this latest programme: Frantz Hotton, managing director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong and Macau; Leong Cheung, executive  director of charities and communities at the Hong Kong Jockey Club; Allen Ha, CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo Management; and Patrick Lee, CEO of Inchcape Motor Services in North Asia and China.

This quartet was joined by a range of speakers from local and international companies in holding seminar sessions throughout the day, offering invaluable career advice and information for those starting out in their professional lives.

Forum participants who wanted to go even deeper into discovering the work culture and opportunities offered by companies in Hong Kong were able to register for four “company tours” to Hong Kong Broadband Network, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, JW Marriott Hotels and Towngas.

To register, they had to accumulate five stamps, which were given out by company exhibitors after talking to participants. Those who collected enough stamps were able to sign up for all four tours.

To add to the abundant resources at the forum, onsite “CV doctors” Kelly Services gave hands-on help to jobseekers. Participants who signed up for one of the five available sessions with a CV doctor were given feedback on their résumés and an HR perspective on their application techniques.

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