New brands to recruit at VCF
"The real strength of these events is the opportunity with which they present candidates to talk directly to potential employers, giving them a much clearer feel for its culture."
In just a few short days the Virtual Career Forums online careers event will open its digital doors to eager retail and hospitality professionals. There, ready to receive some quality CVs, will be a host of top new brands.
Despite the well-documented economic downturn of the past several years, it seems that the retail and hospitality industries remain committed to innovation and new ideas. Certainly that is the impression you get when you see the calibre of recruiters exhibiting at this month's Virtual Career Forums.
The online recruitment event has a diverse range of brands offering management-level opportunities both in the UK and abroad. Those of you potentially interested in a career in sunnier climes, for example, could well be interested to talk to Edcon at Virtual Career Forums. You might be unfamiliar with the name but the company operates across 10 retail brands trading in over 1,000 stores in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.
While the other recruiters at the event may not have such exotic workplace environments on offer, there is no shortage of available career opportunities within the UK. Adding to the previously announced recruiters, Argos, Fashion & Retail Personnel, Homebase, Hospitality & Leisure Recruitment, Nando's, Pret a Manger, Retail Human Resources and Sports Direct, are the permanently cool fashion brand Ben Sherman and leading-out-of-town art and craft retailer Hobbycraft.
"Candidates coming to Virtual Career Forums are going to be rather spoiled for choice, when it comes to the range and nature of career paths on offer," says event organiser Ellie Burgess.
“What's more the real strength of these events is the opportunity with which they present candidates to talk directly to potential employers. By interacting with employees of that company, candidates are able to get a much clearer feel for its culture. They can ask questions and clarify any areas of doubt and thus build a much clearer picture of whether that recruiter is right for them," she continued.
As ever with the virtual events, one of the biggest attractions is convenience, with both recruiters and prospective job-hunters able to attend from the comfort of their own PCs or smartphones. As well as the opportunity to land a new job, Virtual Career Forums also offers a range of careers seminars to optimise applications.
To get the most out of the two-day forum organisers are encouraging people to register ahead of time and to ensure they have their CVs to hand. Happy job-hunting!
Virtual Career Forums takes place on June 12th & 13th between 9am and 7pm. You can register for free at www.careerforums.co.uk