University careers fairs: how to make a strong impression with Enable — Enable

University careers fairs: how to make a strong impression with Enable

Filed as CareersPosted November 30, 2018

Over the past 18 years, Enable has forged strong relationships with some of the finest universities, bringing in the brightest students that they have to offer — with 79% of our analysts and developers graduating from one of the top 25 featured in the Times 2018 UK rankings.

We are particularly focused on recruiting on high achievers in numerate subjects, with 66% of our employees holding an undergraduate degree in either Maths or Science, and 41% attaining a Masters or PhD in their chosen field of study. This provides us with exceptional employees who not only possess outstanding technical skills, but also the ability to translate that knowledge into highly effective business solutions.

Careers fairs provide an excellent opportunity for us to engage and network face-to-face with students, whist giving them a real insight into our company and culture. We regularly attend these events and have formed close ties to the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham.

These events generally only last a few hours, so it’s important to get the most out of your opportunity to speak with one of our representatives. With that in mind, let’s dive in to our top five tips that will help you stand out from the crowd and make a strong impression with Enable on the day.

1. Research our company and culture

Take the time to look on our website and find out about our company and what roles we are currently recruiting for. Enable is extremely proud of the culture that all of our employees work hard to contribute towards and you might just discover your ideal job already being advertised.

2. Prepare some questions

It’s important to prepare some questions that you’d like to ask our representatives. It will make you more prepared and stand out from those that haven’t put in the same effort. Avoid asking questions like “What does your company do?” as you should have already researched our company and culture. Instead, consider questions such as “Why did you choose to work for Enable?” or “What do you enjoy the most about working there?”.

3. Make a good first impression

You only have a few minutes to make a good first impression with our representatives. It might seem obvious, but remember that you are in a professional setting, so try to match your appearance and behaviour accordingly. Whilst you’re not expected to wear a formal suit to these events, it’s still a good idea not to appear too untidy.

4. Demonstrate communication skills

Careers fairs can seem like quite a daunting experience for some people, but with thorough preparation, asking insightful questions and listening to our representative’s response, you are well on your way to demonstrating essential communication skills.

5. Bring your CV

Probably the most significant piece of advice on this list — bring your CV! Our recruitment process is quite simple, and we try to avoid wasting applicants’ time. If our representatives are impressed, we will likely consider you for a telephone interview. Should you successfully complete this stage, you will then be invited to attend a face to face interview at the Enable offices. The interview will last roughly 90 minutes and will be followed by a tour around our campus.

Conclusion

Even if you’re uncertain where your post-student life will take you, a fair is still a great opportunity to talk to one of our representatives; many have been successful graduates themselves, and they’ll be happy to discuss their career paths at Enable. We seek motivated applicants who pride themselves on the thoroughness and professionalism of their written and oral communication, are driven to develop their skills, and are passionate about using technology creatively to solve business problems. If you make a strong impression on the day you could find yourself being invited for an interview or, at least, strongly encouraged to apply.

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