On the 5th of October, the Daily Echo gathered over 25 companies in Bournemouth to give job-hunters the opportunity to meet their next employer. At Creditplus, we thought we couldn’t miss the opportunity to take part in such an exciting event.
In a world where everything is done online, including recruitment, the Daily Echo Jobs Fair presented an opportunity for job seekers to meet recruiters face to face, get all their questions answered and get to know some great roles that may very well be what they’re looking for.
The Jobs Fair took place between 10.30am and 4pm at the Westover Road Premier Inn. During the day, hundreds of visitors popped by the many stands made available at the fair in search of a new professional opportunity.
While talking to the Daily Echo during the event, the newspaper sales and events manager Angela Boyer stated that the fair saw a regular flow of people looking for a new role throughout the day. She also stressed that the exhibitors reported a very high level of quality in the job applicants, with some interviews being set up on the spot - now that’s what we call success!
Matt and Warren, our internal recruiters who attended the event and were kind enough to set up our very welcoming stand, thought the job fair would be a great opportunity to get the Creditplus name and brand out there, while meeting with prospective employees they might not be able to meet otherwise. And they were right! Not only did they get to meet some great candidates, they also got to speak to some very friendly people from other companies in the Dorset and Hampshire area. Online networking is great, but nothing can replace the human touch.
The Creditplus stand not only gave job-hunters the opportunity to chat with Matt and Warren and get to know what we’re all about, it also allowed them to personally deliver their CVs and get to know all the vacancies we have available. When visiting our stand, eager job seekers were also able to get a feel of what we’re looking for in a candidate - I believe awesomeness is the best word to describe it.
Last, but not least, rest assured that no one left our stand empty handed, as we had plenty of sweet treats to go around!
Attending the Daily Echo Jobs Fair was definitely a good call. After all, it’s not every day that we get the opportunity to chat with such a different group of people and show them why Creditplus is such a great place to work at.
The event was sponsored by Bournemouth-based company Health-on-Line, which currently employs about 400 people in the area.
Want to know more? See a complete list of the companies that attended the event.