FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Take a look at the video to see what the last fair was like!

Who organises the fair?

The fair is organised by Richard Harrington MP for Watford with help from Watford Job Centre Plus.

How much does it cost to attend?

The fair is free for job seekers and companies attending due to the support of Camelot and Intu Watford.

What is the purpose of the fair?

In 2011, when unemployment locally was high, the MP Richard Harrington decided to organise a Jobs Fair to link up companies with vacancies and people looking for a job.

It was successful enough that he has now held four fairs and this is the fifth.

Do you have any tips for the day?

Keep an open mind: the vacancies that the companies have may not be what you expect – many companies are headquartered here, so you could find work in the finance, HR or admin department.

Be prepared: research companies which interest you in advance and come armed with that knowledge and copies of your CV along with contact details. There are seminars and other events that may interest you, so plan ahead.

Be confident: talk to all the firms which interest you, keep eye contact and be approachable. Speak to other attendees at the fair and share tips.

Be positive: there’s an interview room at the venue, so you could be having an interview with a great company on the day!

June 30th is a few weeks away, are there any jobs available now?

Please view the notice board on the front page of the website, towards the bottom, to see vacancies I have been told about now.

I already have a job, should I come to the fair?

If you want to look for a new job, find out about other industries, or perhaps work more locally please do come a long.

I won’t be finished at school/college/university until the summer should I still come to the fair?

Some employers are looking for large numbers of Christmas and summer staff, and others may be moving into the area in the next few months, so it is worth coming.

My CV needs a bit of work, can you help?

CV workshops will be held on the day free of charge and I would recommend speaking to those experts. Bring your CV on paper or on a USB stick and talk it through.