Who organises the fair?
The fair is organised by Richard Harrington MP for Watford with help from Watford Job Centre Plus and West Herts College.
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 to people looking for a job.
It was successful enough that he has now held six fairs and this is the seventh! Each year we have 70 or more employers and hundreds of jobs on offer.
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!
13th September is a long time away, are there any jobs available now?
The website will be updated as employers tell us about vacancies.
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.
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 a copy of your CV to go through with the adviser.