Hundreds of job seekers flock to international career fair


Canada, 7th March: Nearly hundreds of job searchers flocked to the career fair held at the Cunard Centre in Halifax Tuesday.

The event was hosted by Nova Scotia for bringing international university graduates, job searchers and potential employers closer. There were nearly 80 local businesses including some big names like RBC Royal Bank, Citco Canada and TD Canada Trust.

Candidates came well-prepared to get hooked--Candidates from varied fields of expertise came well-prepared to face their potential recruiters. Dong Zhang, a Saint Mary University graduate, said he was looking to work for finance companies wanting to hire candidates at entry-level positions.

26-year-old Zhang was dressed in a formal suit armed with resumes and a portfolio to get the first job. Similarly, a 19 year-old Chinese national Beatrix Yuan, who is currently pursuing studies at Dalhousie University, came to the career fair for getting a head start to his career.

The best thing about attending a career fair is that one can meet different companies looking to hire candidates with requisite skills. It gives information about vacant job positions and the skills in great demand.

According to a recruiter for Arcom Telecom, Dartmouth, Brooke Muise, job seekers including several international graduates had background knowledge and this is really helpful while giving them details about the new job openings.

Big demand for skilled workers in Nova Scotia—Canadian province Nova Scotia is already facing a huge shortage of requisite workforce. And the demand for skilled professionals is going to increase further by the year 2015, stated executive director of Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Elizabeth Mills.

Hiring a fresher is considered a big boon for firms since they have abundant energy, resources and talent within them, Mills clarified.

Employers must begin their search for potential employees to fill the vacant job positions in the coming times.

They need college graduates who possess multi-language skills and are business savvy for doing business globally, stated Mills.

No wonder, taking a cue from the looming shortage of workforce in Nova Scotia, several Nova Scotia universities have adopted an aggressive marketing strategy. Role such international job fairs will become all the more significant for providing a platform for international graduate job seekers and local firms.