On Thursday the 7th of June 2012 LBi bigmouthmedia will be holding a recruitment event in their Edinburgh headquarters. As someone who started their bigmouth career path at such an event I’ve been asked to write a little blog post to fill you in on what to expect. So, I figured the best way to do that would be write about my experience of the last LBi bigmouthmedia careers event.
When I turned up the first thing that struck me was the swanky offices, the second was the number of people attending. Unsurprisingly, the chance to learn more about, and speak to the recruiters from a major international digital marketing agency had drawn a rather large crowd. So, my first tip for you would be to get your name down early.
I have to say, I thoroughly approved with the way the event kicked off: The attendees were invited to help themselves to beer and pizza, and engage in a little mingling before getting down to the nitty-gritty.
The aforementioned nitty-gritty involved the potential applicants being split into groups and sent to different presentation areas. In each area a different department was delivering a presentation on what their role was within the company, the positions they had available and the benefits of working for LBi bigmouthmedia. The groups of applicants then rotated through each presentation area learning about the company’s services and vacancies.
The presentations were pretty informal and engaging with the applicants being encouraged to ask lots of questions. My second tip would be to get involved, pay attention to what’s being said and ask relevant questions; if you ask appropriate questions there’s a good chance you’ll make a positive impression and be remembered.
After the presentations we got the chance to engage in a little more mingling, chat to the staff and register our interest in specific vacancies. One of the main things that stood out to me during the post-presentation mingling was the number of talented, relatively young people in senior positions. It made sense though; digital marketing is a fairly young field so you should expect the experts to also be fairly young.
The entire event had a good buzz about it: all the potential applicants seemed very enthusiastic; the LBi bigmouthmedia staff were all very welcoming, engaging and positive; and the recruitment team were very helpful and full of good advice. My third piece of advice would be to be friendly, have a good time and try to soak up as much information as you can; I certainly learned a lot at the last event and it’s all stood me in good stead working in a great job at a major international digital marketing agency.
And if you’ve any questions for me leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them.