Johannesburg as a diverse pool of talent
More than 300 candidates came to the Recruitment Summit in Johannesburg, held on 11 – 13 November 2011. The 14 companies that attended were very impressed by the high quality of candidates in attendance: Halliburton, Baker Hughes, DOW, Worley Parsons, FMC Technologies, G4S, Safal, Oceaneering, IBM, Total, Rio Tinto, Cuango, Oracle, Catoca.
Our Careers in Africa team arrived from our headquarters in London on the Thursday, and associates from South Africa joined to prepare for the Summit. The Friday afternoon saw the candidates start to arrive at the venue, and one of our recruitment consultants ran an extensive training session. This consisted of a presentation, followed by an in-depth workshop on interview and networking technique, personal impact and CV writing skills. By Friday evening, the networking event was in full swing, with candidates meeting face to face with representatives from the company.
The Saturday was a busy day of interviews and presentations from the attending companies. They spoke for up to an hour on their operations, their recruitment practices, and why people should want to work for them. This gave invaluable advice to those that attended.
By Sunday, offers had been made to some lucky candidates, and more interviews took place, with the event finally wrapping up at Sunday lunchtime.
It was the third year in a row that we have hosted this event in Johannesburg; the next will take place 9 – 11 November 2012.
Visit our Careers in Africa Facebook page to view the pictures from the event.