CAPS organises recruitment talks for PolyU students, during which they could meet potential employers, explore job opportunities, and build network. The list of recruitment talks is available HERE.
In order to get the most out of a recruitment talk, students are advised to gather more information about the post and the company beforehand and be well prepared. Please see below the tips.
About Post and Company
About the post
- Job duties
- Prospects, including training, development and promotion
- Qualities that the employer is looking for among fresh graduates
- Recruitment process
About the company
- Mission and core values
- Past achievements and future development
- Prized products/services and “yet-to-develop” aspects
- Competitive edge
- Key challenges
About the working environment
- Potential co-workers
- Working culture
Answers to the above could be found beforehand from:
- the recruitment advertisement placed by the company;
- the printed or online information of the company; and
- the alumni who have worked or are working for the company.
Etiquette in Recruitment Talk
Show courtesy by:
- being punctual;
- being attentive;
- being responsive; and
- sitting closer to the speakers.
Asking Question in Recruitment Talk
It would be good to ask questions during a recruitment talk because it shows the attendee's:
- preparation and researches done before attending the talk;
- communication skills, such as language capabilities and positive attitude; and
- eagerness to know the company and the post.
Good questions to be asked during a recruitment talk include:
- questions about the company (which shows the attendee's preparation before attending the talk); and
- questions about the career prospect of the post (which shows the attendee's aspiration).
When asking a question, please be specific, polite, and use a positive tone.