CAPS organises recruitment talks to help PolyU's final-year students meet employers to ask questions and build relationships. The list of recruitment talks is available HERE.

Participation in recruitment talks requires prior registration which can be done via POSS. Click HERE for the registration procedure.

Attending a recruitment talk is the first step of a recruitment process. It is often more effective to be well prepared beforehand. The following tips enables participating students to get the most from their attendances.

About Post and Company

About the post

  • Job duties
  • Prospects, including training, development and promotion
  • Remuneration
  • 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 environment and atmosphere

Answers to the above could be found beforehand from: 

  • the job 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 is important to try to ask questions in a recruitment talk because it shows the attendee's: 

  • preparation and researches done before attending the talk;
  • communication skills, e.g. tact, politeness, etc.; and
  • eagerness to know the company and the post. 

Some examples of good questions to be asked in a recruitment talk include: 

  • a question about the company (which shows the attendee's preparation before attending the talk); and
  • a question about the career prospect of the post (which shows the attendee's motivation).

When asking a question, be specific, be polite, and use a positive tone.