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A job fair for one and all

With an aim to help the youth carve out a better career, the Hindustan Times on Saturday kicked off the first of its kind Job Fair in the Capital, reports Karan Choudhury.

delhi Updated: Aug 26, 2007 04:07 IST
Karan Choudhury

With an aim to help the youth carve out a better career, the Hindustan Times on Saturday kicked off the first of its kind Job Fair in the Capital. From hospitality to information and technology, companies from different sectors are participating in the two-day event.

Companies like Indigo Airlines, Genpact, Aptech, Radisson MBD, HSBC Global Resources and a host of other companies will shortlist and select candidates for various job profiles. “Through this event, we plan to recruit people for finance, accounting, insurance and customer service positions in our organisation,” said Ashish Mediratta, Assistant Vice- President (Recruitment) Genpact.

As many as 8,000 aspiring candidates visited the fair on the first day. “With so many IT companies participating in the event, I decided to give it a shot. Here I was able to know more about the different kinds of job profiles offered by various companies,” said Amit Bhandari, an information technology professional.

With more than 15 companies participating in the event, candidates have a large number of avenues to choose from. Neha Verma, an aspiring airhostess, said: “Most of the job fairs overly emphasise on companies from the IT industry, but here, there is something for people from the hospitality background as well. It is good that Indigo Airlines is using such a platform for recruitment, otherwise it is difficult to approach such huge companies.”

It’s not just the freshers, even working executives are visiting the stalls. “As most of the companies operate from Gurgaon or Noida, it is not always possible to go that far to merely drop the bio-data. Here I am able to interact with executives of different firms, and so far, I have got a positive feedback from the companies,” said Sujit Kumar Das, a marketing professional.

The participating companies are also encouraged with the response they received on the first day.

Madhumita Phukan, Assistant Manager (Communications), Impetus, a software solutions firm, said: “The response has been good and there are quite a number of candidates eligible for our company. This initiative by the Hindustan Times has helped us in finding the right candidates without any problems.”