As an IT talent, you might think, oh great! another recruitment IT event… where companies will be talking how great they are, that you should apply online and they will get back to you as soon as they receive your CV. I know what you’re thinking… doesn’t sound so interesting, and sometimes there might not even be a technical person explaining the open position. All these things might frustrate and demotivate you in participating in recruitment IT events, but you definitely shouldn’t give up on them. Here are the reasons why.
Firstly, because the companies that are participating in these events are eager to find IT talent like you, they might have some communication problems, but in this case, all you have to do is to find the right person and ask the right questions. Instead of listening to a prepared speech, ask the recruiter first, ask the questions you have in mind. If it isn’t a technical person, then most likely he/she will point you in the right direction, then just go ahead and talk to this person. This way you will stand out from the crowd and get the information that is important to you.
Secondly, new gadgets or tools are usually presented in these events, so you will have a chance to test something unique or even influence on its’ development by your feedback. I was in couple of events, where I tested a new software. The developers of this software were really happy to listen to my comments, they were literally writing every single word that I was saying. It was great to be a part of the future product development and be able to influence it.
Another reason to attend IT recruitment events is to learn industry news. Generally, just see what is going on in the field, to which direction the technology is going to and what is trendy nowadays. Also it is the opportunity to know about the internal events of the companies, it might be some demo day, exhibition, hackathon or just a meetup, which you might be interested to attend to. And last, but not least reason, every event is the opportunity to meet new people within your field, network with them, learn something new or just find out some useful information.