KB offers all the fun of the fair and job opportunities
“KB Good Job” at the Songdo Convensia Convention Center had a huge bulletin board with job openings and small booths for various companies to attract job seekers.
Some were drawn to displays, such as a flight simulator and a display where people were offered clothes to test appropriate job interview attire. Even the Korean military took part with a virtual reality shooting range.
In addition to the displays, job seekers could get help writing job applications and take part in mock job interviews.
The 200 companies who took part in the fair were small and midsize companies, handpicked by various business groups including the Federation of Korean Industries.
The goal of the fair was to enhance communication between job applicants and companies looking for exceptional talent. The bank says such events will help raise the understanding of job seekers on companies they would like to work for.
“We have a mock college entrance exam today, but for those wanting to land a job right after graduation, schools let us participate in the fair,” said Kim So-hee, a 17-year-old junior at Deoksu High School.
According to Kim, 150 juniors from the high school came to the fair. Many other vocational high school students attended.
“The situation is quite desperate for us. It is rare to find somebody who is successful, and I think the door into companies is even narrower than people think,” said a 25-year-old senior majoring in IT. “The size of the company is one thing, but for now, I just want to spot a place where I can work with interest.”
KB Financial Group CEO Yoon Jong-kyoo said, “We understand that youths are the basis of our future finance partners, and SMEs are the backbone of our economy. We have a responsibility to promote their goods through events like Good Job.”
BY KIM JEE-HEE [firstname.lastname@example.org]