52 finance groups take part in job fair at DDP

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52 finance groups take part in job fair at DDP

The Seoul city government is hosting a job fair with 52 financial companies at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in central Seoul on Friday, offering job seekers opportunities to not only submit their resumes and be interviewed on the spot, but also receive coaching on interviews in English, Japanese or Chinese - and even tips on makeup for job interviews.

Booths for companies such as Allianz, HSBC, ICBC, Siemens and MetLife Insurance will be spread out throughout the 2,992 square-meter (32,205 square-feet) area of Art Hall 1, located on the B2 level. The complete list of companies can be found at seoul.globaljobfair.co.kr. Job hunters will find a human resources officer stationed at each booth, who will conduct on-site interviews with candidates and provide information on employment opportunities at each company.

Allianz and the Appco Group will host separate recruitment seminars, and the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea will host a consulting session on internships and job opportunities.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., job hunters can submit their resumes at consulting centers for a critique and get coaching on giving a positive first impression, including advice on attire and makeup, and practice interviewing in English, Chinese and Japanese. A photo booth will also be available for resume photos.

Job seekers are advised to bring copies of their Korean and English resumes, language test scores and licenses or certificates earned. They are also advised to submit their documents before the event online, which can speed up the interview process at the fair. The global financial job fair is the fourth the Seoul Metropolitan Government has hosted since 2013. More than 2,000 job seekers attended each fair, which offered job opportunities at more than 50 global financial organizations.

“The fair will be an opportunity for young adults in Korea who wish to be employed at financial enterprises throughout the world to hone their skills and realize their dreams,” said Seo Dong-rok, head of the Economic Planning Headquarters of the city government. “The fair will be a win-win deal for the international companies, who can meet and recruit bright minds.”

BY ESTHER CHUNG [chung.juhee@joongang.co.kr]
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