On Saturday 6th July, 2013 Restless Development Mbeya Office in Tanzania held an inspirational Career Fair Day. It took place at the Tanzania Institute of Accountancy (TIA) Hall and was attended by more than 480 graduates from different Tanzanian Universities. The theme of the day was “It is Within You to Ascend to Your Highest Aspirations, Go for It!”
Five companies including Vodacom, Barclays bank, Pepsi and Mbeya Para legal Unit and EXIM bank participated in the event. Different inspirational speakers from different companies including Restless Development staff made this day even more wonderful through inspirational presentations and discussions.
The day involved presentations and open discussions on important issues including CV writing, job searching techniques, employer’s requirements to the employees and how to tackle interviews. The day was fantastic for the participants (graduates) as some of the companies and organizations in attendance announced different internships/training/jobs and volunteering opportunities within their institutions.
Some of the opportunities included 3 volunteering opportunities offered to graduates who pursued Law with the Organization known as Mbeya Para –legal Unit. 254 opportunities for Vodacom ambassadors were announced by VODACOM Tanzania (specifically focused on recruiting girls) and 54 out of those opportunities based in the Mbeya region. EXIM Bank announced 3 employment opportunities to Graduates as well as Pepsi announcing 6 on the job training and mentoring opportunities to recent graduates.
|Vodacom Tanzania Marketing Manager providing an inspirationional message to graduates and announcing the available opportunities in Vodacom Tanzania.
Graduates carefully listening and following the presentations and informative talks from presenters.
Charles Daudi, a recent Graduate and Diploma holder from TIA - Mbaya Campus attended the event and said:
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Restless Development for preparing this day which has been an inspirational tool to us graduates. I really appreciate that the day has built my psychological confidence towards my journey of searching for employment opportunities and the likely challenges around and how to become proactive in excelling through such challenges. Other Institutions are charging graduates about 5000/= to attend such events and acquire these skills; but Restless Development you have offered it to us on free of charge. Thank you very much”
The day was wrapped up by Restless Development announcing the opportunities available for young people within the organization as well as providing a comprehensive toolkit to guide graduates as they continue searching for employment and career development opportunities.
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