|Event Title||Career Success Seminar & Job Fair 2018|
|Date||Thursday, February 22,2018 (Islamabad)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (Lahore)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (Karachi)
|Venue||Islamabad | Lahore | Karachi|
|Time||10 am onwards|
|Participants||Fresh CAs, Affiliates, Trainee Students
Representatives of participating organizations
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) organized Career Success Seminar & Job Fair at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi with an objective to provide an opportunity for our recently qualified CAs, Affiliates and trainee students to connect with employers and look for different collaboration opportunities with the leading organizations.
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This is a flagship event held every year by Marcom that brings together several organizations under one roof and serves as a platform for an open and wide ranging employment opportunities.
Besides the job fair, Institute also organized a seminar that provided the opportunity for participants to meet with highly skilled and seasoned professionals from the corporate world and understand expectations and demands of employers and job market.
Overall, the event was a huge success and got an overwhelming response from young CAs, Affiliates, Trainee students and corporate sector.
Participation (fresh CAs, Affiliates and Trainee students )
87 in Islamabad
160 in Lahore
180 in Karachi
Companies that participated in Job Fair
Karachi: 28 employers
Lahore: 15 employers
Islamabad: 8 employers
Flow of Event
Event started at 10 am with the recitation of Holy Quran followed by the National Anthem. Auditorium was jam packed with the participants that included freshly qualified CAs, Affiliates and trainee students and representatives of different companies participating in job fair. Speakers from corporate sector and ICAP fraternity shared their experiences with the participants. The speakers talked about “Expectation gap of an Employer (as interviewer) and a Chartered Accountant (as interviewee)”. Interviewees were advised to research the company and should know that why he/she wants to join that company. The audience was guided to be natural in interview and not try to impress unnecessarily because the person who is taking the interview is smarter than the person on other side of the table.
Speakers emphasized that self-motivated individuals are required in an organization, so it is essential that young CAs show visible energy and passion. The audience was directed to focus on duties and delivery of quality output, maintaining good working relations with boss and higher management. Continuous learning is mandatory to grow professionally and personally. Teaching and training subordinates is very important to build a good team. Speakers said that extraordinary goals need extraordinary efforts so young blood should aim high. If you want to succeed, take ownership and let management count on you. Doing right will always have an impact. Young CAs were advised to develop strong connections with people and improve their networking skills.
Other speakers advised CA’s and students to grab opportunity and keep on improving interpersonal skills throughout their career. The participants were encouraged to take risks and start enjoying failure. They were also advised to focus on personal development, resume building, interviewing and other aspects of job hunting.
Q/A session was conducted at the end of the seminar followed by Job Fair. The Chief guest delivered the final address and gave away the shields to the speakers
Participating companies appreciated the ICAP efforts for organizing such interactive event.