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Career Success Seminar & Job Fair 2018

Event Report

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.


  • Introduce prospective employers to our fresh CAs, Affiliates and Trainee students
  • Initiate the networking process between participants and prospective employers
  • Allow participants to experience real interviews
  • Provide a platform to give career tips to fresh CAs, Affiliates and Trainee students

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

  1. Ghulam Faruque Group
  2. Al Baraka Bank
  3. Pakistan Mercantile Exchange
  4. UBL Funds
  5. Daraz
  6. The Aga Khan University
  7. Gerrys Travel
  8. Pearl Packages
  9. ICS Group
  10. Habib Oil Mills
  11. Gadoon Textile
  12. E Y Ford Rhodes
  13. ICI Pakistan
  14. PTCL
  15. National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited
  16. Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited
  17. Human Capital
  18. Pakistan State Oil
  19. General Tyres, Pakistan Limited
  20. ICAP
  21. BDO
  22. KPMG
  23. Agha Steel
  24. Herbion Pakistan
  25. Ferguson
  26. Meezan Bank
  27. Careem
  28. Walico

   Lahore: 15 employers

  1. Adamjee Insurance Company Limited
  3. Allied Bank Limited
  4. Apna Micro Finance Bank
  5. BDO
  6. Berger Paints Pakistan
  7. Chenab Engineering Works & Foundries (Pvt.) Ltd
  8. FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited
  9. Horwath Hussain Chaudhary & Co.
  10. Kixx Engine Oil- Pakistan
  11. KPMG
  12. Nishat Chunian Group
  13. Shakarganj Food Products Limited
  14. The City School
  15. Worldcall Telecom Limited

Islamabad: 8 employers

  1. PTCL & Ufone
  2. Askari Bank Limited
  3. Best Way Cement
  4. Islamabad Recruitment Company
  5. Khushaali Bank
  6. ZONG China Mobile
  7. The Law Solutions
  8. Metro Shoes

Guest Speakers:

  • Mr. Yasir Masood,Executive, Director & Chief Financial Officer Ghulam Faroque Group
  • Mr. Zafar Iqbal, Senior Manager Finance Colgate Palmolive Pakistan Limited
  • Mr. Zia Abdulali, General Manager HR PTCL Business Partner for Sindh and Baluchistan
  • Mr. Muhammad Hassan Rafique, Finance Manager / Planning & Treasury Manager ICI Company

Chief Guest:

  • Mr. Farrukh Rehman – VP ICAP

Guest Speakers:

  • Mr.Saqib Riaz, CFO Etihad Power Generation
  • Mr.Atif Tufail, CHRO Akhuwaat
  • Ms. Samreen Hasan, GM Finance Shapes Pvt Ltd
  • Mr. Noman Faisal, HR Head Servis Industries

Chief Guest:

  • Mr. Rana M Usman – ICAP Council member

Guest Speakers:

  • Mr. Faisal Shuja Khan FCA, CEO Ovex Technology
  • Mr. Amin ur Rehman, Manager Talent and Acquisition PTCL & Ufone

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.