We are often asked a variety of questions surrounding our events, training, and methods since we strive to be different on many levels. Sometimes being unique or taking a different approach can cause confusion. Here are some answers to questions we get quite often.
At your events, there are tickets for different sessions - why?
You may have seen career fairs recently where there were excessive line-ups and waiting. That may look great on the news but it isn't necessary. Our events are focused on you getting into the room as quickly as possible so you can spend your time talking to employers instead of waiting simply to enter the event. We stagger your entry to our events through having multiple start times and requesting pre-registration. When you register in advance you are guaranteed to get in at the time you select.
Is it mandatory to pre-register?
No. Pre-registering guarantees you entry at a specific time and allows us to inform you of things we have on the go as well as pertinent information for Job Seekers. If you prefer to come and potentially wait before getting in then that's okay too but don't be offended when we ask you to register on site.
What is the difference in ticket types?
Entry for events are free. There is enough tickets available that are free so everyone that needs it to be free can attend at no charge.
Should I come in the morning session? Will more jobs be available for me?
Very few people will be hired on the spot so the number of jobs won't change in the afternoon from the morning. We recommend coming at a time that works best for you. Now that we are limiting attendance you should have time to meet more employers and we are always working toward shorter line-ups. There are a limited number of paid tickets available so we anticipate very short wait times inside the event for the morning job seekers that choose to purchase tickets.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There are no ID requirements but you need to be at least 16 years of age or older to attend.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your ticket (paper or digital is fine) and bring some copies of your resume. Don't bring outside food and drinks. Some employers will not accept your resume on site but may still review it with you. Different organizations have different required processes. However, it is a good idea to have copies with you just in case.
Will companies be hiring at this event?
Companies intend to hire qualified people they meet at the event. However, they will not be hiring you on the spot. The event is a starting point but there are always more steps you need to take in order to be hired. The pledge employers make is to hire local people but they still need to follow their internal hiring process.
There will be lots of people there, with line-ups. Shouldn't I just stay home and send resumes online?
NO! Face to face meetings are always better. This is a great networking opportunity to meet a lot of great people as well as spend a short time talking to Recruiters at companies that are often challenging to get a hold of. This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and do something that can truly impact your future.
Any Networking suggestions?
When at an event like this most Job Seekers are only interested in one thing. Asking an employer if they have a job for them. You need to recognize a couple of important things:
1) People attending are open to talking to you, even though they are nervous too. Remember that these smart, qualified, nice people will find jobs. Take this opportunity to get to know them before they find a job and become more challenging to connect with.
2) When an employer tells you to go to their website to check out their jobs online, don't get frustrated. Ensure you take note of the Recruiters first name, company name, and ideally their role at the company. Look them up on LinkedIn. After looking online at their jobs you now have a contact that you can reach out to so that someone at that company will at least consider you for that role and you don't fall into the proverbial black hole.
Where did Hire10 come from?
Hire10 is a response to the sense of doom and gloom in Alberta surrounding the economy and job market. We felt if we can generate positivity surrounding a focus toward employers doing well right now and growing we could start to shift negative energy into positive energy.