Over 5,000 young people had a chance to find a job or internship at the first virtual National Career Days

The involvement of 110 companies and over 5,000 job applicants proves the indisputable need for such innovative approaches and solutions to deal with the critical situation

The 19th edition of the largest and oldest career fair National Career Days was held on 24th, 25th and 26th of March. 110 leading companies from all over the country and 5,217 candidates for the vacancies attended the career forum. The interest in the event was more than tremendous, given that this year the event happened in a state of emergency and the organizing team provided a solution to held it in a new format – entirely virtual.

There was a huge risk that the oldest and largest career forum in Bulgaria would simply be canceled and young professionals and students would not be given the traditional chance to find a new job or internship due to the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak. Businesses were ought to be deprived of a convenient and effective platform through which they reached decent and ambitious candidates wishing to become part of the teams of their companies. The stats of the 18 years so far have been eloquent – more than 45,000 young people started their careers through the National Career Days forum.

The results of the three-day chat interviews will continue to develop and will be further considered by businesses’ recruiters. While staying safe at home, the candidates had the opportunity to choose which representatives to meet and talk virtually out of the 110 participating leading companies. Many of the young specialists received invitations for further interviews. It is eloquent, however, that business and applicants are already responding favorably to the event, so there is no doubt that in this edition of the event thousands of young people from across the country have received virtually their real chance of finding a suitable first job or internship.

The National Career Days forum’s contribution to the development of the environment in such crisis was also reported by the Minister of Labor and Social Policy Denitsa Sacheva: ‘The immediate task before us now is to offer sufficient measures to support the businesses so that not only do they not close down, but also retain most of their job positions. Each crisis gives us the opportunity – in this case – to start talking more about the digitalization of the labor market, e-services, the need to extend regulations for distance and work from home, to support responsible employers, etc.’

The JobTiger team thank all participants for their support.
The business must continue!

 

Institutional partners

Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Employment Agency, Varna Municipality, Svishtov Municipality, Republic of Bulgaria District Administration Veliko Turnovo, District Administration Gabrovo, Republic of Bulgaria Regional Governor of Ruse District, District Administration Plovdiv

Media partners

Az moga tuk i sega, Kariera za teb, Buljobs, 9 academy, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Bulgaria, Able Mentor, Journal za zhenata magazine, b2b Media, Uchi.bg, TeenPortall, teenews.eu, Plovdivskinovini.bg, Logistika magazine, SKYlines, Академия IT Step, JobTiger.tv, HRIndustry.bg, ISIC Bulgaria, Business Club.

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