This November, for the second year in a row, Career Show will bring together highly-qualified talent and specialists from the tech sector and beyond for two days of inspirational content and targeted matchmaking. The hybrid event will take place in two days – on November 24th in Arena Armeec and on November 25 entirely online.
This year, the Career Show has set up a specialized IT and high tech area that will host some of the biggest tech companies that are currently scouting for talent. The physical event features two separate stages with discussions and workshops on tech and innovation topics, and also demonstrations of new technical developments.
“This year’s Career Show will be in two days – so more companies and qualified staff will be able to take part. After last year we saw increased interest from IT professionals and companies, this year we are expanding the area dedicated to this sector. Arena Armeec allows us to have a relaxed physical event, and the online form allows participants from all over Bulgaria and Europe to join,” says Simona Harizanova, co-founder of Career Show.
Trending Topics supports the event as a media and employer branding partner and will be featuring selected exhibitors in the next months.
Inspiration and opportunities for everyone looking for a new career
During the two days of the conference, career seekers will be able to meet and get to know over 200 companies from 60 different sectors offering opportunities in Bulgaria. Everyone can visit the event for free and use the opportunity to network with potential employers, but registration is required. The team of Career Show carefully pre-selects the participants. “Our team approves everyone who registers – they must meet a minimum of 2 of the 3 set criteria – a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 2 years of work experience, and excellent command of a foreign language. This makes the meeting between candidates and companies much more effective, and the event is not a place to collect advertising materials, but a really valuable investment for its participants,” explains Emil Tomov, event manager at Career Show.
On the first day, when the physical event will take place, there will be four areas in four decares – Grow, Work, Life, and Explore, and two topical stages with a flexible 20-minutes-talks program. Grow is the stage dedicated to career development with topics aimed at career growth, useful tips, and successful practices. Tech is a stage with discussions and lectures on IT and high technology. Explore is the space for demonstrations of technical developments, projects, innovations, and high technologies. Access to the stages is free and open to anyone attending the event. Among the speakers, we find popular names from the tech and digital sectors such as Anthony Christov, the former Pixar art director who recently launched a game development academy ARC, marketing consultant Vesselina Valchanova, and VR entrepreneur Emilian Frenchev. More will be announced soon.
The online event on November 25 will bring together some of the best employers (btw, Career Show has developed its own employer Index) in Bulgaria with candidates from all over Bulgaria and Europe. The technology used for the online edition provides an effective and completely different experience for such a format.
Novel employer branding tool for companies
For companies and exhibitors, Career Show offers access to 4000+ expected participants, around half of which comes from an IT background. “Career Show 2020 is a completely new solution for employer branding of companies, and the system for pre-selection of candidates, implemented personally by our team, and it ensures effective meetings and successful connection of business with specialists,” says Harizanova. According to Emil Tomov, the candidates have different profiles – from juniors to people with over 10 years of experience.
Similar to last year, there will be scheduled candidate interviews on the day of the physical event, but this year, thanks to the hybrid format, there will also be online matchmaking. The modern matchmaking system that Career Show uses allows detailed filtering by participants’ criteria and pre-arranged personal video interviews.
In the next months, there will be more updates on the program, the speakers, and the participating employers. Stay tuned.