Being part of Manchester Digital and sponsoring the Digital Skills Festival is something that we at hackajob are super passionate about. Last year we shared our 6 top tips to prepare for Talent Day at Manchester Digital’s Skills Fest. This year, we want to help you get the most out of Talent Day after the event so we’ve rounded up some of our experienced Talent specialists' tips for how to follow up after the day. Let’s get into it below!
After using the CV clinic, make sure to implement changes to your CV as soon as possible
It may go without saying, but it is so important to implement the changes to your CV as soon as possible after going through it with the CV specialists on the day. Remember to add the projects, other relevant jobs or experience you’ve had and also a short introduction to who you are and what you’re looking for.
The advice you receive is from people who help hundreds of people get their dream role every year, so they certainly know a thing or two about how to make your resumé stand out.
Follow up with the people you met on the day
Networking may not be your favourite pastime, but it certainly helps in growing your connections for future opportunities. Our top tip is to follow up with a LinkedIn connection or email to those you met in person, on the same day or as soon after the day as possible. Think about it, who are you likely to remember – the person you met on the same day or this same person reaching out months later?
When following up, it’s a good idea to remind them briefly of the conversation you had and which event you met them at. For example, ‘Hi John, it was great meeting you at Manchester Digital. I enjoyed discussing the next tech trends for 2023 with you and I look forward to speaking with you more.’
Attend the after-event activities
Whilst you may have already networked during the day, you can grow your network even more by attending any after-event activity like dinner or drinks. Remember, the goal of these is to genuinely learn, grow and meet peers. We’d recommend attending these activities as they provide an opportunity to build deeper connections with the people you met during the event, and who knows, you may meet your future employer or colleague!
Attend other events from hackajob and Manchester Digital
Post Talent Day, there will be many more ways to get involved with the Manchester Digital and hackajob communities. In fact, our next event in partnership with Digital Her takes place on Wednesday 8th March 2023 in person in Manchester.
Sign up for hackajob
Finally, if you really want to make the most of your opportunities post-Talent Day, then sign up to hackajob. There are plenty of great graduate tech roles available via the hackajob platform from employers you love like Playstation, BBC, Sainsbury’s and more!