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Tech Expo 2017 matches IT talent and recruiters

Released at: 11:12, 16/08/2017

Tech Expo 2017 matches IT talent and recruiters

Photo: Navigos Group

VietnamWorks expo attracts nearly 1,000 IT specialists and 14 leading IT recruiters in Vietnam.

by My Van

Tech Expo 2017, a technology recruitment event held by VietnamWorks, a division of Navigos Group Vietnam, was held last week in Hanoi, attracting nearly 1,000 information technology (IT) specialists and 14 leading IT recruiters in Vietnam.

Experience a futuristic way of applying for jobs

The organizers have designed a special mobile application, allowing candidates to instantly apply for the best jobs displayed on the Hot Job Board and at the same time discover the company’s culture through integrated technological channels.

At recruiter booths, IT candidates were interviewed directly by recruiters then discussed the job description and the development orientation of the company. They also had the chance to experience the company’s corporate culture. To attract talent to their booths, companies organized games with interesting gifts or showed off their latest technologies.

Moreover, IT candidates received helpful advice from experienced recruitment experts at the Navigos Group on how to impress employers with their CVs. One of the recruitment experts said: “When we met candidates at the Tech Expo this year, we saw that many have not highlighted their career objectives. They don’t know how to express their strengths regarding skills and achievements.”

Concerns about IT human resources in Industry 4.0

For IT staff, the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) offers a host of career opportunities in new fields. Demand for positions relating to Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Embedded Programming will constantly increase.

Regarding the quality of Vietnamese IT candidates, speakers at Tech Expo agreed that Vietnam has an advantage in large numbers of IT staff, most of whom are young, hardworking, and eager to explore new things. In particular, Vietnamese IT staff are good at mathematical thinking, which is advantageous for Data Science.

However, to quickly adapt to Industry 4.0, Vietnamese IT candidates first need to improve their English skills to remain up to date with the latest technology from around the world. In addition, as the IT job market is constantly changing and training programs struggle to stay relevant, IT candidates are required to be proactive in developing their own capacity.

Mr. Le Hoang Dung, CEO of 5S Vietnam, one of the speakers, said: “In my opinion, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are very good opportunities for startup ideas. You should take advantage of this trend to bring success for yourself.”

Another speaker, Mr. Le Ngoc Tuan, IoT Product Manager, Technology Division, at FPT Corporation, told IT graduates: “To succeed, you need to learn new knowledge such as IoT and Data Science and should practice with Open Source System as well as participate in technology events to gain new knowledge.”

Mr. Gaku Echizenya, Chairman and CEO of the Navigos Group, said: “At the tech expo, participants had the chance to explore a company’s culture before applying for a position. Moreover, when attending tech seminars, they learn new knowledge and skills, which will be helpful in future development. This demonstrates Navigos Group’s long-term vision of ‘success after joining’, in which we help candidates become successful and engaged and committed to their new company.”

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