3,400 people attended the Cinde job fair on the first day. This is a relatively high number since Fridays don’t usually have much attendance. Long lines formed and many more are coming. There is a pre-registration of 11,000 people.
The fair is attracting a mix of people. There is a booth set up for special attention to those over age 40. There are also many young people coming from technical colleges for their first experience with interviewing.
The company 506 Solutions is offering a free shuttle every 40 minutes from Plaza del Sol, San Pedro Park, Guadalupe, La Sabana and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
There is an online test available to find out one’s level in English or Portuguese. After taking it the candidate can receive a badge at the job fair to certify them in the language.
The job fair can be used as a way to get feedback on one’s resume, as the preferences and what companies look for have changed. Many go to the job fairs for such orientation.