More than 60 local job seekers attended a recent Open Day career event sponsored by CML Offshore Recruitment and met with professional consultants to discuss opportunities ranging from office administration to technical accounting.
The consultants also provided resume and interview advice to those candidates who were not matched with any available opportunities.
“Although we were busier than we expected, I was very pleased we could meet with so many candidates of all skill levels,” said recruitment consultant Louise Reed. “Developing the Open Day was certainly a success, and we will be hosting it again in Quarter 2 of 2011.”
“It was great to see so many people taking the initiative to attend this event, even if the unexpectedly high number is a sad commentary on the scale of the islands’ unemployment problem. The number of attendees was around double that of similar events last year”, said CEO Steve McIntosh.
He added, “Unfortunately we do not have a magic wand that can create jobs or make employers hire candidates most in need. But I hope we were able to help every single person that attended in some way, whether it was by enhancing their resume, tips on interviews, job-seeking strategies, or providing career direction.”
CML’s Coffee, Cake & Careers has produced several success stories over the years, with consultants placing several Caymanians in positions poised for growth and matching more experienced candidates with opportunities suited to their skills.
During 2010, CML successfully placed more than 40 Caymanians in financial services roles in the islands. “That is a phenomenal achievement given the economic conditions” said Mr. McIntosh, crediting the hard work of CML’s Administrative Recruitment team led by Louise Reed.
Mr. McIntosh added, “We know we have a special responsibility to help Caymanian job-seekers and we take that role very seriously.”
CML Offshore Recruitment is one of the world’s largest offshore recruitment specialists, with professional consultants recruiting for all areas including legal, accounting, IT and administrative fields.
For more information about this event, or to speak with a CML recruitment consultant, call 949 1345, email [email protected] or visit www.cmlor.com