How is CarFirst revolutionizing the used car trade market in Pakistan? How are we making an impact on our customers and the e-commerce market in today’s business world? The answer is simple! We hire the best of the best.
However, it is easier said than done. When thousands of students are graduating out of colleges every year and are looking to start their career with the best company out there, how do we scout for and source the best talent? This is where the challenge comes in for employers.
So instead of waiting for talent to reach out to us, CarFirst went full speed and launched its first ever University Career Fair Drive to scout for the best talent out there. Our Career Fair Drive kick started with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and thereon we went to meet great students at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Lahore School of Economics (LSE), SZABIST, Iqra University, University of Central Punjab (UCP), Bahria University and FAST.
Total footfall in these events was over 5000, which included current students, recent graduates and alumni, where the CarFirst team conducted brief on-spot interviews of over 1200 students from across all fields of study. The conversations mainly revolved around the prospects for fresh graduates at CarFirst and in what domains can they add value to the company. Our team also took this opportunity to provide career counselling and guidance to fresh graduates regarding the current job market and tried to align their career goals accordingly.
“It was amazing to see how passionate and learned the younger lot has come across during our interactions with them. We could see curiosity, drive and ambition, which are traits that any e-commerce company hopes to have in the workforce. This experience has given us hope in the future of the already booming entrepreneurial industry in the country. Going forward, our top most priority is to hire from the hundreds of students we have met. And we wish the best of luck to all of them” – Zeeshan Nadeem (Talent Acquisition Specialist at CarFirst).
Our journey doesn’t end just here. The recruitment team will be launching a similar drive in Islamabad in April to enhance our visibility as a preferred employer for Islamabad . The resource pool will be utilized to fill the upcoming Management Trainee Programs and CarFirst Apprenticeship Program that are designed to hire, train and develop fresh graduates.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students who visited our campus stalls and took time to understand our business and their career prospects with us. Your interest in us gives us tremendous hope that the company is attracting the right talent and is growing towards the right direction.
Log onto our Career page and apply to exciting opportunities -> https://careers.carfirst.com/