Launch Pad for Job Seekers and Newcomers
Looking for a new job or apprenticeship is in itself hard work. Help comes in the shape of the ITB Career Center, which features a recruiting area and offers career advice. For the first time the Young TIC is hosting a Networking Lounge where visitors can meet prospective employers in an informal atmosphere.
Whether they are career starters or professionals looking for a new job in tourism – the ITB Career Center is where visitors can get a general overview of the tourism job market. The heart of the Career Center is in Hall 11.1. That is where companies with job vacancies and recruiting staff can be found, and where universities, technical colleges, career academies and scientific institutes are presenting their training courses. The recruiting area run by the Federal Employment agency is where job seekers can sit down and make first contact with prospective employers. The Federal Employment Agency is providing support by offering job seekers career advice and helping them with job applications. Job applicants can also get photos and professional styling here free of charge.
The programme of stage events in Hall 11.1 also has valuable tips for visitors on the wide range of job opportunities available in the tourism sector. Leading speakers will be taking a look at the changing job market and individual job descriptions, relating their experiences and offering tips. At the CEO Interview on Wednesday, 4 March, Young Professionals Day, Jasmin Taylor, formerly managing director of JT Touristik, will talk about success and failure in the industry. Also taking place on Wednesday will be a discussion from the perspective of smart tourism on the ’The future of travel between sustainability and digitalisation’. On Saturday, 7 March, the final day of the Career Center, in an interview with the singer Lary, the question will be ’Is it possible to go green as a frequent traveller?’. ’Eating vegan on one’s travels – a sign of sustainability’ concerns not only vegans but the entire tourism industry as well. Ultimately it also affects the job market.
Visitors can also exchange views about all these questions and topics directly with exhibitors. In 2020 various companies and institutions will be taking part for the first time – including, on their own displays, Fachhochschule des Mittelstandes, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt / TOPAS e.V., Adina Apartment Hotels, Costa Crociere, Accor Hotels Deutschland and Novum Hospitality. This year, for the first time, the Young TIC is hosting a Networking Lounge where people can meet in an informal atmosphere. Stand 112 is the place where they can relax and hold stress-free meetings.