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BELTRAIDE hosts job fair in Belize city

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018. 9:58 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  Today the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) gathered various companies at the St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall for the first of what may become an annual job fair.

The event gathered business such as call centers, utility companies, importers, and other organizations looking for job applicants from entry level up to managerial positions.

Brian Lin, senior manager leading investment development at BELTRAIDE, said that there were over 500 job positions being advertised at the fair, with more than 250 applicants being processed only halfway through the event.

“What we used here was kind of a speed dating model where candidates would meet and greet and the companies would then short list them based on their eligibility. Each candidate spent about three to six minutes with a company and then moved on,” Lin said.

He noted that several applicants called BELTRAIDE later in the day to say that they had been shortlisted. A number of applicants also landed a position from attending the fair.

Globalcom Limited, a call centre, was among the organizations giving out jobs on the spot. Sab Badee, chief executive officer and founder of Globalcom, said that he cares more about the attitude candidates bring to the interview and less about their educational background or work experience.

“All I want, regardless of whether or not you have experience, is confidence. If I see work ethics and confidence, we will make it work, and you will make money,” Badee said.

BELTRAIDE emphasized that it will use the reception from the public to gauge whether or not to make the event an annual thing.

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