Dream jobs are spoken about like they’re available on every shop corner, but the reality is they’re pretty difficult to come by. And for many, the idea of a dream job is just a fantasy. We certainly aren’t going to tell you what your dream job is, but we will give you a few helpful tips and ask you the right questions that will help you identify this yourself.
At #SMRnov17 we had 200 companies exhibiting, all looking for amazing people to join their team. What we noticed was the array of different companies there were throughout the Old Truman Brewery. Everything from established broadcasters to bootstrap startups – we were even joined by the Government.
Siliconmilkroundabout is known by its attendees as a casual and informal process. We fill an old brewery in Shoreditch with free coffee & beer, art installations, live music and London’s favourite food vendors. We do our best to make our attendees feel relaxed, and so they’re able to rid themselves of the usual pre-interview jitters and meet their ideal employers in a stress-free, enjoyable environment.
We surveyed over 600 previous siliconmilkroundabout attendees and asked what motivates them when choosing their job. Here’s what they had to say.
To have a completely successful weekend at #SMRnov17 we recommend our attendees prepare. If you need some tips on how to prepare, we’ve got you covered here.
One key part of preparing is all about getting your CV right, and rather than just telling you this, we thought we’d give you a few helpful tips on how to get this piece of paper to stand out among the rest. It’s more than likely you’ve already got a CV that you’ve used for the past 5 – 10 years, but to keep up with trends, it’s always an idea to rejuvenate the look of your CV every now and then to keep it looking fresh.
It’d be an understatement to say that tech hubs are thriving in and around the UK. In 2016, the UK secured £6.8 billion in funding – this is the highest in Europe, with France in 2nd place securing £2.4 billion. Whilst still an astronomical figure, it goes quite a way of emphasising just how vast the UK tech scene is at this time.
We recently sent out a survey to attendees of our most recent SMR event to understand how it went. We’re always looking to do what we can to make SMR as awesome as possible and so we’re always keen to hear what people thought of the weekend.
Within this information we also find opportunities to share insights with future attendees in order to help them prepare and ultimately to find their dream job.
Upon waking up from our post-event hibernation we sent out a survey to attendees of our previous event to get a general consensus of how it went down. Not only does this provide insights for future attendees, but there’s some great intuition for companies looking to join us at our next event.
Below we’ve highlighted the key takeaways from the event in order to help you stand out amongst the 200+ strong crowd of the most exciting companies in tech.
Silicon Milkroundabout has drawn to a close for this half of the year but despite the fact we’re stuffed full of free coffee & beer and haloumi fries we’re already excited for our next event.
#SMRmay17 was a fantastic event with some superb companies hiring some incredible individuals. We had a great mixture of worldwide brands and bootstrap startups with some travelling down from the North of England, and we even welcomed a few companies from as far as Canada.
What do you get when you put 180 companies in a brewery, alongside 3000 super-talented individuals and a whole load of free coffee and beer? You get the UK’s biggest tech jobs fair.
Silicon Milkroundabout is over for another year, and to be quite frank we’re a little emotional, but in between hysterically crying ourselves to sleep we’ve managed to put this blog together summing up the event with a few words, a couple of pictures and a video.