For Visitors

Contact Forum recruitment fair is organised once in a year. The next event takes place in Messukeskus, on Thursday January 28th 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm. In addition to various career opportunities provided by our exhibitors, Contact Forum offers a variety of services and program around career planning.

Annually Contact Forum gathers over 500 company representatives from over 100 different organisations to Helsinki Messukeskus, to provide university students a chance to network and seek for a job.

Come to Contact Forum  get inspired and to take your career to a next level!

Is job hunting current to you?

We are listing open positions from all the participating companies all year round. You can find all open positions from our CF job site.

Color code to ease encountering employers

At the entrance to the event you can choose colors to place on your name tag. These colors can signal your studies or the fields and positions you are interested in. An employer can get an idea of what your strengths are with a glance, so don’t be alarmed if you are dragged for an interview from the crowd.

The color coding and corresponding fields:

Purple – Management, HR, General office skills.

Orange – ICT

Gold – Public sector, Associations

Red- Sales, Commercial sector, Customer service

Yellow – Marketing, Media, Communications

Green – Finance, Accounting

Blue – Technical fields, Industry, Construction

Fair Map

Employers who participated in January 2020

Fair app

Download Contact Forum 2020 mobile application!

There you will find all the information about the event: the fair map, all the attending companies and the stage program – just to name a few. You can also book a time for CV Photoshoot or CV Consulting in advance.

Also check out our exhibitors open positions from the app!

Theme and schedule

On the day of the fair, in addition to visiting company stands, you can take advantage of our job search-related services and get acquainted with the theme related to working life, around which the stage program is also compiled.

 Who do you want to see on the Contact Forum stage?

We make a program for visitors. Leave your ideas for the program, workshop or other content of the event with us on the form below. We respond to every message and strive to carry out as many wishes as possible!

The event’s theme will be revealed in autumn.

CV Consulting

Are you looking for ways to improve your CV to increase your chances of finding a new job? Do you already know which CV buzzwords describe your abilities? Let CV Clinic’s recruiters have a look for your resume and then – you will be ready! CV consultation is free for all visitors.

CV Photoshoot

Would you like to have your photo taken by a professional?

At Contact Forum, you can visit our CV photoshoot and have good quality photos for free for your applications and LinkedIn!

Stage Program

Contact Forum 2020 – stage program:

10:30 Mikko Hannula, Infinera Oy
The Infinite Network for 5G – Making the impossible probable!

11:00 Saana Rossi, Vincit
Kuinka selvität, sopiiko yritys sinulle?

11:30  Siemens
We make real what matters – yrityskulttuuri Siemensillä. 

Puhujina Kirsi Rejman, Miia Suomela ja Juho Lammasniemi.

12:00 Anssi Rantanen
Heikko opintomenestys ei estänyt unelmien saavuttamista. Miten Anssista tuli menestynyt sarjayrittäjä?

12:30 Sanna Koivuranta, Tunto-palvelu
Aidot arviot työpaikoista

13:00 Pipsa Aro
Parhaat vinkit LinkedIniin

14:00 Tom Efrati
Pommisuojasta toimitusjohtajaksi – Tomin polku yrittäjäksi

14:30 Outi Hohti, S-Ryhmä
Kommunikaatio on supervoima

Blind Date – flash interviews for employment opportunities!

Don’t restrict your chances and get encountered without preconceptions: in Blind Date – flash interview you can expand your knowledge of potential employers and you might even get asked for a second interview!

This is a lightning-interview where you don’t need a CV, degree or college has no weight and you won’t even know what company is interviewing you. Instead you will be told what kind of skills they are looking for and what kind of a position they have open.

Enroll for an interview if you possess the skills or characteristics one of the companies is looking for. Your job is to tell them of your strengths, how you would like to improve and what kind of working method or -culture you appreciate. At the end you will find out which company you were just interviewed by!

Company 1:
Software quality assurance, Test planning & management, Robot Framework, Python, Test automation

Company 2:
Passion for learning new technologies, Capable of independent work and quick thinking, Interest in DevOps, Interest in software development

Company 3: Software development, shipbuilding, teamwork, growth hacking!

Enrollment is open in the Contact Forum 2020 – app. Limited number of spots!

Arriving at Messukeskus

Messukeskus fair center is located close to the centre of Helsinki, with excellent transport connections. For Contact Forum, southern entrance (Messuaukio 1) is the best choice.

Messukeskus accessible through public transport. Tram lines 7 and 9 stop right at Messukeskus. All local and long distance trains stop at Pasila. There are also various bus lines operating via Pasila station.

The Messukeskus Car Park is located on the same side as the Northern Entrance (Ratapihantie 17).

Student collaboration and campus transportation

Is your student organization interested in arranging an excursion to the event?

We are sponsoring joint outings and student events. In addition, we arrange bus transfers from student cities to Messukeskus.

Contact us and we can help you attend the event!