The Financial Services Industry Exchange (F-SIX) organization (a networking group focused on bringing together LGBT professionals in Financial Services) recently invited its members to participate in a “Minute-to-Spin-it Recruiting Event” hosted by Thomas Reuters.
To participate one had to submit their CV and provide reasons why one should be invited to attend the event. Given that I’ve experienced many networking events and never speed-recruiting, I was intrigued and decided to submit my details.
My experience with speed-anything typically involved an even number of people playing musical chairs and quickly seeing if there’s a match. So, on the day of the event, I was really curious to see how it was going to work with only 4 recruiters and 24 candidates.
Fortunately, the team put us at ease by explaining other team members would stay with us in the “holding area” to socialize/network while teams of 4 rotated into the “interview area”.