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Upton Hall School

Inspiring Young People

Dave Burford, Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Ciena, visits Upton Hall School – Wednesday 8 February 2017

On Wednesday 8 February 2017 Dave Burford, Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Ciena, a global network strategy and technology company, visited Year 12 students to share his knowledge about what recruiters are looking for from a successful job applicant.  He imparted invaluable advice about creating informative and concise CVs, the art of interview technique and the importance of both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills.

Mr Burford is a specialist international telecoms industry head hunter and recruiter based in the UK. He has over 20 years experience recruiting for both start-up and major multinational vendors and service providers in UK, EMEA, APAC and US.  He is currently responsible for recruitment in 15 countries. 

Many thanks to Mr Burford, who took time out of his busy schedule to deliver the session.