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Although outstanding registration levels for the autumn events had already been achieved by spring 2020, and in spite of extensive preparations for the trade fair and the #B-SAFE4business package of measures for coronavirus-compliant implementation of our trade fairs, the situation of this trade fair increasingly began to reflect current developments around Covid-19 and the economic situation. In recent weeks, a large majority of exhibitors and trade visitors decided not to attend ORGATEC after all. In light of this, Koelnmesse reassessed the overall situation and decided that it was best to respond to the cancellations and wishes of a large number of industry exhibitors and trade visitors by not implementing ORGATEC 2020.
ORGATEC sets its sights on the future
The ORGATEC organisers, however, do not want to be discouraged by this setback and immediately set their sights back on the future. Together with all of the trade fair participants in the sector, Koelnmesse is joining the industry in search of solutions to present the topics of ORGATEC at an international level in the coming months.
Together with industry, and under the rubric of events in the Koelnmesse furnishings portfolio, such as imm cologne (18-24 January 2021), opportunities are being sought to realise formats developed with partners from the sector – formats such as Inspired Collaborations, the FRAME Architecture Congress or the Architektur+ Office space developed with AIT – as soon as possible in a new form. The next regularly scheduled ORGATEC will then be held from 25 to 29 October 2022 in Cologne, in the accustomed size and level of internationality.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum bogotá in Bogotá, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.
The next events:
idd shanghai – interior design days Shanghai – by imm cologne, Shanghai November 2020
LivingKitchen® – The international Kitchen Show
(open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Cologne 18.01. – 24.01.2021
imm cologne – THE INTERIOR BUSINESS EVENT (open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Cologne 18.01. – 24.01.2021
We’re proud to unveil our latest industry insight; A COVID-19 Secure Office Space – How the 2020 lockdown has impacted the workplace industry.
This document is a brief inquiry into how the office and space planning industry has transformed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how experts within the industry expect practices to change further.
Our sincere thanks to everyone involved in getting this together; the information gathered here, designed to educate and illuminate during these difficult times, has done exactly that for our team. We hope it provides perspective and assurance on the possibilities for our industry.
Whether You’re a New Grad or Recently Laid Off, Here’s How to Stand Out in a Tough Job Market
Dear Class of 2020: You are graduating into one of the worst economies in history. But this isn’t news to you. Many of you have already felt the impact, with summer internships and full-time job offers pulled out from under you as the depth and duration of the coronavirus pandemic truly sets in.
As a product of the last recession, I’m here to tell you that all is not lost. You will eventually land a job. It might not be in your field, but if you’re scrappy and creative, you will get there.
My path looked like this: A call center job (to pay the bills), plus a freelance writing gig (to build my résumé), then graduate school (to expand my network) followed by a temporary job with a textbook company (again, to pay the bills). Then, finally, a reporting internship that turned into my first full-time journalism job.
Your path may not look like mine or your parents’ or your classmates’, and it will likely look different from what you planned. These tips from career coaches can help you stand out from the other newly minted associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree holders — not to mention the over 40 million newly unemployed workers.
Beef up your LinkedIn profile
“You don’t have as much face-to-face opportunity, so it’s important to optimize online visibility,” says Debra Rodenbaugh-Schaub, a career services consultant at the Alumni Association of Kansas State University.
The place to do that: LinkedIn.
The professional networking platform is heavily trafficked by recruiters and hiring managers, making it crucial to put your best foot forward.
Amp up your profile with links to websites you’ve created, articles you’ve written or presentations you’ve given. You can even upload recordings to highlight public-speaking skills.
Look at profiles of people who are leaders in the industry you’re targeting to get inspiration for what to highlight and how to present yourself in your own profile.
Social distancing hasn’t killed networking; it’s just made it virtual.
The usual players — trade organizations, alumni groups and professional organizations — are all still meeting via webinars and videoconferencing.
Moving online can make networking less intimidating for newbies. You can ease into building connections, absorbing information and building the confidence to eventually become a more active participant.
You can, and should, also make meaningful one-on-one connections. Not doing so will put you at a distinct disadvantage, since jobs are often filled via an employee referral.
Lisa Kastor, director of career planning at the College of Wooster in Ohio, recommends building a “mentor map” with at least three mentors who can help guide you and make introductions.
“I coach students to identify a person who has at least 10 years of experience, one that knows them well academically and one who knows them well professionally,” Kastor says. “Start with who [you] know, articulate what [you] want and always ask for the recommendation of two more people to reach out to.”
Tailor your resume
Understand what a company is looking for in a candidate. Then, customize your resume and cover letter to that specific job posting. This is an important step under normal circumstances but it is critical now, as the economic upheaval of the pandemic has increased competition for available jobs.
“Don’t be self-defeating and copy and paste the same thing into 100 job applications. That is not the right approach.” Rodenbaugh-Schaub says.
Avoid simply listing skills or tasks. Instead, give them context. Highlight how your experience and actions delivered measurable outcomes.
Tailoring your resume also means including keywords or phrases from the job posting, since companies use software to sift through the initial barrage of applicants.
Consider alternative career paths
“COVID-19 is unlike anything we have seen, so you have to be flexible,” says Glenn Hellenga, director of career and employability resources at Tri-County Technical College in South Carolina.
That might mean working in a short-term contract role in your field or accepting a job that is completely outside your career path. After all, you’ve got bills to pay.
Taking a detour doesn’t mean abandoning your goals entirely. Instead, find opportunities to develop the tools you’ll need for your dream job. Pick up freelancing gigs, find volunteer opportunities and proactively seek out projects wherever you land.
“You can show that you’ve been actively pursuing, enhancing and honing your skills,” Rodenbaugh-Schaub says. “Employers love that.”
By Kelsey Sheehy – NerdWallet