This week the National Convention Centre is hosting the fifth Qatar Career Fair 2012, 40,000 visitors are expected to show up to the week long event. Sponsored by the Heir Apparent HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the theme of this year’s career fair is ‘Write the next chapter in Qatar’s success’.

Last year there were 117 participating organisations and this year there are 131! Awareness kiosks run by everyone from Stars of Science to Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing will be giving out information, advice, internships and looking to fill positions, career guidance experts will be giving lectures and there will be story writing and photography competitions.

The career fair opened at 12 noon today and will close at 9pm. From Sunday to Thursday it is open from 9am to 9pm, except on Wednesday, when from 9am to 4pm it’s ladies only.