Our friends over at Bulls Eye Recruiting were nice enough to let us contribute an article to their site. With all of our recent discussions on the idea of Virtual Events for job fairs, we took a different approach in this article, “How to Ace A Virtual Job Fair”. We used a lot of the feedback from our clients on how job seekers can better prepare themselves for these virtual job fairs. Give it a read and let us know in the comments below if you have any thoughts on ways to be most prepared for a virtual job fair!
Some items we would like to point out that are absolutely critical to the job seeker who is entering a virtual job fair:
Do Your Research
Virtual job fairs are not job boards. There are times when virtual job fairs are for a specific industry or discipline. Make sure you know the details about the job fair before registering. Understand what departments are going to be participating and when they will be “live”. When will the right people be manning the Marketing booth so you can visit it at the right time? All companies post the schedule for the event, take the time to strategize and know when and where you need to be to make the biggest impact.
Interact In The Booths
If you are prepared (research, register, resume) then you should feel comfortable knowing that, when you enter a booth, the people you want to talk to are there. Don’t be afraid to engage with them! We have typically found that companies assign 3-4 people to a specific booth during the “on hours” to answer questions and chat with the candidates. By no means does this replace the face to face meeting at a local event. It does, however, offer the opportunity for you to make the initial impression for your dream job. And remember…there is reporting behind the scenes that can tell the hiring company who engaged in the booths they went to, how long they stayed there, what questions they asked, and most importantly, what the recruiters thought of that candidate!
Want to learn more about what we think is important for job seekers at Virtual Job Fairs? Check out the article here. Or if you want to learn more about the brilliant technology behind these job fairs…click on the link below!
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