Job Fair Tips For Success
Virtual job fairs can be likened to online discussion forums. All have a basic format in which each employer has their “chat” room, and you can simply click on a link to enter into to engage in an interactive discussion with other employers. The employer gets a notice when you click into that chat room, and another employee will greet you through a personal chat function. If you are interested in working at their company, you can click into that chat room and start interacting with them.
This method of job fair interaction is similar to the “Google interviewing.” However, there are some fundamental differences. In an interview, you are answering questions based on what the hiring manager thinks is most important. In a job fair, there are no such rigid guidelines. Employers are looking for the best people, not just the first or even second or third candidate on the hiring committee.
Your chances of landing a job in the industry of your choice are much higher if you attend a job fair. Attending an event like this allows you to see the portfolios of many different companies, and exposes you to an array of employers. This exposure gives you a better understanding of what type of work is out there, what positions are available, and where you stand in the current job market. It’s also a great way to meet potential job candidates, which is something you won’t be able to do from the comfort of your home.
Some people believe that an online or virtual job fair isn’t as “interactive” as a traditional one, because you can pretty much send your resume out to any number of companies and don’t receive a response. This may not be true. In fact, if you conduct enough interviews with hiring firms that specialize in hiring young people, you will often be contacted by a few employers who are interested in hiring you. They may ask to call you after you have submitted your resume, or they may contact you by phone to set up a face-to-face interview.
Another thing to think about is that most virtual job fairs have job fair booths set up in both retail stores and office buildings. These booths allow companies to bring in a limited number of resumes, allowing them to weed out those who do not have the right skills and qualifications. If employers do choose to use these booths for applicant interviewing, it is likely that they will be contacting only the top talent.
Since the majority of the job fair events take place at malls and local community centers, employers can pick from a wide variety of displays and booths. Some employers will be using a combination of display units, phone interviews, live phone interviews, and one-on-one interviews. There are also booths that are strictly for job seekers to meet with prospective employers and meet with job recruiters.
An employer can use the information that they gather from the job fair in order to improve their recruiting operations. For example, some employers will put together a presentation with a slide show of their company’s vision and mission. They can tell stories of success and talk about the positions that their employees are best suited for. If an employee already has a particular area of expertise or interest, an employer can highlight that specific skill or field. The combination of having a good presentation and setting up a booth with plenty of interesting information can make recruiters want to meet with candidates.
When choosing a booth, employers need to think about how many candidates will be showing up in order to fill out the entire booth. If there will be a large number of highly qualified applicants, you may not get as many potential new jobs. A smaller event may be better in this case. It is important to plan your event well in advance and to provide all the information that a hiring manager will need in order to run a successful job fair.