Get Hired – Virtual Career Fairs

Our work has become increasingly virtual as the world continues to adapt to professional and lifestyle changes necessitated by COVID-19. While there are many new challenges for job seekers, including learning how to balance competing priorities in a work-from-home environment, there are also a variety of emerging online job search strategies that the job seekers can use to their advantage. One of these highly beneficial tools is the virtual career fair.

A large number of employers have turned to virtual career fairs to replace traditional in-person options for screening and interviewing numerous applicants all in one setting. While the practice of hosting career fairs fully online is not new, there are many advantages for both job seekers and companies, particularly in these changing times. Virtual career fairs provide companies greater ability to reach more diverse groups of potential workers, including both remote and local candidates.

The use of videoconferencing platforms like Zoom allows job seekers to network with companies and take part in on-the-spot interviews from the comfort of their homes.

Most of the time, a virtual career fair will provide virtual breakout rooms where job seekers can meet with potential employers privately as well as participate in chat sessions with recruiters. Additionally, virtual career fairs are often more targeted than their traditional counterparts, so job seekers can spend time effectively creating connections in industries they are interested i