In the current world of social distancing, online classes, and working from home, more and more career centers are looking into hosting a virtual career fair for the first time. For those of you that are used to hosting in-person fairs, there are lots of questions and unknowns that might be holding you back from committing to a virtual event. We’re here to help try to answer some of those questions.
Contingency plan… this seems to be the primary thought for our customers as they contemplate career fairs in the time of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). In the near term, with lockdowns spreading across the world, a career fair is unthinkable. But in the months ahead there is great uncertainty as to when things will get back to normal. Fair organizers are faced with the unenviable task of planning in-person fairs for the Fall while also contemplating the possibility of a resurgence of the virus and continued travel bans. Many are turning to virtual career fairs as their best alternative.
The modern workplace has changed a lot in recent years. An attractive salary alone is no longer enough to attract the top talent poised to break new ground.
In our assessment of today's young professionals, here at Career Fair Plus we detailed how Gen Z values a work/life balance above other considerations when it comes to picking employers. And as today's most significant industries undergo rapid digital transformation, achieving a work/life balance has become much more attainable through tech-enabled, creative, and flexible new workplace models. Across certain cities in America, flexible scheduling options, partial to full-time remote working set-ups, coworking spaces, and coliving/coworking residences are now becoming part of the new business ecosystem, creating spaces and opportunities for Gen Z and like-minded individuals to thrive.
Kansas City, Missouri
You marked your calendar for the career fair coming up next week. You polished your resumé, you did your homework on the companies that are going to be there, practiced your elevator pitch, and you know your strengths just in case any questions come up.
Great start. Finally, you need to shift your attention to the first impression. The way you come across in that first meeting can set the standard of how someone views all of your work, for better or worse. Make sure your first impression will leave feelings of professionalism and preparedness with any future connection.
Here at Career Fair Plus, we get a lot of satisfaction from listening to our customers and providing career fair technology solutions that solve real problems. Our entire service is built around saving career fair organizers time while improving outcomes for their job seekers. A great example is our Booth Assignment Tool. Customers tell it us saves them anywhere from 3 hours to 3 days worth of work when planning their fair. The biggest benefits of the Booth Assignment Tool are: