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.
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:
With the oldest people of Generation Z being born in 1995, it’s time for our youngest generation to hit the job market. Finishing up college and truly being out on your own can be scary, and trying to find a job on top of that isn’t easy. The entry-level job market is a hard one to break into, so we are lending a hand with tips on how you can land your first job.