As the Class of 2020 graduates into an uncertain job market due to the pandemic, many may be stuck looking for employment. For the entrepreneurial outliers, those that may have started running their own business in their dorm room may have lost out on a few months of college life. They were hoping to test their product or service before taking it full time in the real world. Either way, both groups find themselves in a similar situation, looking to connect with seasoned professionals, and grow both personally and with those in the industries they’re interested in. Career fairs can be a great way to not only expand your professional network, but also grow your small business without tons of upfront advertising costs, and while you’re at it, you may find a partner for the long run.
So you’ve finally decided to make the leap and host a virtual career fair. Now the only question you have to answer is what kind of virtual fair do you want? Choosing from all the different solutions out there can be more difficult than you’d think. Thankfully you’ve come to the right place!
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.