In 2020, a lot has changed including the way job-seekers connect with potential employers. Online or virtual career fairs are now the go-to way to find jobs and many students are now finding their dream jobs over video! Despite the fact that you’re now able to conduct the job search from the comfort of your own home, you’ll still need to prepare yourself.
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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.
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.