Virtual Carer Fairs and Interviews are becoming increasingly common. Follow this page to help you prepare for your next virtual interview or job fair!
A virtual career fair has many similar elements as in-person fairs. Some virtual fairs may allow you to speak with employers one-on-one, others may be a series of mini info sessions. All of which have the same goal: to recruit high-level talent and fill open roles! No matter what type of virtual fair you are attending, it is very important to prepare for these fairs, make a good first impression and maintain a professional relationship. This guide details tips and advice for virtual mini fairs. It is sectioned off by category.
The first step of preparation is doing research:
Take the time to research the companies that you are interested in working with. When doing your research focus on the following: who the employer is, their mission, open positions (PT, FT, Internships) and current projects. The more knowledge you have about the company, the greater your success will be in the virtual fair process!
Preparation is a very important step for getting job fair ready.
You should be preparing your elevator pitch and resume for the fair.
Networking, or developing meaningful relationships, will help you enormously in your job search.
The recruiters you meet at a virtual fair are great to add to your network! Follow these steps to ensure you give a first impression to recruiters.
Applying for the roles.
In order to land the job, you generally will need to apply via the employer website; however, remember that the goal is to get a referral to a job, which will yield the greatest result. After applying for roles, let the recruiter know you applied via email.
Videos to make a great impression at job fairs
In-Person Job Fair/Interview Tips (most can be helpful for virtual)
Virtual interviews are becoming more common. There are two different types: asynchronous and synchronous. An asynchronous interview is where you answer prompted questions during a certain period of time. Some softwares used include HireVue and TopPick. Synchronous interviews are where you interview live with a member of the HR team, this may be on Zoom or Google Meet. Here are some tips: