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Tips to recruiting via virtual career fairs

Virtual career fairs are a great way to get your company in front of potential candidates who might not have had the opportunity to visit your campus. And, because these events take place online and last for hours on end, you’re able to accommodate people from all over the world. With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why virtual career fairs are quickly becoming one of the most popular means of recruiting new talent.

What is a Virtual Career Fair?

Virtual Career Fairs offer employers the chance to connect with students in a convenient, accessible way. Employers are able to share their opportunities and meet potential employees at partner schools from behind their computer screens. This innovative approach saves time for both parties as they don’t have to travel miles away or be physically present on campus. 

Virtual career fairs are quickly becoming the standard in recruiting new employees. There is a wide variety of platforms that companies can use to host their virtual job fair, from simple video calls and chats to fully interactive booths with demonstrations. No matter what platform you choose for your company’s booth, it will be important to personalise each visitor’s experience by asking them questions about themselves before presenting any potential opportunities or information. Remembering these details could give your visitors something more memorable than just another chat session on a screen!

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Advantages of Virtual Career Fair

Virtual career fairs are a great opportunity to connect with potential employers from the comfort of our own homes. Employers can utilise digital tools to reach targeted audiences that align with the qualifications and values ahead of time so that there will be ample opportunities for discussion about future employment prospects during these events. Employers no longer have to pack up and move across the country for a couple of days. Virtual career fairs allow them to connect with candidates from anywhere in an instant, saving them time and money on travel expenses.

Tips to Recruiting Via Virtual Career Fairs

Recruiting is always an important process for companies, and with modern technology, it’s never been easier to recruit the best candidates. Virtual career fairs are a great way to connect with potential employees without having to leave your office. Here are some tips for hosting a virtual career fair that will get you the best results.

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1. Make your own virtual database

Employers will have an easy time keeping track of candidates and applicants with a virtual database that is present within the hybrid sales career event. Job seekers can fill out online profiles, which employers are able to access as well in order to create their own applicant databases without ever having to worry about missing any important details from resumes or other professional information.

2. Separate the exhibit booths into specialisations

When companies need to hire new sales professionals, one of the best ways they can do so is by dividing their virtual booths at a career fair into specialised categories. For example, if you are hiring for outbound and inbound sales representatives then create two different booth sections that will cater specifically to these roles. This way there’s more opportunity to meet remote workers who have “travelled” from far away. 

3. Your Recruiters should be well-trained

In order to keep up with different types of customers, it is best for a company or business owner to assign recruiters who are specialised in either online marketing or traditional techniques. If the purpose of your event includes both methods then each should be handled by their own team member that has been trained appropriately on answering questions for both digital and traditional spaces. This way you will not have any inconveniences when trying to address these two groups separately.

4. Make a secure live chat option available

Job seekers and recruiters can interact in real-time through a secure live chat option. Recruiters have the opportunity to screen candidates on the spot by conducting quick interviews, while job seekers are able to get answers from representatives quickly.

5. Promoting to a wide range of Candidate Profiles

One of the most important components to any event is having a diverse audience. You can promote your events in many ways: from social media, email marketing campaigns and even word-of mouth. A challenge that recruiters will face is to figure out how to attract the different audiences. For example, software developers might be more active on a particular channel while marketers use other channels like their website or job sites.

The future of job searches has arrived, and it’s in the form of virtual career fairs. The idea is to get rid of all the limitations that come with traditional job fairs like long lines and high pressure situations. These days you just log on for your own personalised event online.

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Delegate PLAY – An immersive virtual platform putting all uncertainty to an end

While the global events industry recovers and prepares itself for the new normal, it is the perfect time to look at best-in-class digital technologies to address client needs and preferences. To this effect, the recently launched Delegate PLAY is a game changer, enabling vendors to seamlessly host events and build connections. Delegate PLAY is a fully immersive virtual environment which allows users to host online conferences and exhibitions under one integrated platform. Event organisers, sponsors and attendees are therefore able to sync up and network in an online virtual environment, transforming a traditionally offline experience into an online format. To read more about it, click here.

Delegate PLAY helps optimize your events ROI by offering innovative features like custom virtual fairgrounds, real-time audience participation and engagement tracking, accessing events on the go from any device, and unlimited content without any geographical restrictions.

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