Today, employment searches and job fairs have become virtual events. You can connect directly to companies and employers online. Being open online maximises the possibility of discovering the most suitable employee wherever in the UK they may be. It can also connect you as an employee to many other companies.
To help you make the most of virtual job fairs, read on. We have compiled this useful guide to improve your chances:
Attending Without Going
A virtual career fair faithfully follows the practices of regular physical job fairs. You can virtually meet company representatives and check out each virtual stall to find a suitable job for you. All of these activities are carried out without leaving your house.
Technology has made it possible to connect across regions and sometimes even countries to meet the most eligible employees. It’s also an interactive experience.
Fairs will also help you sort out the initial process. They have guides and tips on interviews and CV creation.
Preparations for the Event
The only difference between physical job fairs and virtual ones is closing the distance no matter where you are.
Polish your CV and update your work experience. A one-page resume with all the important details is better than two pages laid out like a web page. In the modern age, the modern resume is as short as possible without sacrificing relevance.
The list of employers participating in the fair is normally public, so you already know who is involved. Some initial research will help you prepare for e-meets and interviews. It will also give you more information about how the company works and their job offers.
We recommend being professional still and dressing appropriately for interviews and formal meets, especially for certain companies, unless they don’t require to. Most will not demand formalwear, but it pays (literally) to be presentable.
Notes on Interviews
Virtual interviews are no less nerve-wracking than normal interviews. Remember to be calm, confident, and be somewhere between conversational with a little formal tone.
From your initial research, ask the right questions. Ask where the company is and what extra details you can get on the job offers. In turn, employers will ask some questions about your abilities. Apprehension is normal, but a little preparation will steady your nerves and give you a better frame of mind for the interview.
Make sure that your house or room is uninterrupted, has well-balanced lighting, and that your internet connection is working. Whether your trip to the virtual career fair yields job offers or not, you get to walk away with experience and knowledge of the industry.
If you’re currently out job hunting, you should consider attending a virtual job fair. You get to expand your job search and learn about the industry. The best thing about it is that you don’t have to spend on gas, transportation, food, and so on.
The UK Careers Fair offers everyone an equal chance to explore more job opportunities. We offer a virtual job fair platform to connect, interact, and find the most suitable employment in a safe and convenient way. Join us today!
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