Each of the events discussed below can be recorded and archived on your college’s Jobs Connected page. This library can be easily updated to add new files or purge old ones. Over time, it will provide a powerful tool for job seekers. For example, three months of meetings and interviews could be available to a job seeker with the click of a mouse.
Video Chat Career Fair
Video Chat career fairs can be used for a single employer looking to hire or an institution looking to connect job seekers to employers (career related organizations, government, staffing agencies, etc).
For a Single Employer
Video Chat career fairs allow large employers to attract many job seekers and show all of their positions. Job seekers browse the departments/positions the employer has to offer before and during the event. Job seekers click on the department/position link that they are interested in, video chat with the representative in real-time, and apply to the position if interested. The career fair can be small (about 5 departments) or large (100+ departments). The event can be recorded so that job seekers who cannot make it to the event can still learn about the listed departments/positions and apply for advertised positions. A department/position representative can meet with one job seeker at a time or have multiple job seekers join the chat session.
For Other Institutions
These fairs provide job seekers with the opportunity to learn about different companies, talk with them, and apply for advertised positions. The virtual venue allows job seekers to learn about employers before the event and allows institutions to extend their reach to employers that cannot interview on-site.
Job seekers browse a variety of employers before and during the event. Job seekers click on the employer link that they are interested in, video chat with them in real-time, and apply to the employers’ positions if interested. The virtual career fair can be small (about 5 employers) or large (100+ employers). The event can be recorded so that job seekers who cannot make it to the event can still learn about the listed employers and apply for advertised positions. An employer can meet with one job seeker at a time or have multiple job seekers join the chat session.
Job seekers ask current employees at an organization or other industry professionals questions about their position. By learning directly from others who are employed in the job seeker’s desired field(s), the job seeker can get applicable and directly actionable advice; as well as build valuable relationships.
For a Single Employer
The Information Session allows organizations to educate potential job seekers or current employees looking to switch departments about the positions that an organization has to offer. Attendees browse a variety of department/positions before and during the event. Attendees seekers click on the department/position link that they are interested in and video chat with them in real-time. Video Chat sessions can be one-on-one sessions, group sessions, or large panel discussions. Recording the video chat sessions is highly encouraged so that those who could not attend can learn still learn about what the organization has to offer.
For Other Institutions
The Information Session allows job seekers to talk to industry professionals about their position so that they can determine if that type of position is a good fit for them. Job seekers might ask what an average day looks like, what are the pros and cons of the position, and advice for landing a job in that field.
Job seekers browse a variety of industry professionals before and during the event. Job seekers click on the industry professional that they are interested in and video chat with them in real-time. Video Chat sessions can be one-on-one sessions, group sessions, or large panel discussions. Recording the video chat sessions is highly encouraged so that job seekers who could not attend can watch videos of the different events at their leisure.
Forums increase job seeker engagement. Forums allow job seekers to continue to ask questions even after a Video Chat Career Fair or Information Fair is over. Employers or institution staff can respond to the questions on the forum. As more job seekers ask questions, the forum becomes increasingly valuable for future job seekers because they can read the questions and answers to other people’s questions.
Advanced Search Engine
The search engine allows job seekers to find positions based on industry, location, and a variety of other factors. Unlike clunkier search engines of larger companies, our search engine is very accurate. It is also able to search for job seekers based on the results of the personality assessment that we offer.
We offer a DISC assessment that analyzes how one functions in the workplace, determines which type of work environment is the best fit, and provides strategies for communicating with others with different personalities. By asking a series of questions, the assessment determines ones’ values, motivators, and stressors.
After taking the assessment, students can search for jobs which provide a work environment that best fits them. Job seekers are also able to incorporate their results into their Jobs Connected job seeker profile, allowing employers to search for them based on their results.