Michigan employers and job-seekers can connect through a state-sponsored virtual career fair on Wednesday, August 10 from 10 am to 4 pm. Pure Michigan Talent Connect’s MiVirtualCareerFairs brings together Michigan employers and talent from across the state and the globe in an online, virtual event.
Since 2012 more than 318 employers and 38,254 job seekers have been connected through the state’s 19 sponsored events.
For this month’s MiVirtualCareerFair, 38 Michigan employers in varying industries will be highlighted and featured. There’s no cost for job seekers to participate.
Registration information can be found at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair. During virtual events, job-seekers can explore employer booths, interact one-on-one with participating employers and search and apply for job opportunities. In addition, job-seekers can access information about career development programs and resources in the event Media Center and Resource Lounge.
“Virtual Career Fairs are a convenient, cutting-edge way to bring employers and job-seekers together,” said Wanda Stokes, Director of the Michigan Talent Investment Agency. “This event allows job-seekers to apply for several jobs at once as well as engage in virtual chats with representatives from many of the participating companies. Whether you’re an employer seeking the right talent or a job-seeker looking for the right job, Virtual Career Fairs are a great way to reach your goals.”
The Michigan Nonprofit Association will be participating as a resource to assist job seekers interested in finding opportunities in the nonprofit sector.
MiVirtualCareerFair is the next greatest trend of networking and communication with employers. It’s convenient for employers and job-seekers alike because you only need to have a computer and internet connection to participate. No need to travel across state or prepare for an entire day’s event at a career fair.
Interviews are not guaranteed during or after the event. All job openings posted during the events are accessible to participants for 30 days after event. Post-event, job-seekers can return to the environment and apply for more job opportunities during the 30-day post event reporting period. Employers receive in-depth analytics, including candidate resumes, applications, chat transcripts, and booth visit data, which further solidify connections made during the event.