VeteransConnect – Virtual Job Fair for Veterans & Military Professionals

The latest addition to our extensive list of successfully executed job fairs is “veteransconnect” – an event organized as partnership across U.S Veterans Magazine, VetJobs and Professional Diversity Networking to connect US veterans with jobs to help them transition to the active workforce. With this goal set in mind, the team at vFairs planned and powered the technology to deliver a unique virtual job fair bringing together 22 of the most influential employers, in turn enabling them to find talent from a pool of qualified veterans eager to secure employment. With results that extended to more than metrics, highlights from the event included:

1) Country Wide Employer Participation

The employer network consisted of industry leaders such as Walt Disney Company, Cedars-Sinai and Xcel Energy- a proof of the diverse range of hiring companies in attendance from across the country. The ability to virtually connect with job seekers based across the United States, and advertise vacancies based in different regions, made it easy to be remain inclusive towards all job seekers in order to deliver equal benefits and opportunities. No need to travel, staff physical booths, or invest in branding was a great cultural and financial shift for all exhibitors.

Their custom branded booths remained content-rich, user-friendly, meanwhile cutting their collateral expenses to experience much more cost-effective company promotion, alongside hiring advantages.

Employers
Participating Employers
Event Lobby
Event Lobby

2) Event Reporting and Analytics

Physical events have slow reporting mechanisms, and analytics involve use of cumbersome surveys to measure results. vFairs provided the client with multiple, real-time reports to break down both exhibitor and attendee behaviors. The platform measured all activity from visitors, tab clicks, booth and hall views, so no action went unnoticed. vFairs allows capturing of all event performance based on two reporting interfaces:

– We can install our own analytics script: The full reporting capabilities of Google Analytics including traffic, unique visitors, audience demographic and device usage statistics can be made available event administrators.

– The other interface is the vFairs Backend Report: Event administrators have access to a vFairs reporting panel tracking event registrations, traffic statistics, booth visits, document and video views, job applications, chat sessions, webinar registration and participation. These reports can be exported to CSV/Excel formats for ease of exchange and distribution.

3) Maximum Engagement with Minimum Disruption

All job fairs are based around the same activity- job seekers will go around asking about vacancies, inquiring about company culture, and express interest in submitting their CVs. The virtual job fair breaks this traditional approach- the virtual booths all have clearly displayed information regarding corporate environment, objectives, and available vacancies. No repetitive exchange is needed by company representatives for every new job seeker they interact with. There is even a video vault to see promotional footages by employers showcasing their culture.

For veteransconnect, all booths had clearly mentioned chat timings during which event attendees could inquire about other details not already provided. Audio, video and textual chat capabilities are a standard feature for all events to drive communication, and a more intimate setting to still enable 2 way exchange between employers and job seekers. Moreover, company staff can choose to answer questions in a general group, or initiate one-on-one chat with a candidate of their selection to benefit from zero disruption when short listing talent.

Employer Booth
Employer Booth
Walt Disney Booth
Walt Disney Booth

4) Vacancy Popularity & Employer CV Search

To see the level of candidate interest in vacancies is easy- event hosts had the option to see opportunities posted by booths, and CVs received for them. Searches based on job title can also be done.

Also, a search resume interface mirroring event registration fields was enabled for allow employers so that they could search based on name, email ID, linkedin URL, etc. With hundreds of job seeking veterans visiting various booths and applying for positions, having this search facility (custom designed to match client’s search criteria) to directly find a CV was a much more efficient approach as compared to paper based CV collection or ineffective email exchanges.

Search Based On Position
Search Based On Position
Search Resumes
Search Resumes

With 22 employers and booth traffic averaging in 100s, veteransconnect job fair was a milestone that the vFairs team is proud of. If you have a job fair coming up and want to explore the benefits of going virtual, we would love to discuss how our technology can enhance your event success.

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Connect Your Students With The Right Employers: European MBA Virtual Career Fair

The European MBA Virtual Career Fair brought together 7 top business schools to host a collective career fair for their graduates in order to encourage placements, facilitate networking, and overall allow employers to explore the talent being offered in a convenient virtual environment.

This collaboration of the 7 business schools (Aston Business School- Birmingham, Lancaster University Management School, EMLYON Business School, Grenoble Ecole De Management, Eada Careers, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, and Polytechnic University of Milan) has been a very unique initiative made possible through the team at vFairs. With the objective of promoting their talents and allowing graduating MBA students to compete with access to equal opportunities, our vFair’s technology streamlined career fair hosting and management, meanwhile enabling a large volume of employers and students to connect with each other.

Partner Universities
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Event Registration Page
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Exhibitor Hall
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Exhibitor Webinars

The event had a dedicated “Auditorium” where employers had the ability to host webinars. This capability was utilized to provide company overviews, introductions to the organization’s culture, host presentations, meanwhile delivering an open platform for job seekers to ask questions and get focused responses in an easy, interactive, and efficient manner.

Live Webinars and Q&A Sessions Hosted by Company Representatives
            Live Webinars and Q&A Sessions Hosted by Company Reps

 

 

 

 

 

CV Filters

Using the information gathered from the event’s registration forms, job seekers had their profiles added to a dedicated database that the 15 exhibiting employers could sort through based on search criterias of their preference. This allowed them to short list aspiring candidates with absolute precision based on selected filters, meanwhile also empowering them to have on the spot interviews, screening sessions, and associated communications through both text and video chat capabilities.

CV Search Filters for Employers
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Registration Forms

The registration form for the event was structured to further support employer/exhibitor needs; MBA graduates interested in attending the event had to provide nationality, average professional experience in terms of years, language proficiencies, educational background, work sector and job related exposure focused details (in addition to other information) to ensure precise placements and talent search.

Employers could also search for candidates based on business schools of their preference and view the CV search results, thus all the information needed to make recruitment decisions was made readily available through the vFair’s dynamic platform.

Registration Form
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Ease of Collaboration

269 fresh MBA graduates attending the virtual career fair from 7 different business schools translated into a high qualified and actively job seeking talent pool for the employers to choose from. With no hassles of worrying about venue, expenses, capacity limitations, logistics, or equipment to enable company presentations, the virtual career fair catered to the needs of the hosts, exhibitors, and graduating students by establishing an environment thriving on open communication, strong employer branding, and seamless access to a CV database promising best talent.

Employer Booth & Branding
                           Employer Booth & Branding                           
Video Vault to Explore Company Culture in Detail
       Video Vault to Explore Company Culture in Detail
Chat Room For Live Interactions
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Exhibitor Hall
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Upgrade your event strategy and success by going virtual. vFairs provides the expertise, support and technology to amplify the impact and outreach of your events at a fraction of the cost. Collaborate or host your own event- with endless flexibility and innovative solutions to meet your needs, we can always find ways to make your event vision a reality. 

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YouStudy’s Virtual Education Expo- a Recap

The team at vFairs has been keeping busy innovating and leveraging technology to provide the best virtual event hosting solutions for our clients. YouStudy.com has been a new addition to our client roster with an interest in hosting an online education fair that connected Middle East based students with British universities to facilitate increased awareness and promotion of their academic programs.

Keeping this objective in mind, vFairs customized and delivered an entire event between the 26th to 28th of April 2016 that allowed Middle East based prospective students to not only explore their higher education options in Britain based universities, but also enabled universities powered with our custom designed booths to match their intended young audience with academic degrees and programs of interest.

Event Lobby
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landingpage
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Increased Enrollment

With universities wanting the convenience of targeting the right age group and nationality segments including UAE, Qatari, and Saudi students, vFairs enabled showcasing institutes to meet enrollment objectives by achieving approximately 200-300 leads per exhibitor- a goal almost impossible to accomplish in a physical exhibition setting.

Generating a qualified lead of prospectives that supported both diversity and enrollment goals, the event’s custom registration form streamlined focused data collection so that universities could zoom-in on the students that promised greatest likelihood of attending their campus.

Registration Form
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Bilingual Platform

Successfully catering to British university representatives and Middle East based students meant a need to host an event that worked seamlessly in both English and Arabic languages based on user preferences.

The platform was equally accommodating towards visitors and showcasing universities across ME and Britain to ensure that communication was never an obstacle, and all event navigation and information exchanges strengthened audience engagement.

Exhibitor Booths
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My Bag

To help students keep track of all the information they collected from various university booths visited, this event was equipped with a unique “Swag Bag“, also known as My Bag feature.

Exhibitor Booths
                                Swag Bags

From brochures, application forms, to any tuition structure related items that the students wanted to reference later, these documents could be added to the bag for easy retrieval. Moreover, all contents could be emailed to the user, or shared with multiple recipients for absolute efficiency and ease of sharing.

Continued Engagement

For students that were unable to speak directly to university representatives using the one-on-one chat feature, the “Email Us” option at the booths allowed them to send a personalized message to communicate their questions or concerns to the admissions staff.

Leave a Message For Exhibitors
          Leave a Message For Exhibitors

Thus, communication channels remained open even when the university representatives had gone offline after the event’s defined hours of operation.

 

Event Marketing

YouStudy.com availed Bayt.com’s marketing support to reach their intended audience; an email shot was sent to 50,000 users in our database that fit their desired profile including nationality and age. Moreover, banners on Bayt.com were also used to promote the event and attract attention towards driving registration and student attendance.

Event Banner
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Navigation Support

To help students benefit from the wealth of knowledge available, a video tutorial instructing on how to navigate the virtual event was available. For students that were new to this experience, this video provided exact guidance to help understand how to visit booths, collect information, and communicate with university representatives in order to fully experience  the power of this virtual education expo.

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With a large volume of leads generated, and students benefiting from the enhanced exposure to international academic programs at British universities, this event was another prime example where customization and the virtual platform connected users despite geographical and time zone differences to facilitate collaboration and networking. Stay tuned, we still have a lot more magic to amaze our clients with.

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Webinars: Make Your Message Matter

Technological innovation is changing the way organizations conduct business. With operations and clients spread across multiple countries, there is a definite need for a solution that enables target audience engagement without high financial or time based investments.

To help overcome this problem, vFairs facilities the hosting of live and prerecorded webinars to ensure ease of communication with clients, team members, and important industry alliances. A completely scalable platform, webinars bring the benefit of lower investments to achieve increased audience engagement in a simulated virtual environment- no carbon footprint, no venue rentals, or the hassles of investing in administrative staff to manage locations with limited attendee capacities.

With the power to reach the targeted audience regardless of geographical constraints, and deliver a personalized experience similar to a physical webinar, the power of this technology to secure high returns on investment have been witnessed by many of our vFairs clients. There is a diverse range of scenarios where live or prerecorded webinars are can be used to amplify the delivery of your message, and make an impact through high quality broadcast that visitors can stream from the comfort of their homes or offices. How? Let’s see a few examples:

Virtual MBA Fair Auditorium
                      Virtual MBA Fair Auditorium

1) Meetings/ Conferences/ Seminars: Uniting a large number of people typically involves logistical, accommodation and hospitality based expenses. Using vFair’s webinars, you can host a live session, or broadcast prerecorded content to ensure that you can maximize event attendance, meanwhile focusing efforts on knowledge building, strategy collaboration, or any other business associated needs you have.

2) Town Hall Meetings: Multinationals often face poor communication related challenges. Departments based in different regions often have low alignment of vision; following up on the status of projects or operations can be inefficient and confusing. A live webinar can solve this dilemma by allowing project or department managers to broadcast necessary information, meanwhile allowing attendees to ask questions in real-time so that ambiguity does not impact productivity.

Twitter Representative Delivering Webinar
               Twitter Representative Delivering Webinar

3) Distance Learning: In order to remain competitive, it is very important to provide employees with an opportunity to sharpen their skill sets. Hosting a professional development focused event with trainers can be an excellent avenue to maintain a dynamic workforce; presentations can be conducted, and information easily provided in downloadable formats to make the webinar an assured success.

Email Marketing Simplified Webinar Auditorium
       Email Marketing Simplified Event- Webinar Auditorium
Webinar Streaming
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4) University Open Days: Students want to learn about campus culture, programmes, and facilities before deciding which institution is a right match for their needs. Universities can use webinars to deliver campus tours, provide details regarding available degrees, and introduce students to faculty members to make a welcoming introduction and capture leads for future follow-ups.

Reach out to your audience with added precision using webinars. Live or prerecorded, vFairs ensures that the content can be easily shared and replayed by visitors that were unable to attend your event during the defined hours. With unparalleled ease of access and scalability, you can be confident to capture new leads, gain untapped business opportunities, and encourage better synergy across your workforce- just a few of endless opportunities that webinars have to offer.

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