The job fair is perhaps the central event for many job seekers and employers. They provide employers access to a large field of potential applicants, and allow those looking for work to explore multiple options and careers. But in today’s tough economic climate, job fairs can sometimes come with logistical challenges. Travel, parking, crowds and others issues can be frustrating, and may even create barriers to entry for some.
One solution many employers have found, going online. Online job fairs provide employers a way to overcome challenges sometimes associated with brick and mortar job fairs. Luckily for veterans, the organization Milicruit.com is taking advantage of this trend to create new tools to help veterans and military families find work.
Milicruit was founded to provide an online forum for veterans seeking employment and employers seeking to hire veterans to meet and interact in online. Through their “virtual recruitment center,” Milicruit is hosting a series of online job fairs that allow veterans to visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, and chat and email directly with recruiters and hiring managers, all from the comfort of their home or office. According to Milicruit, employers say these online forums can save time and money, as well as broaden the candidate pool.
Milicruit’s next online career fair for veterans and military spouses is scheduled for November 10th, and is hosted in partnership with Joining Forces. Over 70 Fortune 1,000 employers and government agencies are registered to participate, and over 27,000 soldiers, veterans, and military spouses have registered to attend. If you are a veteran or military spouse seeking work, or an employer looking to hire veterans, go to http://www.veteranscareerfair.com to register.
The Internet continues to provide new and exciting resources for Veterans. Click the following links for more examples of how companies are leveraging the power of the internet from The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.
Tags: Employment, job fairs, Joining Forces, Milicruit, veterans
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