One of the biggest challenges that the recruiters face nowadays is to attract the proper talented job seekers for the vacant job roles in their companies or businesses. And for tech recruitment, it is going to be harder and hardest through time by time. People opting for STEM as a career choice getting hired by the top companies for greater salary packages, and the small businesses and the unknown tech companies will get to face the difficulties to get hold of those candidates. They are facing problems to pull the attractions of the best-qualified candidates who can help the companies to grow and make a good brand value. Job fairs are the common ways or the platforms where the big, small, unknown, reputed all the companies can meet potential candidates and can be beneficial by many terms for their businesses.
What is the job fair?
A job fair is a common platform for every job recruiter and the greatest way for every business and company to get hold of the numerous job seekers, face to face or in-person at a location or you can say under the same roof. A job fair is like an event, where every company or business can attend and also the candidates with or without age limitations for the job vacancy. Not only the companies attend these fairs to fill their vacant job roles, but also to promote the brand name of their company and the business teams and of course their services.
This job fair may not always be organized by some organization or the recruiters themselves, but also there are some college and graduation schools along with the universities which enable the chances to their passed out and the passing out students to provide them the proper placement by organizing certain job fairs or the career fairs in the institutions.
These job fairs are always held on a large hall or on the institution’s ground, where the employers or the recruiters set up a booth with their existing HR recruiting team members in the booth, to get the application of the interested candidates. In this booth, generally, these team members explain the whole process to the candidates and also about their current job vacancies and the desired candidate profile for that job role and whatever the candidates want to know.
The basic importance of a job fair
There is some basic importance of every job fair that the companies and the businesses want to attend it and to get the candidates for their companies and the business. Mainly the job fair allows the recruiters and the companies to create an open job network with the candidates and also with the other competitor recruiting teams at the open job market. Through this network, the companies will be able to connect with a candidate and even a company.
The companies and the businesses can also make a promotion of their brand name and employer brand value in a good position so that the candidates will be able to find their name in the open sources and be much interested in their job boards and make applications by themselves. By promoting the brand value in a job fair the company and the business will make a good impression on the mind of the future candidates, as well the institutions for the coming job fair.
Some companies only attend a job fair just to get the candidates to hire for specific job roles and to fill the vacant job roles in their companies and the organizations. Some companies attend these job fairs to get the hold of the recent college graduates or the passed out or the freshers to offer them internships on their companies, by using a campus fair or the career fair that organized by an institution or the college. After then, the recruiters will think of hiring that candidate for full time.
Benefits of a job fair in the businesses
Despite the basic importance of the job fairs for the recruiters, the businesses and the companies will also get beneficiated by these. There are 5 basic benefits that the job fairs provide to the business and the companies, as follows:
The companies will get easy access to the highly qualified talent pool. The recruiters have to face many problems to pull the candidate’s attention. The job fairs allow the recruiters to access the larger talent pool under the same roof, along with various skill-sets and problem-solving capacities. They do not need to find candidates on their own, also they do not need to open different job boards for pulling the attention of the candidates.
It reduces the time and money for the business. The job fairs allow the recruiters to get hold of the best talent pools with high qualification and also better problem-solving skills. Thus it saves the time for the recruiters that they generally use to find the candidate and to access their interests by utilizing certain steps. And thus it also saves the money for the businesses that they generally use to create job advertisements and job postings on their different job boards, and also some job finding sites such as Indeed or LinkedIn.
The recruiters can get the hold of the candidates in person before making any interview. Generally, before making any interview no recruiters can get the hold of a candidate in person. By making an interview with an uninterested dull person the recruiters do one thing, that is the waste of their time. The job fairs allow them openly to meet the applicants in person before calling them for an office interview. It also allows the recruiters to make an informal interview on spot at the fair and make hiring decisions whether to hire the candidate or not, even if they can also make the decision whether to call the candidate for an interview or not.
The recruiters can get fresh and new candidates for their job roles. When attending a career fair organized by the college or the institution, it allows the recruiters to get the fresh and new candidates updated with new technologies and skills. By attending this career fair the recruiters will get the newly passed out or the passing out candidates who still have not been exposed to the open job market and accept any job offers. By hiring these freshers, it helps the small and unknown business to grow in the open job market with more opportunities.
The above passage shows you the usefulness of attending a job fair, not only for recruiters even also for business. If your companies are using the job fair to get the hold of the candidate then you will definitely be in a good state for the opportunities and the growth in the competitive job markets. And if you are not familiar with these job fairs and having trouble getting hold of the talents for your businesses, then you should go for the job fair.
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