By Gavin Gibbon
New features added include live chat, virtual lobbies and spaces and tools to schedule interviews
Job seekers can now visit virtual job fairs, courtesy of Bayt.com.
Styled to look like a real job fair, vFairs presents advanced virtual environment, using chat rooms, teleconferencing, webcasts and webinars, and other digital tools that allow jobseekers to interact with potential employers and exchange vital job-related information.
New features added include live chat, virtual lobbies and spaces and tools to schedule interviews.
“To keep up with the times, both job seekers and businesses need to stay aware of the latest and most effective hiring practices. Virtual events through vFairs, which connects the region’s talented workers with employers looking to hire in a seamless virtual environment, are a critical part of our efforts to build a stronger, more innovative workforce,” said Akram Assaf, chief technology officer at Bayt.com.
Employers from each participating business can be online to accept CVs and applications and speak with potential candidates. While job seekers can search for available jobs and submit their application, while interacting with employers through virtual ‘booths’. If there is a match, the two can chat privately in a realistic 3D environment that resembles an exhibition hall.
vFairs has launched a range of customised designs and animations to adapt to employers’ regions, cultures, and personalised preferences to provide an even richer, visually compelling experience to attract a larger audience.
Job seekers also have the option to interact confidentially with employers, with access to HR career consultants to provide career-based information to help them make an informed decision. Job seekers can also request a live chat/interview from employers within provided time slots - companies looking to hire can view the list of users and ask to meet a job seeker during the event.