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Everyone's goals & outcomes will be different. Here are some possibilities:

  • Research the employment market, learn about opportunities in a variety of industries
  • Network with potential future employers
  • Determine which positions are a strong match for your background
  • Learn about skills and competencies you can develop to be competitive in a range of fields
  • Submit job applications to employers' existing openings
  • Secure an interview during or after the event

You can use this forum as an opportunity to increase your industry knowledge. By speaking to recruiters you can learn more about the hiring process, how candidates are selected and screened, what to expect during an interview, (like how to answer challenging interview questions such as, “What is your expected salary?”) and negotiation tips. This is a great way to learn about hiring from the employer’s perspective.

Employers use this forum for a variety of reasons: some are there to increase awareness of their organization, discuss hiring trends and screen potential candidates (and interviews take place afterward), while others conduct phone interviews, video interviews, or schedule in-person interviews during or after the event. Many employers make job offers to candidates found through the virtual career fairs. Important: Joining employers’ chat sessions is the first step in potentially securing a job offer.