By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Services
In a previous blog, I introduced the idea of job seekers attending Virtual Career Fairs (VCF’s). It is a valuable recruiting tool that is becoming more and more popular; but what should you expect from this new form of recruiting?
A VCF is essentially a platform that hosts private chats between you and a recruiter. Each VCF may be different in specifically how the chats are handled; however, you will typically be able to chat one-on-one with a recruiter.
You should expect to make a connection with the recruiter rather than walk away with a job offer. You should consider the event a success if you end the chat with the recruiter’s direct email or LinkedIn profile for follow up purposes; especially if the recruiter asks you to send them your resume!
By Annette Clayton
Faculty Recruiter, American Public University System
After a long job search, it’s a very rewarding feeling to find out you have been selected for an interview and an equally strong feeling to receive notice after the interview that you were not selected. Though it’s disappointing, there are some positives in this situation and it’s important to handle a rejection appropriately.
By Whitney Harmel
Do you have professional certifications? If so, have you included them on your LinkedIn profile? LinkedIn has always allowed members to include this information on their profile, but they’ve made it even easier by offering a one-click Add to Profile for Certifications option.
By Dr. Deanne Larson
Faculty Member, Information Technology at American Public University
The global economy has recovered slowly since the economic crisis of 2008, but this recovery has brought increasing demand for skilled and talented IT employees. In the sea of qualified individuals, how do you boost your IT profile and get noticed?