Virtual Job Fair success for Bayt
Dubai, July 2, 2008
Bayt.com, a leading job site, in a first of its kind event recently welcomed more than 31,000 job seekers online to the Virtual Job Fair.
Running on Bayt.com's website for five days, the fair offered both employers and job seekers a convenient and hassle-free opportunity to interact and to explore potential job openings throughout the GCC region, said a statement.
As part of the initiative, Bayt.com constructed animated 3D "Virtual Booths" on the website for the different participating companies, which received approximately 115,000 booth visits across the five-days. Virtual booths, like physical job fairs, were branded with the exhibitors' names and logos and provided access to a range of information about that particular company.
A total of 330 new jobs were on offer during the job fair from some of the region's major employers, including the event's main sponsor Emirates Group. Job seekers had the opportunity to submit their CV to the booths of their choice and directly apply for advertised jobs; while job seekers and employers had the unique option of interacting in real time via online or video chat.
"We are committed to continually facilitating the process for employers to actively find, interact with, and recruit relevant job seekers; and for job seekers to easily find the newest and most exciting jobs in the Middle East from some of the best employers in the region and further afield," said Bayt.com CEO, Rabea Ataya.
Speaking on the outcome of the fair, Rick Helliwell, vice president – recruitment, Emirates Group said: "We are delighted at the resounding responses we have received from the Virtual Career Fair, during the 5 days we have had more than 26,000 visits to our booth, and over 9,000 unique career seekers were exposed to our brand and job opportunities.” –TradeArabia News Service