First virtual job fair in Lebanon
Beirut, August 31, 2009
Job-seekers in Lebanon have the first-of-its-kind opportunity to ‘attend’ a virtual job fair (VJF) by logging on to the Bayt.com website.
Encouraged by the success of previous fairs across the region, Bayt.com said it aims to boost the labour market in the country by hosting this virtual job fair in September.
In one of the most convenient recruitment forums available today, the candidates can search for jobs, submit a CV and interact with employers from computers with Internet access. Local, regional and international employers will equally benefit from VJF Lebanon 2009 by establishing an active talent-seeking presence.
VJF Lebanon 2009, to be held in cooperation with media partner Al Balad, features animated 3D ‘virtual booths’ on the website for participating companies and each booth will be branded with the exhibitors’ names and logos, providing access to a range of information about the company, including corporate culture, business activities and recruitment practices.
A CV drop option will enable job seekers to submit their resume to the booths of their choice, apply for jobs and interact in real time with the employers via online or video chat.
A series of links will help job seekers to connect to a directory of current vacancies in a particular company, avoiding the hassle of having to root through various job postings.
Dany Farha, chief operating officer, said: “We have already held six virtual job fairs around the Middle East region, and they have proven to be a very popular job hunt method.”
“Holding this VJF in Lebanon demonstrates our commitment to providing a boost to the country’s labour market, especially during this global economic downturn, through innovative and easy,” he added.
Listing the advantages, Farha said: “The fully online exercise would also mean employed candidates looking for new opportunities, don’t have to take time off work to attend an interview - saving both time and the costs of travel.”
The fair being completely confidential, professionals can search and apply for jobs without fear of being recognised, unlike the conventional job fairs.
The virtual job fair provides the ideal forum to increase brand awareness and visibility, and allows organisations to advertise job vacancies on the job site, which already has more than 3.5 million registered users, of whom 150,000 are Lebanese from 94 industries and 182 countries, Farha said.
At the end of the fair, employers have the option to measure the success rate of the fair for their organisation with Bayt.com’s advanced reporting tools.
For more information and to find out how to participate in Bayt.com’s first ever virtual job fair in Lebanon log on to www.bayt.com and click on the virtual job fair banner/button, Farha added. -TradeArabia News Service
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