Bayt.com to host online UAE jobs fair
Dubai, April 19, 2011
Bayt.com, the region’s leading job site, will host an online job fair next week targeting UAE’s jobs market.
Bayt.com will run its Virtual Jobs Fair (VJF) UAE, with media partner Media Quest, from April 24 to 28.
“Today, employers and job seekers alike realise the myriad of advantages that using the Internet for recruitment brings. The previous Bayt.com job fairs in the region were huge successes and we except this one to be hugely popular, active and successful as well,” said Amer Zureikat, VP Sales at Bayt.com.
The fair will provide candidates with the easy and unique option to ‘attend’ the job fair from any Internet-accessible computer and submit their resumes to participating companies of interest at all times; while enabling local, regional and international employers to establish an active talent-seeking presence, without physically needing to be in any given location.
“Mediaquest Corp is proud to partner with VJF UAE. VJF effectively connects qualified job seekers with the best-fit career opportunities around the Middle East region,” Alexandre Hawari, co-CEO of Mediaquest Corp.
“This is a great service for the many highly-qualified yet unemployed professionals in the region who are seeking that one ideal opportunity to showcase and develop their talents,” Hawari added.
For the online fair, Bayt.com constructs animated 3D “virtual booths” on the website for the different participating companies. The virtual booths, like physical job fairs, are branded with the exhibitor’s name and logo and provide visitors access to a range of information about that particular company.
“Hosting the Bayt.com VJF UAE 2011 demonstrates our commitment to boosting the country’s labor market and contributing to the UAE’s growth and development,” Zureikat said.
“Throughout the past two years, Bayt.com’s VJFs around the Middle East region have proven to be a very popular and efficient way to connect the most qualified job seekers with the best opportunities and we look forward to seeing the positive outcomes that will emerge from this experience,” he added.
The online virtual job fair will also feature a CV drop option for job seekers to directly submit their CV to the booths of their choice and directly apply for advertised jobs; and the opportunity for employers and job seekers to interact in real time via online or video chat.
A series of links will enable 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.
Jobseekers will enjoy all the benefits and advantages of attending a bricks and mortar job fair with none of the costs entailed as there is no need to travel or commute or pay entry ticket fees or disseminate paper CVs or cards.
The fair also allows organisations to advertise their job vacancies on the Middle East’s number one job site, which already has over 5.5 million registered users from over 94 industries and 185 countries, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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