17,000 take part in virtual job fair
Dubai, February 14, 2012
Bayt.com said it has held a successful virtual job fair (VJF) for the UAE, with 17,000 registered jobseekers from 102 countries taking part in the online event.
The fair which had about 200 vacancies open for application, allowed jobseekers and employers the opportunity to interact though the flexible medium of an online platform, giving access to traditional job fair facilities but with the added convenience of being able to attend from anywhere in the world.
Over five days, the VJF was visited over 100,000 times, said a statement.
“The response has been phenomenal, proving that this is the way to go for the recruitment industry; employers and jobseekers alike want to be able to seek the ideal candidate and position with the minimum of fuss,” said Suhail Masri, VP sales, Bayt.com.
“At Bayt.com, we are committed to assisting all those in the employment field, whether jobseekers or employers, to find the ideal solution for their needs. This is our 5th VJF in the region, and we look forward to many more to come. The statistics of this one demonstrate the geographical diversity that the easy to use platform is capable of attracting,” he added.
The Bayt.com VJF presents a unique concept; where jobseekers are able to fully interact with potential employers through a virtual environment, styled to look like a real job fair.
Using a range of digital tools, such as chat rooms, webcasts and webinars, jobseekers and employers can exchange information.
Jobseekers can search available jobs and submit their CVs, while employers can interact through virtual ‘booths’ where they can share presentations, reports, and information about their companies.
The next fair will take place in Qatar in April, the statement said.
Participating employers benefit from increased brand awareness, and access to Bayt.com’s extensive portfolio of jobseekers – made up over more than 7 million registered users covering 94 industries and 185 countries.
There are minimal resource requirements in return for maximum exposure, meaning less costs and a higher return on investment than with a traditional job fair, it said. – TradeArabia News Service