A recent Virtual Job Fair offered jobseekers the chance to learn all they need to know about working abroad, from the comfort of their own homes.
The event, organised by Monster Polska, the Polish arm of private career website Monster, was the ideal solution for jobseekers without the time or means to spend hours at a traditional jobs fair. EURES participated by having EURES Advisers online all day to advising people thinking of moving to another European country for work.
Employers manned virtual stalls, as did EURES Advisers Maciej Trędota and Dariusz Mrozek, who provided guidance and information via a message box, live chat and a document library. The EURES stall was the second largest, with a reception, career room and video room, and the two advisers answered hundreds of questions from jobseekers. Visitors could also arrange a private conversation via Skype.
“The career room included all the vacancies that EURES was promoting in Poland. We received a few hundred CVs for some of them, and there were career tips and presentations, materials and leaflets,” says Maciej.
“We also organised an online seminar about EURES and how to prepare for working abroad, in which I gave a presentation on my webcam. Participants saw and heard me, and they could ask questions on chat. Dariusz moderated the questions and sent links and information on chat.”
This was the third Virtual Job Fair held in Poland, with the first two editions drawing almost 84 000 and 166 000 users respectively from all over Poland and beyond.
“We’ve participated in all three [Virtual Job Fairs] and every time it was pretty exciting and very useful. We received a lot of CVs for our vacancies and forwarded them to employers. I would be surprised if none of them found a job,” Maciej concludes.
Employers involved in the most recent edition of the Virtual Job Fair included Accenture, BPH Bank, Decathlon, KPMG International, Luxoft, Infosys, Motorola Poland, PWC, Samsung, Orange and Nokia Siemens Networks.