In today’s digital landscape, you can find almost anything you’re looking for online — even a job. Most job seekers today are familiar with job search websites that connect employers to prospective employees. But did you know you can also participate in job fairs entirely online?
The Kentucky Career Center - Lincoln Trail is now offering twice-monthly virtual job fairs at no cost through the recruitment platform Premier Virtual. During these events, job seekers have the opportunity to submit their résumé to regional employers of their choice and interact with employers through chat and teleconferencing features.
Known as Let’s Talk Tuesdays, virtual job fairs hosted by KCC-LT take place on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. EST. Each event focuses on a specific industry, including manufacturing, construction, transportation and logistics, business and IT services and healthcare. In addition, a general virtual job fair event will be held each quarter, where participants can interact with employers from a variety of industries.
Regardless of employment history, educational background or income, job seekers are welcome to take part in the virtual events at absolutely no cost.
When you’re on the hunt for a new job, scheduling interview after interview can be stressful and time-consuming. Let’s Talk Tuesdays events allow job seekers to bypass this headache by providing access to multiple employers in one session, and the events are divided into separate industries to cater to your passions and skill sets. Plus, this valuable resource is conveniently accessible on your computer, phone, or tablet, saving you time that would have been spent traveling to a traditional job fair. Job seekers are also welcome to visit any of the four KCC-LT offices during virtual job fair events, where they can use office computers and receive assistance from staff as needed.
Before participating in a Let’s Talk Tuesdays event, it is important to come prepared with a PDF of your résumé (no other electronic file will be supported), questions to ask employers, an effective method of notetaking, and availability for interviews or employment and internship offers, including start and end dates. Job seekers are also encouraged to wear business casual or business professional attire during the events. To prepare for a virtual job fair, KCC-LT also offers monthly informational sessions explaining the process on the Thursday prior to the first Tuesday of each month.
To register for the next Let’s Talk Tuesdays event and get a head start on landing your next job, visit ltcareercenter.org/events.