Are Virtual Events Worth My Time?
Published: May 12 2015
You've been invited to a Virtual Career Event but are wary to attend? We understand your concerns- Is it legitimate? Is it worth my time? Yes and yes. We are happy to share that Virtual Career Events have been driving recruiting for other industries for years. The Financial Services industry is just beginning to embrace this new channel of marketing. These "Virtual" events allow companies to include candidates living anywhere and share information with greater numbers of people at one time. Companies are discovering that the virtual format actually increases event attendance because of the convenience it offers versus traditional formats.
Virtual events are appearing in many forms: Career Fairs, Open Houses, Networking, Meet-Ups, Webinars and more. They are becoming pivotal to the hiring process for all levels of Financial Professionals. These events allow you, the candidate to speak to recruiters, executives and managers to gain insight into the company culture and career opportunities. For some events, you can even attend anonymously.
You can amplify a virtual events power by fully taking advantage of getting your information into the hands and memories of company representatives. Virtual events generally require a registration, which can include your basic contact information and a resume. It is very important to fill this information out in its entirety. Following virtual events, many hiring managers contact candidates with more information or to encourage further discussion.
So, by now you might be asking, "What can I expect from a Virtual Open House perhaps?" Even before the event, you can log in and view career opportunities and a brief company profile for example. On the event date and time, login and join the live session from anywhere. During the live event, you'll be matched in a one-on-one timed chats with participating employers.
Virtual Career Events are engaging and connecting Financial Professionals. Their virtual platform allows you to reach out to learn more without the cost of a plane ticket or a commitment of a face to face meeting. Virtual Career Events designed for the Financial Services Industry open the door for Top Financial Services talent to discretely explore employers, network, learn, and examine new career opportunities. No matter which type of Virtual Event you attend, you are sure to gain more than you expect!
If you are ready to become a tech savvy job seeker, BROKERHUNTER invites you to attend a Virtual Career Open House featuring Fidelity Investments. Eight Representatives will be on hand to discuss career openings for the following areas/experience levels: College, Sales, Series 7 Licensed, and Service this Wednesday, May 13 from 12 – 3 PM Eastern.