The NFB National Career Fair will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT.
This year’s career fair will be on Zoom. Our plan is to give each employer a Zoom room. At every hour and half-hour, employers will be expected to provide an overview of their organization and employment opportunities, leaving time for questions from job seekers before the next overview begins.
In addition to having at least one recruiter to provide the overview and talk to job seekers, it will be necessary for each employer to provide an individual to manage the Zoom room, mute participants, and allow individuals to ask questions. Job seekers who have attended one half-hour session should be asked to leave the Zoom room to allow space for new people.
Job seekers who want to have more in-depth discussions or interviews with employers should schedule them outside the career fair by calling or emailing employers using the contact information provided a week before the career fair.
Employer and Job-Seeker Information
We will have a Zoom room for the employment committee in case employers or job seekers have questions at the time. More information on that will be provided to all employer and job-seeker registrants.
On Monday, July 6, we will send each job seeker contact information for the employers registered for the career fair so they can send resumes and cover letters to employers who interest them. We will also send each employer the resumes of all registered job seekers. In that way, both parties will be able to contact each other and arrange to meet before, during, or after the career fair.
Each registered employer and job seeker will receive technical information on how to use our Zoom system. Everyone who wants to participate will need to download free Zoom software onto their computer or phone in order to access the system we are using for the career fair and the convention.
In order to participate in the career fair, employers and job seekers are required to register ahead of time. Registration closed at 10:00 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 5, 2020. There will be no walk-ins or last-minute registrations this year for technical reasons.
If you are in doubt about what to do, please register, as that will get you on our mailing list. You can withdraw before the career fair if you decide not to participate. There is no charge for employers or job seekers to attend.
*Note: Registering as a sponsor or as an individual for the convention will not register you for the career fair; you were required to register using one of the forms.