Can I use Video Conferencing Software to Power My Virtual Career Fair?

You won’t have trouble finding great video conferencing programs on the market. Let’s face it, without programs like Zoom, this entire pandemic would have been a much more difficult landscape to navigate.  However, when it comes to virtual events, there are advantages to using a dedicated event platform like Premier Virtual.

Ultimately, whether or not you can use a video conferencing program to power your virtual career fairs depends on your needs.  If you’re an employer with just a few job openings, you may want to host a virtual career fair to attract more candidates and gain exposure while doing so.  In that case, a video conferencing program like Zoom can be a perfectly acceptable option.

However, if you’re hosting a career fair with multiple employers or your organization has dozens of job openings with locations throughout the state or country, your needs will far outweigh the features that video conferencing programs can offer for a successful event.

Essentially, video conferencing is just one element in a virtual career fair.  While some of these programs offer additional features like chat and breakout rooms, they don’t include the unique features offered by virtual event platforms that will increase your event’s ability to mirror in-person events.

In the Premier Virtual platform, recruiters can review resumes well before ever speaking with a candidate.  They can also view pre-recorded video resumes.  If the employer feels it might be a good fit, they can enter into a one-on-one chat or invite the candidate into an interview using the integrated video feature.  These features make it possible for recruiters to engage with more than one candidate simultaneously, increasing effectiveness and efficiency.

It’s also important to note that this is not a group chat that everyone else in the room can read.  In the Premier Virtual platform, the job candidate’s communication is always ‘one-on-one,’ securing both parties’ privacy.  The Premier Virtual platform also has a ‘smart-chat’ feature that follows the candidate throughout the event.  This feature allows the candidate to start a chat and continue with the event without having to wait in a long queue or for a response from a recruiter that might be busy at the time.  Whenever the recruiter is available and responds, the candidate will receive the chat message and continue the conversation.

This process is much more cumbersome with video conferencing.  The host or employer would have to schedule an interview with the candidate ahead of time, or the recruiter has to ask that candidate to leave the main group and enter into a ‘breakout’ room.

There are many other advantages to using an event platform.  For example, if you have multiple employers, you can customize the lobby so that each company has its hiring booth, complete with logo, bio, job openings, social media and website links, as well as downloadable PDFs.  Everything you need to replicate an in-person event.  Not to mention the robust reporting that employers receive before, during, and after the event that makes follow-up much more effective.

Event platforms also allow you to scale very quickly without needing additional upgrades or bandwidth.  For example, a recent statewide career fair in Virginia had 350 employers with thousands of job openings that attracted over 15,000 job applicants.  Those are numbers that could never be replicated in person or managed properly using video conferencing software.

Monetizing Your Career Fair

One key advantage is the ability to use our virtual platform to monetize your events.  During Covid-19, many chambers of commerce organizations and event organizers in general, have had significant setbacks due to CDC guidelines for in-person events. Using a virtual event platform like ours allows you to easily monetize events by selling booths and securing sponsorships just like you would in a live event.

The bottom line is if you’re managing hundreds of employers, thousands of jobs, and tens of thousands of job candidates, it is simply beyond the capacity of video-conferencing platforms.  When it comes down to virtual career fairs, choosing a virtual event platform that is dedicated to powering them like Premier Virtual is the wise business decision.

If you’d like to learn more about the Premier Virtual event platform, please visit www.PremierVirtual.com for a free demo.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Premier Virtual Set to Launch Version 2.0!

Announcing the release of Version 2.0!
Based on our client’s wants and needs, Premier Virtual is proud to announce the first major upgrade of its platform…Version 2.0.   The platform remains easy-to-use while adding significant new features that make it the most innovative virtual hiring event platform on the market.  As one of our beta-testers said, “We didn’t just remodel the house, we tore it down and built a mansion!”
What you can expect: 

The upgrades will significantly improve the user experience, for the host, employer, and job candidates by providing enhanced customization tools and improved design.  Below is a comparison chart with the significant upgrades listed.

Schedule Your Training Demo!

In the next few weeks, we will be coordinating a series of training webinars.  Your account executive or account manager will be contacting you with a complete schedule so that you can participate in the most convenient one.  It’s because of our loyal clients that helped to make this possible, and for that we thank you, and look forward to your continued support!  If you are not a client, please schedule a demo by visiting premiervirtual.com 

Steve Edwards – CEO, Premier Virtual

Premier Virtual Contracted by Over 120 Workforce Development Boards

In less than 1 year, Premier Virtual has compiled an impressive list of workforce development board clients.  It makes sense that the South Florida based company is the official virtual platform for CareerSource Florida on a statewide level (24 boards), but we are also the statewide board for:

  • Massachusettes (17 boards)
  • Virginia (16 boards)
  • Wisconsin (11 boards)
  • Tennessee (24 boards)

 

Premier Virtual is also powering virtual job fairs for workforce boards in:

  • Texas (17 boards)
  • California (18 boards)
  • Ohio (5 boards)
  • Colorado (2 boards)
  • Maine (1 board)
  • Maryland (1 board)
  • Minnesota (1 board)
  • New York (1 board)
  • Utah (1 board)
  • Washington (1 board)

In addition, there are several job training agencies that have chosen our platform including:

  • New Jersey – Department of Economic Development
  • N.Y. Schenectady Job Training Agency

If your workforce board, school board, or related government agency is looking for an economical virtual platform that is rated best-in-class, please schedule a demo to see how we can help.

We Give You More!

Unlike our competition, the Premier Virtual hiring event platform was created by recruiters.  For nearly 9 years, Founder and CEO, Steve Edwards hosted in-person job fairs throughout the state of Florida.  In 2018, he saw the writing on the wall and knew that a shift in the market was coming.  Instead of waiting, Steve set out to create his own virtual event platform and poured everything he knew from in-person events into developing Premier Virtual.

The results are undeniable, with over 1,200 events, 15,000 hiring companies, and 150,000 job-seekers and counting, using the platform to connect.  As we start to look at what will happen post-covid, it’s clear that a company that offers virtual hiring events as part of their recruitment strategy will have a much better chance to succeed than those who don’t. That’s why our platform is essential, and that’s why we give you more!

We give you more than Brazen, XOR, vFairs, or any other virtual platform, and more is coming soon, as we get set to publish our 2.0 update.  You’ll have more flexibility, more quality time with job-seekers, more reliability than any other platform on the market, more efficiency, and more live, local support so that you can have the best possible hiring event.

Schedule a demo to see for yourself why we give you more, and why Premier Virtual is the best option for your virtual hiring events.

 

What are the Best Virtual Hiring Event Platforms?

When it comes to selecting the best possible virtual hiring platform for your organization, three companies continue to rise to the top; Brazen, V-Fairs, and Premier Virtual.

While Brazen and VFairs have been in the virtual space a long time, Premier Virtual has quickly emerged as one of the top virtual hiring event platform options on the market.

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In just over 1-year Premier Virtual has powered nearly 1,000 virtual hiring events, where over 10,000 employers have filled positions from among 100,000+ registered job applicants!

One particular segment of the hiring industry that has embraced the Premier Virtual platform is the Workforce Solutions sector. Across America, nearly 1 in 3 workforce boards have hired Premier Virtual to be their exclusive platform provider. In fact, Premier Virtual is the primary statewide provider for the workforce boards in Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Florida.

How Does Premier Virtual Compare?

  • Innovations – offering the most advanced features, and preparing to release all-new upgrades and additional features, scheduled for March.
  • Ease of use – the launch of a new ‘Set-up Wizard’ will make creating and launching events easier than ever before.
  • Customization – the ability to host virtually any type of event.
  • Affordable – Best-in-class experience for employers and job seekers at the best price point in the market!
  • Communications – Text and 1-on-1 integrated video chat!!

If your organization is looking for a virtual hiring event platform option, please feel free to schedule a free demo by clicking on this link, or visit www.PremierVirtual.com