Virtual Career Fair Hosts Live Day for Adults
Author: Ashley Charest
Published: Wednesday, 03 Mar 2021
The Junior Achievement of Kansas Virtual Career Fair, which opened on March 1, will hold a live day on Thursday, March 4, for one of our target audiences: adults in the workplace and soon-to-be college graduates. The Fair will help employers find qualified and interested job seekers while also helping those in the community who want to stay and work in NE Kansas. The 90-day fair will run through May 29, and is supported by the Greater Topeka Partnership, Capitol Federal and Evergy.
During the live day, adults and college grads will be able to view the auditorium presentations and visit the exhibitor booths. In addition, the booths will have staff manning them to provide more immediate feedback on questions and interest, and some booths will be hosting live zoom sessions to interact directly.
Local employers can still sign up for an exhibitor booth. Each booth can host job openings, benefits details, etc. along with select videos, and different ways to communicate with the company.
“Our goal for the March 4 live day for adults is to allow employers and employees the opportunity to interact and learn more about each other,” said Ashley Charest, President, Junior Achievement of Kansas. “Even now, we have low unemployment in Shawnee County, which means that employers are having to work harder to fill their open positions. We are offering this Virtual Career Fair as one means to help the employers fill their open positions, and the potential employees find a good fit for their skill set.”
JA’s Virtual Career Fair will target 9 counties which include Shawnee, Jefferson, Jackson, Potawatomie, Wabaunsee, Osage, Marshall, Douglas and Franklin.
In addition to the exhibitor booths, the JA Virtual Career Fair will host an auditorium with topics such as:
- Writing a Resume That Gets READ
- Compelling Cover Letter
- Know Who’s Hiring – How Do You Search for a Job?
- Interviewing Skills for Jobs
- Where’s The $$$: Applying and Getting Scholarships
- Interviewing Skills for College Acceptance
- Entrepreneurship Panel
- A Day in the Life of…
- Credit or Not to Credit : How Your Credit History Affects Employability
- Social Media – Things to Know, How You Manage It, Setting Up Your LinkedIn Account
- What Are Employers Looking For
- Workplace (Soft) Skills
- Getting Along with Others in the Workplace
For more information about how to participate in the JA Virtual Career Fair, contact the JA office at (785) 235-3700 or visit the Virtual Career Fair platform at www.kansasja.vfairs.com.