Virtual Career Fair Unveiled for NE Kansas Employers
Author: Ashley Charest
Published: Tuesday, 02 Feb 2021
Junior Achievement of Kansas has unveiled its Virtual Career Fair which is targeted to help employers, job seekers and students searching for a career path. The 90-day fair will open on March 1 and run through May 29, and is supported by the Greater Topeka Partnership, Capitol Federal and Evergy.
Local employers are encouraged to sign up for a virtual booth by February 15, in order to maximize their booth set up time, along with allowing for publicity of their booth and participation. Each booth can host job openings, benefits details, etc. along with select videos, and direct ways to communicate with the company. In addition, employers will also be able to communicate with attendees in a variety of ways, including direct contact on the live event days.
There are two distinct audiences for the Virtual Career Fair. The first audience includes college students looking for their first post-graduate job, along with adults currently in the workplace and looking for a career change. The second audience is more familiar to Junior Achievement but less so to local employers. That audience is middle and high schools students. These students will be searching the fair to target their potential career pathway, along with learning more about local employer opportunities.
“With the limitations that our local schools have on outside visitors, our middle and high school students were missing out on visiting with local business leaders and learning more about what our community has to offer post-graduation for employment,” said Ashley Charest, President, Junior Achievement of Kansas. “In putting together a Virtual Career Fair for our normal demographic of students, it only made sense that we would partner with our local Chamber and businesses to open up the opportunity to adult job-seekers as well and make it a true win for our entire community.”
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 is 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 us online at www.kansasja.org.