Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is holding a virtual career fair to complement its annual jobseekers event.
The 11th annual Career Fair includes a digital extension of the career fair powered by vFairs, a dynamic virtual environment where students can browse exhibitor booths, interact with employers and apply for vacancies online, enhancing the user experience for both exhibitors and job-seekers.
The event is held in partnership with jobs website Bayt.com
The virtual fair includes online chat functions, a searchable resume database and webinars. DIAC said that the Career Fair is now a borderless networking opportunity that matches international students and job-seekers, allowing students from abroad to attend the event without needing to travel.
The Career Fair, which runs until 17th May, is also supported with ScanShake's CV Capture tool, a technology that captures job-seekers' profiles and CVs digitally, and enables employers to bookmark the top candidates within the app and share it with the recruitment team.
In addition, Participants can register with Talentera's custom recruitment platform, offering intuitive job boards that enabled participants to use specific filters to find vacancies that match their skillsets, whilst enabling employers to scan profiles of potential candidates, shortlist them and to follow-up with them directly.
Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park, said: "The great turnout of students and recruiters at the onsite fair is testimony to the viability of such a large-scale event. Our collaboration with Bayt.com has enabled us to extend our offerings to the virtual space, and thus expand our reach across borders. The innovative technological approach allows us to connect students and universities with leading organisations that will further fuel homegrown talent to fulfill Dubai's economic ambitions and diversification efforts."
Commenting on the partnership, Muhammad Younas, General Manager at Bayt.com said: "The employment landscape is going through a technological revolution and we, at Bayt.com, are thrilled to collaborate with DIAC to deliver a one-of-a-kind career fair, equipped with top-notch recruitment technology. With rich features like the Talentera-powered searchable job board, ScanShake CV Capture App and a 3-day vFairs-powered virtual extension to the onsite event, we look forward to co-hosting the DIAC career fair in the future and taking the industry's pioneering steps towards convenient, inclusive and engaging hiring events."