Recruiters from 10 international Public Sector Organisations and NGOs connected with internationally minded candidates
The Virtual Global Careers Fair on 26 and 27 June brought together recruiters and candidates on an online platform to connect and discuss career opportunities. 2,600 jobseekers from 135 countries visited the online event, which was attended by 10 international organisations including The World Bank, the European Personnel Selection Office, the International Committee of the Red Cross amongst others.
For the exhibitors, the event was an opportunity to connect with potential candidates and increase the awareness for their organisation:
“The Global Job Fair was a fantastic opportunity for UNFPA to reach a wider group of candidates and to make UNFPA more visible. We really enjoyed participating in this innovative initiative!” Luz Gonzales, UNFPA
“It was a very nice event and an excellent opportunity for our team to connect with potential candidates globally.” Natasha Kuznetsova, The World Bank
The attendees explored the virtual booths of the exhibitors, watched videos and gained practical advice and first-hand information from speakers who gave presentations in the virtual Auditorium.
Typically, users visited the event each day and spent on average over 3 hours on the site. In total, 3,051 documents were downloaded, 554 videos watched and the Auditorium was visited 2,900 times. The number of visits to the exhibitor booths was 12,538. They chatted with the attending HR teams and asked questions about profile requirements and current vacancies:
“Thank you very much for this helpful opportunity. I am working in a Peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and this event facilitated my job search. I appreciated above all the opportunity to speak directly with the recruiters. This helped me to “humanize” them since lately the applications are only through automatic processes online.”
Elisa, via email 26 June
The majority of attendees were experienced professionals, 56% having 3 or more years of work experience, 81% having a degree; with Social Sciences and Economics being the most common study fields. There were twice as many women than men attending the fair, a fact that was appreciated by the exhibitors on the outlook to balance their gender intakes.
The event was promoted with the support of international media partners www.exec-appointments.com, the EurActiv JobSite jobs.euractiv.com, Japan Times, America Economia and UNJobs.org. A Social Media campaign and promotional activities of the exhibiting organisations further extended the reach of the event.
Fernando de Benavides, Managing Director of Terra Firma Associates, commented “The success of the first Global Careers Fair has confirmed the demand from recruiters to utilise cost-effective, innovative channels to connect with previously untapped global talent pools. The feedback from both recruiters and applicants has been extremely positive as both have enjoyed being able to meet and talk, bringing back the ‘Human’ element into the recruitment process”. More fairs are already being planned.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Global Careers Fair is an initiative from Terra Firma Associates, an independent recruitment communications agency based in London. Working for blue chip clients on a global basis, both from the private and international public sectors, Terra Firma Associates manages global recruitment advertising campaigns in print, online and social media, operating across time zones, languages and cultures.
For more information, please contact: Martyn Baxter,
+44 20 7253 1137, firstname.lastname@example.org
www.globalcareersfair.com / www.terrafirmaassociates.com