Job seekers in the Philippines can connect with employers for hundreds of vacant jobs – without having to leave home.
Young, skilled and determined job seekers in the Philippines have an opportunity to directly interact with companies searching for fresh talent at the upcoming Monster.com Philippines Virtual Career Fair.
This is the fifth time Monster.com (Philippines), a leading online and career recruitment solutions provider, has run the popular event, taking place this month from February 23 to 27.
Combining a number of employers with vacancies for a huge range of jobs, the career fair aims to virtually connect local skilled professionals with new job opportunities. Companies participating in the upcoming Virtual Career Fair (VCF) include a range of business process outsourcing (BPO), Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Service (ITES) businesses, and more.
At the event, students and candidates across industries and experience levels, will have the opportunity to communicate with top employers and speak with recruiters over Skype to find out more about available jobs. Participating companies will have the opportunity to interview and interact with a breadth of talent in an environment that optimises time and efficiency.
To start linking up with recruiters and HR teams from across the country and the world, budding job seekers simply need to register on Monster.com and upload their updated resume.
“The Monster.com Philippines Virtual Career Fair 2015 is an efficient and exciting way for local job seekers to push their profiles to companies on the hunt for top talent – and they don’t even need to leave home to be interviewed,” said Sanjay Modi, Managing Director of Monster.com (India, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong)
“The dynamic talent market and flourishing economy in the Philippines means more companies than ever are looking for new people to join their growing businesses. Job seekers who take part in the Virtual Career Fair are more than likely to meet their new future boss.”
In addition to finding a new job, participants also have many chances to walk away with prizes and exclusive job opportunities.
Monster.com’s ongoing selfie contest asks job seekers to “Wake up the Monster Inside You!” by snapping a selfie – alone or with colleagues – with a caption on why they want to join the Monster Philippines Virtual Career Fair.
They can fill out a short contest information form on Monster.com’s Facebook page and share selfies on social media with the hashtag #Monsterworknplay
Winning entries will receive an iPad mini, and one lucky winner will be invited to dinner and networking with the heads of top Philippines BPO firms and Monster.com’s Managing Director (India, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong).
5 tips to land a job at the Job Fair
Whether you’re a fresh graduate seeking your first job or an experienced professional looking for something different, the Monster Philippines Virtual Career Fair is a prime opportunity to network, connect and find job leads.
To increase your chances over the event, follow these tips and boost your profile:
Register and connect: Go to https://vcf.monster.com.ph/ to register for the Job Fair and include all your current information. Make sure to select the ‘low’ privacy setting to let every employer see your resume. If you don’t have Skype, install the app so interviewers can call you directly if they like what they see.
1. Refresh your resume: As soon as the Job Fair begins, employers will start checking their inboxes quickly. Make sure your resume is front and centre by putting the most relevant information at the beginning. If you’re looking for career possibilities across a few different roles, consider writing a few different resumes and/or cover letters tailored to each type of job. Keep it short and edit out all the clutter. A more specific approach will help you stand out from the crowd.
2. Update your profile: If your current profile on Monster.com is outdated, get it up to speed. Include your certifications, skills and any extra details. This will help recruiters to get to know the virtual you better.
3. Do your research and ask questions: An interview isn’t just about getting to know you, but an opportunity for you to know the company. Recruiters like meeting people who have done their research, so read recent news, understand what the business does, and prepare intelligent questions to ask the interviewer.
Follow up: Like any interview, you’ll need to follow up. Don’t bombard them with emails the day after, but send a follow-up email roughly 3-4 days later. It is also a good idea to send an email 24 hours after the interview to thank the recruiter for their time and for considering you for the role.
About Monster Philippines Virtual Career Fair
The Monster Philippines Virtual Career Fair runs from February 23-27. Participants can register at https://vcf.monster.com.ph/
For convenience, download the Monster App at https://www.monster.com.ph/mobile/index.html
About Monster Worldwide
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