September 19, 2011

Monster Canada Reports Successful Second Online Career Fair

Monster CanadaMonster Canada, part of the Monster Worldwide family of global online employment solutions, has recently announced the completion of their second widely popular virtual career fair. The global event which took place last week, had more than 14,000 visitors and received over 7,500 resumes. The continued success of the job fair means the program is likely to return for a third iteration, with their website making note of future plans.

Speaking before the second event, Monster Canada senior vice-president of international sales and general manager Peter Gilfillan recounted the success of the first event and noted his great expectations going forward. “Monster’s first Virtual Career Fair in April was hugely popular and the high level of activity clearly demonstrated how having an active online career strategy is the way of the future both for successful job seekers and employers. Our current Virtual Career Fair is sure to drive even more interest and results as the word spreads. We’ve designed the Virtual Career Fair to open up a whole new world of valuable career connections to job seekers and employers. The results have been truly exciting.”

The online career fair removes a number of inherent obstacles that were begrudgingly accepted as part of the traditional job fair model. Recruiters and candidates can now save valuable time and travel expenses by working through the virtual event, and both groups have all their documents and resources at their fingertips for easy transfer. The events provide all employers and job seekers the opportunity to connect and drive their employment decisions forward through an efficient and easy-to-use channel.

“The Monster Virtual Career Fair provided us with a phenomenal opportunity to gain exposure to job seekers across the entire country from the comfort of our own office,” said an HR representative from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. “The ability to share information through videos, banners, and downloads provided us with an opportunity to educate a huge audience. With no travel expenses and the ability to access thousands of job seekers per day, this unique and innovative event eliminates all the limitations associated with traditional career fairs.”

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Marie is a writer for covering career advice, recruitment topics, and HR issues. She has an educational background in languages and literature as well as corporate experience in Human Resources.