By DebbieH 28 Oct 2019 7 min read

Introducing virtual job fairs. An interview with Dave Capper

We recently caught up with Managing Director of the Aviation & Aerospace Job Fair, Dave Capper, to see why he thinks you need to start your job search at our virtual job fair. Here’s what he had to say…


Before we start, what is a virtual job fair?

A virtual job fair is basically the same as a live event that you would physically go to; you can look at various job opportunities, watch webinars, visit different stands and speak with employers through text, video or audio chat.
The obvious difference being, you don’t have to physically go anywhere! The whole event is online and you just log in to access it – like you would a computer game.


Could you explain more about the booths and how they work?

Absolutely. On the event day, all you need to do is log in and click into the exhibition hall. If you want to speak with a particular company, simply click on their stand and join the group chat. Employers can ask you to join a private chat if they want to find out more about you!
While you’re on a booth, you can also watch company videos, take a look at their social media, read Glassdoor reviews and view and apply for jobs.


So no free pens?

Unfortunately not! But you can download any company information that is available and save it to your online swag bag. All you need to do is email it yourself afterwards!


It sounds quite technical. Is it?

Absolutely not! I’m astounded how easy the platform is to use! You don’t need to download anything and you can access it through a computer, tablet or even your phone if you’re on the move! You just log in and away you go!


Why would a jobseeker choose an online event over a live job fair?

The biggest advantage is not having to physically go anywhere, which works particularly well for this industry. Pilots and Cabin Crew in particular will spend a lot of time in and out of the country working so it’s not always possible for them to attend live events. 

Even if a jobseeker is in this country, it can involve arranging childcare, the cost of traveling, parking etc… All these things add up and can get in the way of people attending. With a virtual job fair, all these factors are eliminated.  


What kind of employers can jobseekers expect to see?

We have plenty of exhibitors, all with live vacancies that jobseekers can apply for straight away.
If a jobseeker sees a vacancy they like the look of, they can ask further questions, such as what they’re looking for in a candidate, the company culture and how they can succeed in their application. The job market is extremely competitive so jobseekers need to stay one step ahead of the competition.


How much is it?

Absolutely nothing! It’s totally free for jobseekers.


What’s your best piece of advice for any jobseekers job hunting now?

Register for our event! Don’t forget to upload an updated CV so employers can find and contact you if they like what they see!


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The Aviation & Aerospace Job Fair will be live from 9am – 5pm on February 12th 2020.

Register for your free ticket by clicking the red button now.