Companies Ramp Up Virtual Hiring

There are early signs of a turnaround for the economy. With that comes new opportunities for those seeking new employment.


We’re seeing more mortgages, truck load deliveries, flight and hotel bookings, and retail gasoline purchases. Along with that are companies eager to hire to fill their positions right now.

From Chicagoland area, to Wisconsin, Ohio, Texas, New Jersey, Colorado, and New York – businesses are taking advantage of the available workforce for their open positions. There are industries with frontline occupations that need filling as well as logistics and healthcare.

That’s where job fairs come in. While these physical events have been placed on hold due to health concerns, Catalyst Career Group hosts virtual events set up to mimic the real thing.

Hiring managers host a business “booth” and post job positions in advance for candidates to review. When candidates visit the “booth” they can engage the hiring manger in live chat and provide their resume.


If the conversation and resume are of interest to the business, the hiring manager can immediately invite the job seeker for a Zoom interview – right then and there.

Once the virtual job fair is complete, the hiring manager has access to the candidates contact information, resume database, and analytics of the event.

Even more, the hiring manager can continue to reach out to other candidates who may not have visited their “booth” during the event. The opportunities for matching the right candidates with the right employers are especially elevated because of the virtual profile database.


Have you been concerned about having successful in-person interviews? So is the person on the other side of the “table”. When it’s not recommended to physically meet in closed-in locations with multiple individuals, virtual interviews and job fairs are the answer!

Let us know how we can solve your interviewing woes and connect the right candidate to the right position fast!

Contact Catalyst Career Group for virtual job fairs and private hiring events.






The Rise Of Virtual Job Fairs

Unemployment is rising and more than ever, people are looking for a new job. With restrictions in place surrounding close proximity, we are seeing a rise in the area of virtual job fairs!

This is becoming the quickest alternative to “pounding the pavement” or even in-person interviews right now.

This is one of the best ways to get information about remote jobs, the culture of a company, and discover which organizations have flexibility in work schedule.

Realtime Chat & Video

Virtual job fairs also give candidates and employers to talk in realtime through chat. If there is a good match via the chat, employers will often initiate a next level video pre-interview to learn more about the job seeker!

Fresh Resume Database

Another one of the biggest benefits to virtual job fairs is the ability to have the most recent resume profiles available for a very select location.

Employers appreciate being able to review relevant resumes before, during, and after the live event. It gives them that additional control feature to see the candidate pool and be empowered to connect in their own time for follow ups.

You can attend a job fair from your home office. With local companies all looking to hire, this is the perfect way to meet and interact with profiles online to share information and resumes.

Consider joining us for an upcoming area Job Fair. These are multi-profession, multi-industry VIRTUAL EVENTS where recruiters can safely connect live with area talent and maximize their recruiting efforts from the comfort of their own office.

Contact us to request a flyer/registration form to secure your place or if you would like to schedule a time to talk through the details ahead of registering.

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Outsmart The Coronavirus – Now’s The Best Time To Find Local Candidates.

It’s not a surprise that companies more and more are moving to virtual interviews in response to health concerns.

Moving job interviews and other interactions online in response to the outbreak only makes sense as companies switch to remote work across the organization.

With the right tools in place, this is actually making the recruiting job more straightforward.

With so many individuals working from home right now, it is the perfect time to schedule video interviews and calls,” says Jeff Straub, Private Hiring Events CEO. “It is also creating an environment where top talent is reconsidering the job they are currently at. They might be more prone to make a switch for a better offer too!”

Recruiters have had a pipeline of candidates who have been considering a change. Now with most workers at home working remote, they are much easier to access via technology. Presenting the right opportunity where they are at online could get a higher response than when candidates were traveling, in the office, and on their commute.

Some companies are waiting on their hiring efforts for negligible positions, but for those positions that must be filled immediately such as health care, call centers, and service technicians, the top talent will be snatched up by someone else in the meantime.” says Straub.

The lesson learned? If you absolutely know you’ve got to fill your pressed opening, take advantage of this time to get in front of as many top candidates as you can. We may never see such a unique opportunity of so many work-from-home talent as this and it’s best to make the most of it.

Because of the ever changing job seeker market, we’ve developed processes to leverage all the latest techniques and platforms AND private interview events to bring your best job seekers to you!

Interested in meeting BETTER candidates at your location? We’ve got just what you need. Our on-site PRIVATE hiring events bring select quality candidates to you – virtually or in-person.

Contact Catalyst Career Group today to discuss how a private hiring event or virtual interview is best for your organization!

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Pursue the best candidates for you and maximize your ROI. We bring you 8-15 highly qualified candidates from your candidate pool and you are free to hire as many as you desire, ALL AT ONE FLAT RATE!

Contact us today to schedule your private recruiting event. Schedule your FREE 15 minute Private Recruiting Event Assessment to see if this it is the best option for your hiring and financial goals!


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