IEEE Region 6 Hosts IEEE Virtual Career and Talent Expo

IEEE Region 6 Hosts IEEE Virtual Career and Talent Expo

BY IEEE-USA Staff Posted: 26 May 2015

IEEE members are invited to participate in the first-ever IEEE Virtual Career and Talent Expo, hosted by Region 6 beginning in June, with LIVE recruiting days on 10, 11 and 12 June. The online event opens 1-9 June for preparation, and will run through 30 June. 

Registration is free to all IEEE members.  Non-members can participate by paying a $125.00 registration fee. 

This Expo is geared for those planning that next career move. Participants will be able to connect to thousands of job opportunities, grow their professional networks and access world-class resources for career development. The virtual experience will include keynotes from industry experts, live webinars, and prizes and giveaways.

“We are excited to have our members attend – to learn and to grow in their profession. We think we are onto something big: changing the way people look for jobs and the way businesses recruit, hire, onboard and develop,” said Thomas Coughlin, director of IEEE Region 6, who added, “It’s important for all members to take advantage of this event as an excellent IEEE benefit.”

IEEE Region 6 is also offering all participants a free, online, personal skills and talent assessment. The assessment measures skills, passions and interests. Participants will receive a 23-page talent report that outlines seven distinct personal advantages that they can leverage in career development and the job search. Those advantages include: self-awareness, personal branding, making 30-second commercials, resume writing, cover letters, interview skills and job-matching potential. You can share your personal results at the event to market your unique abilities to industry-leading companies through data-driven searches.

The assessment partner, Target Training International (TTI), has patented an assessment process which is validated by research and utilized by more than 100,000 companies in 90 countries. TTI has assisted more than 22 million people in personal development and self-discovery.

“The use of this talent profile, coupled with the strength of a candidate’s resume, will enable an ideal match of a company and candidate. Only until you discover your talents, and become aware of the possibilities within, can you point yourself in the right direction for success,” said past IEEE Region 6 Director, Mike Andrews.

Beginning 1-9 June, the Career and Talent Expo will host professional development presentations centered around the talent profile to attendees on the virtual platform. Sessions will have relevant and informative keynote speakers providing important industry, career and technical guidance to help participants make important decisions. 

The “live” portion of this event will run from 10 to 12 June.  Participants can talk with recruiters and company representatives in their booths. Prospective employers can conduct interviews with candidates via video and live chat features, and schedule next steps. Recruiters will be available 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT.  

From 13 June through the end of the month, participants can select the virtual booth of the employers in which they are interested; upload their resumes; watch company video presentations about work culture and benefits; search job opportunities; and conduct any follow-up from the live event sessions.     

Knowing your talents and applying job-matching is a key to success. Having the talent information and job-matching service available in the virtual space makes connecting people with jobs seamless and easy.

To connect and register please go to http://sites.ieee.org/r6careerexpo.

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