Employers - Frequently Asked Questions

What technology do I need to participate in the career fair?

To attend the job fair you will need:

  • Desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Webcam and Microphone
  • Chrome or Firefox browser

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How is the ABILITY Job Fair different from other online job fairs?

ABILITY Job Fair is the only accessible online job fair that incorporates video, chat, real time captioning and sign language interpreters.

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How much does the job fair cost?

While there is a cost to participate, you will have substantial savings of time, travel an other costs associated with a typical job career fair.  Additionally, there is no additional cost for sign language interpreters if the candidate is deaf or has hearing loss. See EEOC Litigation.

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Do Job Seekers indicate what jobs they are looking for?

Yes, Job Seekers complete a full profile with their resume and information relevant to their job search.

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How many companies usually participate in a job fair?

Typical participation has ranged between 7 to 11 companies.

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I am only hiring locally. How many job seekers are from my area?

ABILITY Job Fair can target specific areas as well as nationwide candidates willing to relocate.

We will not know the full count in your area until we promote the job fair to job seekers. We promote it several times before the day of the job fair. It’s like the movie says, “If you build it, they will come”.

Registering in advance of the job fair gives our team ample time to promote your company’s participation locally and nationwide.

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How do you reach Job Seekers?

ABILITY Job Fair promotes through abilityJOBS.com, ABILITY Magazine, alliance partners and social media.

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What other companies are participating in the job fair?

Typically, ABILITY Job Fair has a variety of employers, large and medium size companies, including businesses, government agencies and non-profits. You’ll be in good company.

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How many job seekers participate?

Past career fairs ranged from 600 - 1,000 registered job seekers.

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How long does a typical job fair last?

Two hours. Employers may choose to extend that time up to one hour.

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What skills, professions and education levels are job seekers?

Candidates are actively targeted prior to each job fair to correspond with the requirements of employers. We have entry level to seasoned professionals and GED to PhD. Requirements can include region, essential skills and education.

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What if there are more job seekers than time permits?

If the job fair ends before a job seeker meets with a recruiter, the job seeker has the ability to leave a 3-minute video message that will be delivered to the recruiter.

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How long does an employer have access to video messages?

Videos stay on the server and are accessible to download up to 30 days after the job fair.

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What companies/employers have participated in past career fairs?

We work with fortune 500 and small businesses. Some past featured recruiters: Waste Management, PG&E, Verizon, Facebook, Aetna, Huntington-Ingalls, Bank of America, Oracle, National Institutes of Health, US Army, more…

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Do we have to pay for a sign language interpreter?

No. For the job seeker that needs a sign language interpreter, we will provide at no additional cost.

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What are the demographics of job seekers?

ABILITY Job Fair taps into the abilityJOBS.com resume bank, the largest resume database of job seekers with disabilities, with the following demographics:

EDUCATION

• Post-Secondary Education 91%
• Degrees 54%
• Advanced Degrees 18%

EXPERIENCE

• Experienced (non-manager) 39%
• Manager 15%
• Executive 3%

Additionally, each job fair is marketed more broadly for candidate types as per recruiter requirements such as skill sets, industry, experience, etc.

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Do you screen candidates?

Yes, we list job requirements provided by the recruiter.

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Can recruiters view candidates resumes?

Yes.

Recruiters get resume access the day after the job fair since job seekers register right up the day of the event. Recruiters get all registered job seeker data (profiles with resumes) in two forms, a spreadsheet and a searchable database (separate from the abilityJOBS.com database).

Recruiters also get video messages from people who were not able to reach the recruiters. Video messaging stays open several hours after the job fair closes to allow candidates to give more than their resume in seeking employment.

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