Find a Job From the Comfort of Your Home
Virtual Career Fairs, or VCFs, are your chance to find quality jobs from the comfort of your home. VCFs with Brazen are quick and easy to navigate and use. Best of luck as you take the first steps on your virtual career fair journey.
Tips For a Successful Virtual Career Fair
Follow these best practices to help you in your interview process.
Dress for Success
Even though you may be interviewing from home, it is important to dress professionally. While you don't necessarily need to wear a full suit or a dress, a button up shirt with a tie for men and a nice shirt for women will show you off as a professional.
Plan in Advance
Since this is a timed event, plan ahead answers to common questions. These could include your elevator pitch, previous jobs, strengths and weaknesses, and more. Having these written in advance will save you time as you communicate with several companies.
Setup Your Device Early
First impressions are everything in an interview. This is no different in-person or virtually. Take the time before the event to test your device for sound and video. If possible, use natural lighting from nearby windows or find another light source to present yourself well.
Helpful Resources to Get You Started
View these video and blog resources to prepare for the next Virtual Career Fair. Find tips on how to dress, set up your camera, and more.
1Are there any fees associated with attending the fair?
JobsOhio and the Dayton Development Coalition are hosting the fair with no charges to the employer or job-seeker as another service to the community to connect companies who are hiring with job-seekers.
2What technology is required to participate in the Virtual Career Fair?
To participate in the virtual career fair, you will need an internet connection and access to a computer or smartphone with a microphone and camera.
3How do I create an account and enter a live event?
The registration button can be found at the top of this page. Click this and you will be taken to the Brazen landing page where you will put in your information. Next, once you're in the event, you will need to complete your event registration form. After you have completed this, you will see an instructional slideshow. Upon completion, you will be taken to the event lobby. now you're ready to go!
4What files can I upload to my event?
Candidates participating in the Virtual Career Fair can upload a profile picture, resume, cover letter, and more!
5What file type does my resume need to be?
Resumes must either be a PDF or .docx (Word document). Other file types will not work in Brazen.
6How do I chat with a company representative during the fair?
Navigate and click on the booth you would like to interact with. Once the screen loads, you will see a green button at the upper right corner labeled "chat". Click on this, and wait as you are added in line.
7What if I need to unregister from an event?
There is nothing you need to do if you can't make an event.
8Can I view my chat history with a candidate?
Yes, you can! Logged into the career fair and then navigate to the sidebar and click the "history" button to view the past meetings you had with each candidate.
9How do I reset my password?
First, check to make sure you are using the same email you used to create your account. If this still doesn't work, click here to reset your password.
Brazen's Virtual Fair Help Center
- What information can be seen about participants while engaging in a one-on-one chat?
- Is the event platform compatible with screen readers?
- How do I test my internet connection?
- How do I upload/change my profile picture after I have already registered?
- Is my browser supported?
- Can I access events using a mobile device or tablet?
- Will I receive instructions and reminders prior to the event?
- After the event, how long do I have access to my chat history?
- How do I receive a text message (SMS) reminder for my event?
- Do I need to download anything to participate?
- How do I return to the event lobby?