DCG FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a career fair?

Career Fairs or Job Fairs can vary in size but are a great way to meet hiring employers, discover new opportunities, and a great place for companies to meet jobseekers and candidates they normally wouldn’t get a chance to meet, whether that’s through an in-person or a virtual career event.

Career Fairs and Job Fairs can vary in size from one company to exhibition style events that feature dozens of vendors.

DCG Career Fairs typically have between 8-16 companies, however single-company branded career events and interview days are also conducted .

What is a virtual career fair?

Virtual Career Fairs are online career events or job fairs that connect jobseekers and hiring companies in an online platform. They can vary in features and functions however most have basic chat and reference page functions. Some platforms, including DCG Career Events, provide video-chat, video meetings, and candidate information packages.

DCG Virtual Career Fairs are conducted fully on our privately developed event platform specific for our face-to-face conversation-focused career events with all features included in one place.

Our virtual job fairs or career events are also a great way for employers to know more about the candidates participating but also for job seekers to have access to more information about their opportunities. Did we mention that Virtual Events enable anyone with an internet connection to potentially participate and interview or conduct interviews?

How can a career fair help me hire new employees?

Career fairs are a great way to meet new candidates who may not have considered themselves for a company or position(s) as well as attracting candidates and job seekers who may not have applied through a company’s online application or traditional methods.

In our 23rd consecutive year conducting career events, DCG provides a streamlined and efficient career events with a focus on providing employers with face-to-face conversations with jobseekers through an inclusive process to a diverse and qualified candidate audience managed by an on-site team.

This is also an efficient way to meet a large number of candidates and jobseekers in a short period of time and to reduce the overall recruiting time for participating employers.

How can a career fair help me find a new job?

Career Fairs are focused on providing active and coming careers ( both new and those that require experience ) as well as opportunities to better yourself whether through education or training. Discovering new opportunities and companies is also part of what a career fair or job fair should be about as you won’t know you’re a great fit until you know they exist!

Also, often times, as a jobseeker, you may disqualify yourself or think you don’t have the right experience. While some positions do require specific experience, most positions have varying starting levels and often being interested is a key component to succeeding.

Meeting hiring managers and decision makers in one place in a two hour hour period is a rare thing! Take advantage of the opportunity to meet and introduce yourself even if you don’t think you’re a great fit.

What are the benefits of virtual career events?

Virtual Career Fairs or Online Job Fairs are a great way to enable more employers and jobseekers to connect in an efficient online platform or meeting place.

The benefits of an online event include not having to travel, park, make arrangements, leave the office, waste time,…etc.

Providing and acquiring company and jobseeker information can be much easier and more efficient by allowing jobseekers access to information all in one place and for employers to view jobseeker information with ease.

How are DCG Career Fairs different?

DCG Career Fairs, Diversity Career Group, are now in their 23rd consecutive year producing career events, interview days, and candidate packages focusing on providing a diverse pool of qualified candidates through an inclusive, efficient, and transparent platform, whether in-person or online.

Why participate in a career fair or career event?

Career Fairs can save job seekers time by providing multiple companies and opportunities in a single place and time frame.

Career Fairs can save employers time and money by reducing the overall time spent recruiting by providing candidates in an efficient meeting, discovery, and interview process.

Is a career fair a good way to find new hiring opportunities?

A career fair or job fair is great way to find new opportunities with companies of all different types.

Meet directly with hiring managers that you may not be able to meet with through an online application.

What types of positions do you hire for at your events and career fairs?

DCG Career Fairs provide career fairs for all different types of companies in different industries however our general focuses are: sales, customer service, technology solutions, IT, education, government, healthcare, along with with varying opportunities per company.

These could be anything from a sales person, accountant, software engineer, operations manager, financial analyst, financial professional, rn, nurse, lvn, administrator, customer service, customer success, legal analyst, tax professional, account executive, representative, IT support, auditor, property manager, agent, director, technicians, drivers, sales engineers, stem roles, and more.

What types of positions are jobseekers looking for at your career events and career fairs?

DCG Career Fairs provide career fairs for all different types of jobseekers in different industries however our general focuses are: sales, customer service, technology solutions, IT, education, government, healthcare, along with with varying opportunities per company.

These could be anything from a sales person, accountant, software engineer, operations manager, financial analyst, financial professional, rn, nurse, lvn, administrator, customer service, customer success, legal analyst, tax professional, account executive, representative, IT support, auditor, property manager, agent, director, technicians, drivers, sales engineers, stem roles, and more.