TIMELINE BEFORE THE JOB FAIR / REVERSE JOB FAIR
Jun 28 - Jul 13: posting of 1st wave of job openings
Jul 14: deadline for candidates to submit resume (1st wave)
Jul 13: registered candidates will be sent a form to declare preferences for applications (1st wave)
Jul 13-14: declare preferences for job applications (1st wave)
Jul 14-20: recruiters select candidates for reverse job fair
Jul 14 to 21: posting of 2nd wave of job openings
Jul 20: registered candidates will be sent a form to declare preferences for applications (2nd wave)
Jul 20-21: declare preferences for job applications (2nd wave)
Jul 21: deadline for candidates to submit resume (2nd wave)
Jul 21: candidates will be notified for reverse job fair
Jul 28 (Wed): job fair - reverse job fair
GUIDELINES FOR JOB SEEKERS IN THE STANFORD NEURODIVERSITY JOB FAIR/ REVERSE JOB FAIR
We will have the same agenda on both July 28, 2021 (Wednesday); all in Pacific Time:
9 - 9:30 AM: Introduction (all attendees in 1 session)
9:30 - 10:30 AM: Job Fair (in small groups; each recruiter will speak with small number of job seekers for each 15 min session)
10:30 AM - 1 PM: Reverse Job Fair (in small groups; each pre-selected job seeker will speak with a recruiter for each 15 min session)
Please see below for more detailed information on each session:
9:30-10:30 AM PST / 12:30-1:30 PM EST: Job Fair (in small groups; each recruiter will speak with small number of job seekers for each 15 min session)
Breakout Session: Choose 3 of 5 sessions highlighting different potential roles/business areas and learn about the Google hiring process. Prepare a few questions as this will be an interactive, engaging session!
Choose 3 out of 5 breakout sessions shown below (each one will start at 9:30AM, 9:50AM, or 10:10AM PST / 12:30 PM, 12:50 PM, or 1:10 PM EST):
· Analytics (LINK)
· Sales Partnerships (LINK)
· Enterprise Program Managers (LINK)
· Start Ops (LINK)
· Hiring at Google (LINK)
Each job seeker will join a group consisting of one recruiter and other job seekers. Each small group will meet for 15 minutes. The employer will likely give a short presentation, and then s/he will invite you to ask questions.
Here are some sample questions: What are you looking for in your employees? Can you tell me more about the job environment? Is remote work an option for this job?
Over the course of an hour, job seekers may participate in up to 4 small groups, meeting with up to 4 recruiters.
Reverse Job Fair
Each job seeker will speak with 1 recruiter for 15 minutes. The small group session will begin with you, the job seeker, providing a brief 5 minute overview of your experience. After that, employers are likely to ask you some questions for about 10 minutes.
You can give the 5-minute presentation in 2 different ways: (a) pre-recorded video, or (b) live presentation.
Here are some suggestions to help you prepare for your 5 minute presentation:
Start with an introduction: who you are; your education; what type of work you are interested in. Example: “My name is XXX, I graduated from University of YYY with a major in Communications and minor in HR Management, and I am interested in HR work, especially recruitment.”
2-3 minutes overview and summary of your education (e.g. what classes you took), work experience, and qualifications and discuss your work experience. Example: “My favorite classes in HR Management were Recruiting and Conflict and Resolution. After my graduation, I was hired at Cafe Gluka Mocha as a recruiter assistant. At Cafe Gluka Mocha, I composed job descriptions, posted job descriptions on different websites, sourced candidates and organized phone screens and live interviews…”
What you've accomplished. Example: “I am very good at writing job descriptions. In the past year, I have written over 100 job descriptions for recruiters. I assisted them with finding over 200 candidates for these positions. Collaborating with the recruiters, I have been involved in 50 direct hires and 25 hires for contingent positions. I have received excellent feedback from recruiters and candidates.”
What you have to offer, or the value you bring to the company. Example: “I am a fast learner. I recognize a good candidate based on the requirements and what is written on the resume. I will always bring professionalism and a smile to work….”
1 minute discussion about your interest outside of work (exemple, cooking, playing instruments). Example: “In my spare time, I like to play basketball, hike and watch movies. I also love to play the guitar.”
Miscellaneous tips for the Job Fair / Reverse Job Fair
A week before the event:
Research on the employer that you will meet with.
Review each company at GlassDoor.com. GlassDoor is a great resource to look up interview questions, reviews of the company from current/old employees, benefits, and composition.
Review the LinkedIn profile of the company or the person who will be at the job fair.
Review related job descriptions and know the job responsibilities, requirements, and duties.
Prepare to ask each employer specific questions about the jobs you are applying for.
Five days before the event:
Make sure you have the right attire. It is recommended to look professional on Zoom as if you would go to the real interview. When in doubt, opt for more professional / conservative attire (black, blue, gray, no fancy patterns - keep it plain, clean and polished appearance). For example,
Button-up collar shirt with tie, or a nice dress shirt and pants that feels comfortable
Conservative top and pants that feel comfortable.
Tailor your presentation based on the employers and their job openings you are matched to.
If you are presenting live at the Reverse Job Fair, prepare a script to talk about your qualifications (education, work experience and strengths) and why you are a strong candidate for the job.
Three days before the event:
Practice, practice, practice so you feel prepared.
Use breathing exercises, before the job fair, to calm yourself.
The day before the event:
Study your resume.
Be ready to talk about your qualifications (education, work experience and strengths) that make you a strong candidate for the job.
On the day of the Job Fair / Reverse Job Fair
Keep a copy of your resume near you.
Have the notes about the employers at your fingertips.
Pay attention to and prepare for the following:
Tone of voice. Sounds natural and confident.
Practice your voice volume to be loud enough to be clearly heard, but not sound like you are shouting.
If you have further questions, feel free to contact Mark Gavartin, Program Manager, for assistance at email@example.com.
Please note that Mark Gavartin will have office hours in July 2021. Please visit our job fair / reverse job fair website for updated information.