How do I register for a VJF?
You can register for a Virtual Job Fair (VJF) event by visiting the VJF Events Calendar page, clicking on a calendar listing, and completing the event registration information that is linked on that listing. After completing registration, you will be emailed the webinar information so that you may join on the day of the event.
You may also find a link to register for the event on the employer booth page under the "Upcoming VJF" section. Look for employer booths through the VJF landing page.
Do I need an account to register for a VJF?
Currently, you do not need an Illinois workNet account to register for a VJF.
What device can I use to attend?
You may join a Virtual Job Fair event through your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device so long as it is compatible with Zoom. Be sure to download the most recent version of Zoom (visit zoom.us/download) to make sure you are able to access all features in the meeting.
Do I need to download anything to attend?
Be sure to download the most recent version of Zoom (visit zoom.us/download) to make sure you are able to access all features in the meeting.
I registered but can't find the login information, what do I do?
After registering for the event you should receive an email from Eventbrite confirming your order. Within this confirmation email is the webinar information to join the event. Be sure to check your spam and junk folders in case it was not delivered to your inbox. You should also receive a reminder email prior to the event. If you are unable to find the webinar information, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, these Virtual Job Fair events are recorded, so be sure to visit that employer's booth page and Illinois workNet's YouTube channel to watch.
How do I join on the day of the event?
You must register for the event before it starts in order to attend. You can register for a Virtual Job Fair (VJF) event by visiting the VJF Events Calendar page, clicking on a calendar listing, and completing the event registration information that is linked on that listing. After completing registration, you will be emailed the webinar information so that you may join.
Will an employer contact me after the event?
Employers may reach out to you after the event. However, be sure to visit their employer booth page to find the contact information of someone from their organization that you can reach out to. Be sure to take notes during the event including any contact information that is provided. Make a good impression and take the initiative to reach out to the employer first!
How do I know if I got the job?
After attending an event and/or reviewing an employer's booth page, be sure to apply if the job and organization seem like a great fit for you. After applying, you may receive a message from that company that it may take anywhere from days to weeks for them to review your application and request an interview.
After the interview, the employer may state how long it could take their organization to review your application and respond. If this is not mentioned during the interview, you may ask them this.
If you are still unsure after an interview, reach out to that employer with the contact information you have asking about the status of your application.
Is the VJF recorded?
Most Virtual Job Fair events are recorded. In some cases, the employer may request that they be taken down to privacy concerns or if personal information was shared during the event.
How do I cancel my registration? I'm unable to attend the event.
In the confirmation email you received from Eventbrite, there will be a link to "View and manage my order online." Click this link. You may have to sign into Eventbrite or create an account. Once you do, you should be able to cancel this order. Be sure to visit the employer's booth page and Illinois workNet's YouTube channel for a recording of the event you are unable to attend.
Can I attend every day for multi-day events?
Yes, you can attend every day for multi-day events. Be sure to register for each session on Eventbrite to ensure you receive any emails about that session including reminders.
Does registering for one event mean I'm registered for all 3 days?
No. While the Zoom meeting information may be the same for each session, you might miss important updates provided through emails if you do not register for each session.
For event series, does my initial registration mean I am registered for every day?
No, not necessarily. For an event series the webinar information may change with each session. For the dates and times you are interested in, be sure to register for each session you can attend.