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American Public University System to Host Nationwide Virtual Career Fair

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By Glynn Cosker
EDGE Staff

American Public University System (APUS) will host the Nationwide Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The VCF is a great opportunity for making connections between employers and job-seekers.

The Nationwide Virtual Career Fair is open to the general public with an emphasis on young professionals who are seeking work or looking to change their careers.

The Impact of the Pandemic

APUS’s Nationwide Virtual Career Fair will focus on the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and how it has initiated a need for people in certain career sectors to change course. The pandemic has adversely affected many industries, such as tourism, hospitality, air travel and others.

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In 2020, and during this year, the pandemic has forced some individuals to switch to careers that offer more perceived job security in these unprecedented times. The goal of the Nationwide VCF is to help prospective job seekers navigate through some choppy waters in the coming year and beyond.

Recruiters at the Nationwide Virtual Career Fair

According to its organizers, attendees will be able to apply for jobs directly from within the online Nationwide Virtual Career Fair. Recruiters will be available during the event to answer any questions that job-seekers may have about the hiring companies and positions.

Related: How to Engage with Recruiters during a Virtual Career Fair

One of the many advantages of the VCF for job-seekers is the ability to reach various employers in many different locations – while attending the event remotely. Additionally, all attendees to the Nationwide Virtual Career Fair are able to upload their resumes during the registration process – and during the event – giving prospective employers valuable access to all job-seekers’ skillsets and experience.

A Wide Variety of Industries and Employers

Employers from many different industries – including law enforcement, engineering, emergency disaster management, public safety, and science and technology – will attend the VCF. For a full list of expected employers, visit the VCF registration page.

Visit APUS’s Nationwide Virtual Career Fair site for more information, including how-to guides on interacting and following up with recruiters at and after the VCF.

Related: How to Follow Up with Recruiters after a Virtual Career Fair

Glynn Cosker is a Managing Editor at AMU Edge. In addition to his background in journalism, corporate writing, web and content development, Glynn served as Vice Consul in the Consular Section of the British Embassy located in Washington, D.C. Glynn is located in New England.

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