By filtering through students and pre-scheduling with them for the fair, you’re ensuring top quality candidates show up to your booth. It’s no longer a game of chance that your ideal student candidate wanders up to you. You can still have an open line that students can come up to. But now, with these two lines, you’re combining InternX personally-selected candidates along with random students who visit through your open line. This allows your company to be far more strategic and successful in the long run.

Let’s talk about how InternX manages traffic flow depending on the two type of career fair company lines that exist.  

Company A with Never Ending Lines

You may be a company that has brand recognizability, and your line begins 30 minutes before the fair has even officially started. Long lines lead to more long lines, and you have the same message for each student that ends in either telling them they’re not a viable candidate or to apply online. This vetting process can happen before the fair. Pre-scheduling allows you to complete this exact filtering that you’re doing in person but online instead, before the fair even begins. Being able to schedule with qualified candidates before the fair allows for quality conversations with qualified students when they arrive at your booth. This leads to more job offer acceptances and higher long-term retention rates.

Another issue that can arise is that your ideal candidate may want to meet with you, but his/her class schedule doesn’t allow them to stand in your company’s long line. Without InternX, you have to hope they stay committed to standing in your 30-minute line, even if they have class in 15 minutes. Scheduling a meeting time ensures that the candidates you want can make the time to speak with you in person.

Company B with Zero Traffic

We’ve helped companies like this time & time again. It’s frustrating because we know that the company may have fantastic opportunities available for students, but students have no way of knowing about them. By finding students before the fair and reaching out to them in advance to pre-schedule a meeting, students have time to “discover” your company and the positions for which you’re hiring in advance. We’ve had companies that only have 5-6 students show up to their booth for an entire fair now have 10-minute time slots completely booked for those same four-hour fairs. When you schedule meeting times with students, you increase brand recognizability and student interest in your company that you wouldn’t have access to at a normal fair.

Career fairs can be filled with the best and brightest students, but they can quickly be lost in the crowd as lines build up, students have class schedules to balance with fair times, and the vast number of companies overwhelm candidates. InternX brings modernized efficiency to keep ideal candidates engaged with your company.  

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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