Virtual job fairs are a valuable tool in your cyber security job search, offering the ability to interact with multiple employers from the comfort of your home or location of your choice. Read these tips to stand out and make the most of your efforts.
Maximize Your Virtual Cyber Job Fair Experience
Our top tips to help you work a virtual cyber security job fair like a pro.
Virtual job fairs are a valuable tool in your cyber security job search, offering the ability to interact with multiple
employers from the comfort of your home or location of your choice. Read these tips to stand out and make the
most of your efforts.
1. Prepare Your Intro and
Answers. Write a brief
introduction for yourself as well
as answers to commonly asked
interview questions before
chatting with recruiters. Craft clear,
concise responses about you, your
experience, and your goals that
you can easily copy and paste into
the chat window.
2. Register and Upload Your
Resume. Create your profile and
upload your resume after you
receive your registration link to
the Virtual Cyber Job Fair site from
3. Be Ready With Questions. Log
in before the event to research the
participating employers, prioritize
the booths, and prepare questions
that are specific to each employer
you hope to chat with. Thoughtful
questions should be about the
company culture and climate, their
hiring process, professional and
staff development, etc.
4. Review the Job Seeker
Handbook. In your confirmation
you’ll receive a link to the Job
Seeker Handbook, which will also
be available in our Information
Booth during the event. The
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7. Initiate Chats With Employers.
Each text-based chat is timed to
maximize your ability to speak with
multiple recruiters. Be succinct with
your Q&A during your chat—keep
your questions and answers
short—sentences not paragraphs!
When you first enter a chat know
that the recruiter is reviewing your
resume, so give them a moment.
8. Maximize Your Effort. Wait
in as many chat lines as possible.
Don’t worry, the software algorithm
During The Event
document details the employers
and the jobs they’ll be seeking to
fill during the virtual job fair.
5. Dress for Success. An employer
may ask you to video or audio
chat on the platform, so dress
professionally and be prepared to
be on camera in case an employer
invites you to use this feature.
6. Check Your Tech. The virtual
event is web based so downloads
are not necessary. Make sure you’re
using the most updated version of
your browser and that you have a
good internet connection.
will automatically sort you to
the next available line. While you
wait, you can check out content
the employer has provided in
their booth, view resources in the
content bar from the lobby, or
even do work in another tab in
9. Make This First Step Count.
This is your first step in the
interview process—an important
one to learn more about what
an employer looks for and if it
matches your cyber security job
search requirements. Be sure to ask
about more than just what they’re
10. Take Notes. You’ll be taken to
a chat conclusion page when your
conversation with an employer
ends. This page will allow you
to rate your chat and take notes
about the representative or
anything that was discussed.
11. Follow Up. This is where your chat history and diligent note taking will come in handy. Make sure to send
follow-up and thank you emails after the job fair that emphasize your interest!