Unicruit.com's Virtual Career Fair Makes Campus Recruiting More Affordable and Greener

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Corporations and students come together in one place at Unicruit.com's online career fair

Unicruit.com has developed a unique way for companies to interact and recruit upcoming college graduates. As corporations vie for the best and brightest of each year's graduating class, they often send recruiters out to various universities, charming students with benefits packages, relocation stipends, and tuition reimbursement. However, with the economy in crisis, even the country's largest companies are looking to cut costs and reduce their carbon footprints, and many are scaling back their recruiting budgets to compensate for fewer resources across the board.

Fortunately, there's another way for these organizations to interact with students in a more convenient, cost effective setting. Unicruit.com brings universities, corporations, and students together in a virtual career fair where all the traditional job fair activities can take place over the Internet. This visionary concept allows students and corporations to interact as if they were in person, but from the convenience of their office or apartment.

Kevin O'Brien Unicruit's CSO who has 12 years of experience in the collaborative service industry, says: "Given today's economic and social challenges, college graduates are faced with the toughest job market in the last five decades. Unicruit.com gives students more access to more employers in a virtual setting, and provides corporations the ability to reduce cost and carbon typically associated with business travel when recruiting college students."

With U.S. unemployment at 9.7% as of August 2009 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, students need all the job hunting help available to them. Unicruit.com offers future graduates the gift of time; they can view companies' videos, presentations, and current job postings, submit their resumes, and chat live with company representatives, all in one place. Instead of spending hours attending onsite job fairs to contact the companies they are interested in interviewing with, students can network with several potential employers at once through Unicruit.

Stacy Franks associate director at the Wharton school of business describes the service as "One that is long overdue. Students are very comfortable in an online setting and this service allows them to interact with companies at their convenience online without the hassles of traditional career fairs".

During a recession, universities are under pressure to assist their graduates in finding suitable employment, and resourceful placement departments will look for the most effective way to get their students exposure to companies. Unicruit.com offers universities a virtual environment where students will be able to research companies, meet their representatives, and apply for open positions.

Corporations stand to gain a serious advantage from Unicruit's unique service; socially responsible companies looking to cut recruiting costs and reduce their carbon footprint can interact with students without having to leave the office. Recruiters will have access to a larger base of students, since not all eligible candidates are able to attend onsite job fairs. Companies will also be able to make better use of their time on campus interviewing instead of screening applicants. In addition, their company's information and interactive elements will be available on Unicruit.com for 90 days after the live event takes place.

About Unicruit.com
Unicruit (http://www.unicruit.com) is a privately-held company founded in 2008 by Kevin O'Brien, who worked as VP of Sales North America at Genesys Conferencing before it was sold in July 2008, and Jim Lysinger who was previously EVP worldwide sales and marketing at Genesys Conferencing before it was sold in July 2008 to West Corporation. Unicruit.com is a virtual career fair that allows students and corporations to interact online without the cost and effort of a traditional onsite job fair.


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