Genese Cloud Academy, Girls in Tech – Nepal, and Jobs Dynamics successfully co-hosted ‘Virtual Job Mela’ – probably the primary of its kind virtual IT job fair in Nepal on 1 June 2020. quite 30 companies had found out their online job stalls with many jobs to match participants’ dream jobs. the work fair saw the participation of 500+ enthusiastic youths.
The entire world goes through the crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown has been ongoing in Nepal for the last two months. Youths are missing the whole cycle of academics, and its transition i.e. from attending regular classes to exploring new job roles. Finding that first job right out of school is never easy, but it’s even tougher during an epidemic. Keeping this harsh reality in mind, Girls in Tech – Nepal together with Genese Cloud Academy and Jobs Dynamics hosted a virtual job fair with an aim to compile employers and job applicants.
As a part of the work fair, applications were called from interested participants a couple of weeks before the virtual event, and shortlisted applicants were notified of the timing through email. During the particular event, the applicants could browse companies during a virtual lobby, enter the companies’ virtual booths, inspect open positions, and have chats with company representatives, beat real-time. Job seekers and employers were connected with one another through ZOOM, a video conferencing tool. the work fair provided a totally digital event experience for job seekers and recruiters. Candidates matching the need were hired on the spot.
Dinesh Silwal, CEO of Datalytics Pvt. Ltd., one among the exhibitors, expressed happiness on joining the work fairly. He added, “It was our first time participating during a job fair of this type. Normally, we would like to be within the room with somebody and appearance them within the eye once we want to supply them employment. But the virtual job fair may be a new reality. It provided us a singular experience. we’ve hired a couple of team members through this job fair.”
Similarly, Susmita Dhital, a student of ISMT College and one among the participants within the job fair shared, “I had an excellent experience with the Virtual Job Mela. As a fresher who is trying to find employment, I got an opportunity to be interviewed by reputed companies like IMS Software, BitsBeat then on. Similarly, as a fresher, I also got a chance to understand what quite questions are asked in an interview, and therefore the sorts of candidates organizations search for. These interviews gave me positive energy and power to find out and explore more for the posts I even have applied. I had four interviews. Among them, the primary interview was best on my behalf. I’m hopeful that they’re going to know my skill and hire me for the position of a front-end developer.”
Elated by the enthusiastic participation of youths within the event, Shristi Shrestha, Coordinator of the virtual IT Job Fair shared, “Sometimes goodies begin of a troublesome situation. While we were getting to organize the fair, we wanted to supply an efficient way for employers and job seekers to attach with one another without having to go away to their homes during this lockdown period. We are extremely glad to ascertain such enthusiastic participation of youths and corporations. With 500+ Applicants, 300+ Jobs, and 30+ Companies, we feel we’ve achieved our first milestone.”
Girls in Tech – Nepal aims to host similar IT job fairs within the future too.