What if I told you that I could connect your brand with more than 136,000 of the brightest thought leaders in the world from a mix of backgrounds who could potentially be interested in joining your company and all you had to do differently was, well, nothing really, other than log in to an online career fair and have meaningful conversations with your next great hire?
This is exactly what the MIT Alumni Association is offering the top employers in the world. And they are able to do this by tapping into their diverse alumni network and by leveraging the Brazen online career fair platform.
The result is that organizations are connecting with some of the best talent in the world. And not just any talent. MIT talent. Which we all know is associated with the best and brightest. But it’s so much more. Let’s take a deeper look.
More than engineers
MIT students and alumni are traditionally associated with engineering. But the reality is that the university offers its graduates opportunities to so much more.
First and foremost, MIT students and alumni are some of the top critical thinkers and problem solvers in the world and find themselves after graduation taking that skill set and working in a variety of business areas. This allows them to perform at the highest levels in myriad jobs ranging from engineering, to business development, to finance, to scientific research, to operations, to so much more.
And when it comes to the online career fairs that the MIT Alumni Association is hosting, 84% of the alumni that register have advanced degrees and most have between 10-15 years of experience. This means that employers not only get access to really smart people, but also people that have applied their smarts to actual real world problems.
So why online career fairs?
MIT goes all in on online career fairs
Ellen Stahl heads up Alumni Career Programs and made the decision to host online career fairs using Brazen for her alumni for a few important reasons.
First, MIT has a global community so trying to host events in person becomes impractical and costly. The online aspect means employers and alumni can participate from anywhere in the world.
The online career fairs also increase the chances that busy professionals will attend. It’s one thing to ask alumni, who are working and have commitments, to come to a happy hour from 6-8pm after a long day of work. It’s quite another to invite alumni to log in to an online career fair from their laptops or smart devices from the convenience of wherever they are and spend 20-30 minutes chatting with a select group of top employers that are interested in them as much as they are interested in the employers.
To sum it up, the main goal in offering the online fairs is to ease the burden of the job search for the busy MIT alums, while exclusively connecting them to employers who are seeking to source top talent. Win-win.
Candidates are in the driver’s seat
The online career fairs also give employers an easy way to not only connect their recruiters with the MIT alumni but also hiring managers and future coworkers. In the age of the candidate driven market this point can’t be overlooked. Candidates expect so much more from employers looking for talent. And MIT alumni are no exception. If anything, these passive MIT candidates seek even more.
But because all this takes place online, hiring managers and future coworkers are getting involved. And according to Gregory Lewis from the LinkedIn Talent Blog, getting hiring managers involved is the single most important thing that separates good recruiting organizations from great ones.
It helps you turn passive candidates into active lookers. Just another of the many reasons why participating in these online careers fairs is a no-brainer for your organization.
What are you waiting for?
So how can you tap in to this experienced, and diverse top talent? Well, you can start by connecting with Ellen Stahl at the MIT Alumni Association to see how you can get involved in one of their upcoming online career fairs.
Ellen’s contact info firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, if you’re interested in hosting your own online career fairs, you can reach out directly to Brazen.
In either case, it’s time for you to tap in to this highly sought after talent.
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