Chicago Tribune Introduces First Annual Soldier Field Virtual Career Fair

Partners with Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to job seekers

Feb 17, 2011, 13:35 ET from Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicagoans seeking employment can now turn to a computer in the comfort of their own home Tuesday, February 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for the first annual Chicago Tribune Soldier Field Virtual Career Fair.  

The online career fair allows local job seekers and employers to interact with each other in a live, 3-D virtual environment.  Job seekers can visit to register for the event, upload resumes and apply to listed positions. On February 22, users will have access to the exhibit floor of Solider Field where they can virtually network with employers through chat, webcam and email.

Features of the virtual career fair include a networking lounge where attendees and exhibitors can engage in group or one-on-one networking and an employer booth where job seekers can enter exhibitors' booths to partake in group chats, view brochures and job listings. Virtual attendees also have the opportunity to sit-in on an in-depth webcast from industry experts.  

"As Chicago Tribune Media Group stays on top of the latest digital trends, we thought it would be a great service to bring the annual career fair online," said Matt Bute, Senior Director of Local Advertising for Chicago Tribune Media Group.  "We are confident this unique, virtual experience will provide an easy-to-navigate and efficient forum to connect job seekers and employers."

The site was developed by Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications.

"Bringing the career fair online is a great opportunity for both parties involved," said Joe Shaker Jr., Vice President, Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications. "Employers can position their company as innovative and environmentally friendly while candidates and exhibitors can attend the fair without the costs and hassle associated with travel, food or lodging."

The career fair was formerly held on-site at Soldier Field.

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SOURCE Chicago Tribune