BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For jobseekers in Georgia and Alabama, securing employment can come down to preparation.
Updated resume? … check.
List of references? … got it.
Reliable broadband connection, and bunny slippers for luck? … wait … what?!
That may sound far-fetched, but it's a reality in today's always-connected world. Verizon's first-ever nationwide virtual career fair on July 23 will allow interested candidates to use technology to connect online and via chat directly with company recruiters – without leaving the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Verizon is looking to fill more than 1,000 positions across the country in wireless sales, customer service and tech support during the second half of 2015, including 170 customer service jobs in the Alpharetta area, and 260 retail positions across both Georgia and Alabama.
The Verizon Wireless Virtual Career Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Candidates from anywhere in the U.S. may take part, including students and graduates from more than 100 colleges specifically targeted by Verizon, including Georgia Southern University, Georgia Perimeter College, Albany State University, Atlanta Metropolitan College, Auburn University and University of Alabama.
"In the past, jobseekers may have had to travel and prepare to interview for what might be a single opportunity," explained Tracie Lovell, associate director of human resources for Verizon Wireless in the Georgia/Alabama Region. "It seems natural for an innovative company like Verizon to use technology to connect skilled applicants with our recruiters in a convenient, yet impactful, way. We're confident that we will connect with many outstanding potential employees, who can help us better serve our customers here in the region."
Taking part in the Verizon Wireless Virtual Career Fair is simple:
Prior to July 23, jobseekers should create an account at https://verizon.virtualcareerfairs.com to view available positions and additional details, with the option of gaining access through their LinkedIn account. Candidates can then upload their resumes to the site and share their credentials, skills and related experience. During the event, candidates will be able to interact via live-chat with Verizon job recruiters who have access to their documents. For more information, visit https://verizon.virtualcareerfairs.com today.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 108.2 million retail customers, including 102.1 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq : VZ). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless