When looking for work there are a lot of different avenues to pursue; online ads and search engines, unsolicited leads, mailing resumes and cover letters, newspaper ads, and networking. Another popular way, in the age of technology, to look for work is the virtual job fair.
For people with or without disabilities this can be a good method of contacting employers and applying to jobs because it is done from the comfort of your own home, giving you the time to prepare and present your best image. However, for people with disabilities this can be an especially effective resource. Bender Consulting Services, Inc. has partnered with CareerEco to deliver the Bender Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities on February 27, 2013.
Bender Consulting Services is hosting this virtual career fair in hopes of connecting individuals living with disabilities with employers working for good companies that can provide solid career opportunities.
People with disabilities, particularly students and alumni looking for internships or careers, can register and upload their resume to the company website. Employers that are interested will then have the opportunity to interact with potential employees individually or as a group. Interested candidates will have the opportunity to check out job postings and join chat session with the employer or organization that fits what they are looking for.
For those interested register at: http://www.benderconsult.com/articles/bender-virtual-career-fair-people-disabilities-february-27-2013. Registering ahead of the career fair will give you time to familiarize yourself with the layout of the site so that you can make the most of your time on the 27th. It is also a good idea to upload your resume in PDF format for easy viewing.