Find a Work-From-Home Job During This Virtual Fair April 16

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Attend this virtual career fair and you may never have to go into the office again.

FlexJobs, a membership website dedicated to flexible work — especially remote work — is hosting a virtual job fair Thursday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern. Eleven major employers with remote job openings are recruiting at the event.

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“The fair is a great opportunity for… anyone interested in remote jobs in areas like health care, insurance, nonprofit, sales, customer and technical support, higher education and social media,” said Katie Gilronan, the company’s PR and media manager.

The following employers are slated to attend:

  • Appen
  • BroadPath Healthcare Solutions
  • Coalition Technologies
  • Lionbridge
  • Productive Power
  • Prof360
  • Sutherland
  • Transcom
  • TTEC (formerly TeleTech)
  • The Wikimedia Foundation
  • Williams-Sonoma

FlexJobs includes more information on each company in an announcement of the event. More employers may be added.

While much of the website’s advice and content are free, job listings and events are for paying members only. Flexjobs is running a discount ahead of the job fair — with some membership options available for as little as $3.50.

Once your account is set up, start doing your homework.

“Preparation is key to having a worthwhile experience at a virtual job fair,” Gilronan said. “We recommend people research the companies attending the fair and the jobs they’ll be discussing. Then update their resume to focus it on those jobs.”

If all goes well, you might be invited for an on-the-spot interview. So be ready.

“While there are opportunities to do video or voice chats with the recruiters, most recruiters opt for the text chat with job seekers at the fair. It’s up to each recruiter to decide if they’d like to invite a job seeker for a one-on-one voice or video discussion,” she added.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, demand for remote work has spiked.

Data from Google Trends indicates more Americans are searching for work-from-home jobs. FlexJobs is one of the many organizations stepping up to meet that demand. The Penny Hoarder has also ramped up vetted job listings in our free Work-From-Home Jobs Portal.

While the idea of remote work is gaining more traction, the experience is still new to many workers. FlexJobs’ upcoming virtual fair is a great opportunity to ease into remote work by meeting employers and asking questions.

“Your goal at the fair should be to make connections with recruiters and find out more details about their jobs so that when you apply, you can tailor your applications,” Gilronan said.

Adam Hardy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. He covers the gig economy, entrepreneurship and unique ways to make money. Read his ​latest articles here, or say hi on Twitter @hardyjournalism.