For most of us graduation is just weeks away. Some people already have jobs lined up but let’s face it, a lot of us don’t. So where do we look for jobs? I can think of numerous job hunting websites such as www.careerbuilder.com, www.theladders.com, www.monster.com and the list goes on and on. My question has always been, what are companies doing to try and find me? I think I’ve found the answer I was looking for last week. I came across a website called web.alive, which gives companies around the world the opportunity to host virtual job fairs. All potential employees have to do is create a character on the site and then they can attend any interviews they want without the hassle of waisting their time and money on gas. Basically, you could look for a job from the comfort of your own home in your pajamas.
According to the website Web.Alive is for small and big businesses alike. For potential employees all you need is a headset if you want to speak with the company you’re interviewing with. This program allows you to upload a real photo of yourself so that you’re not just a character. If you need to submit your resume you can do so virtually so it makes things extremely user-friendly.
I thought that this was a waste of time when I first heard about it. Why would companies look for future employees in a video game setting? The truth is that it saves time and money for all parties involved and it gives both the companies and job seekers more options. Playing games used to get me in trouble but now it’s helping me find a job. I LOVE it.