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Virtual Career Fair

Join us for the California Conference for Women 2022 Virtual Career Fair!

Attend a NEW Free Virtual Career Fair aimed at connecting professional women with companies who are hiring.


When and where?

The California Conference for Women Virtual Career Fair is a FREE virtual event that took place on March 1, 2022.


Why attend?

  • Chat with employers who are hiring – explore thousands of open positions from organizations such as Google, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Hologic, Indeed, Juniper Networks, and more
  • Attend live “Ask the Recruiter” sessions with Google, Hologic, and Juniper Networks, and engage with experts to get your most pressing career questions answered
  • Enjoy live and on-demand content designed to help you address your current career goals, including insights from Conferences for Women, Fairygodboss, Ladies Get Paid, PowerToFly, and other partners
  • Explore a complimentary sneak peek at the California Conference for Women Virtual Exhibit Hall, including interactive experiences in both the Career and Community & Learning Hubs, plus the chance to shop and support women-owned and local businesses

Designed for professionals:

  • Seeking job opportunities in IT, sales, marketing, engineering, finance, legal and more.
  • Interested in exploring flex, remote, in-person, and hybrid roles.
  • Early-on in their career through 10+ years experience.

Agenda

Cutting-edge content tailored to support your career journey, including:

  • A library of on-demand sessions, videos, and podcasts featuring local, regional, and national experts
  • “Ask the Recruiter” sessions offering live answers for your questions in real time
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT  |  Google — Sarah Goose
    • 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT    |  Hologic — Candyce Chilson
    • 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT      |  Juniper Networks — Sonja Spasojevic
  • Plus, go-to resources for help with your job search, resume refresh, interview skills, and more.

What will I need in order to register?

  • An email address
  • The URL for your LinkedIn profile
  • An updated resume (optional, but encouraged; uploaded in pdf format during your profile setup and shared with employers who are recruiting.)

You can upload a resume after you register if you don’t currently have one available.


How do I register and upload my resume?

The Virtual Career Fair is FREE, but registration is required.

  • Click on the “Register for FREE Career Fair” button above or below
  • Enter your email address to create a login and begin profile setup then
  • Choose a file to upload in the ‘Resume or CV Upload‘ section.

We strongly encourage all participants to upload your resume for ease in interacting with participating employers onsite.


Frequently asked questions

  • Which platform are you using?
  • We use 6Connex, a secure, cloud-based virtual event platform that is ISO 27001 certified. This provides an immersive and interactive environment that enables attendees to network with each other, participate in live Q&As, link to on-demand content both within and outside of the environment, and more. 6Connex provides an optional system check link before the conference to check your network and firewall compatibility. 6Connex works best with Chrome, and requires that your VPN is turned off.
  • Do attendees need to join the event for the full 3 hours?
  • You do not have to stay for the whole event. We’ve designed this format to allow for ample time to visit with hiring recruiters, and were intentional about limiting scheduled live content/ensuring that the majority of content is on-demand so that you can experience the event according to your own needs and priorities. You also have the option to log out and log back into the Virtual Career Fair at any time during the 3 hours.
  • How should I dress?
  • The event includes both on-camera and off-camera opportunities for interactions, so it is up to you how you are most comfortable presenting yourself to recruiters and to fellow attendees! Business casual should work for all types of engagement.
  • Will any sessions be available post-event?
  • We encourage you to visit the Conferences for Women’s Career Hub for additional valuable content!
  • Can my organization participate in the Virtual Career Fair as a recruiter?
  • At this time, the Virtual Career Fair is not accepting additional hiring companies.
  • Still have questions?
  • Please contact us at [email protected].

Additional Career Resources


Attendee Information

How to Participate

Register & Upload Your Resume

You’ll need to register before you participate in the free Career Fair. You can do so by clicking the button above. Once you’ve entered your basic information, we strongly encourage you to upload your resume. A detailed profile with a resume attached makes it easier for participating employers to find you, and will save you time during the event.

To add your resume after you’ve registered, log in and click the Settings icon. Select “Edit Registration Info” from the drop-down menu. Go to the “Resume or CV Upload” section, and choose a file to upload.

Explore the Career Hub

The Career Hub, presented by Indeed, is where you’ll browse and interact with employers who are hiring right now and excited to meet qualified candidates like you in their booths. Conversation is made easy using the text chat feature. You can even ask employers to initiate a 1:1 video chat with you instead, or schedule one for another day.

To Chat… From within any booth, click on “Get In Line” to chat 1:1. A text box will open on your screen confirming that you have automatically been placed in line. When it’s your turn, you will hear a “ping” sound and a chat box will open on your screen. (Be sure your volume is turned up!)

Feel free to move about the Career Fair while you wait for your turn – the chat box will appear when your recruiter is ready no matter where in the environment you are.

Tune In to Live Sessions

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the Learning Stage, presented by Google, for “Ask the Recruiter” live sessions at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m., featuring recruiters from Google, Hologic, and Juniper Networks answering your most pressing career questions LIVE.

Maximize Your Day at the Virtual Career Fair

Refer to this tip sheet to get the most out of your experience on Tuesday. (Click to enlarge.)

Tips to Maximize Your Day Handout

Need Help?

The Help Desk will be staffed throughout the day – just click the icon on the navigation bar on the bottom of your screen from anywhere within the Virtual Career Fair environment. Questions may also be directed to [email protected]

Continued Learning

After the Virtual Career Fair, you can find career resources, tips, and ideas on the Conferences for Women website.