Beirut, Lebanon, 7th October 2010 – Following the phenomenal success of last year’s Virtual Job Fair (VJF) in Lebanon, Bayt.com, the region’s number one job site, announced today that it will be hosting its second job fair in Lebanon between October 11th and 15th 2010 in alliance with the leading Lebanese Francophone Newspaper L’Orient le Jour- as the event’s Media Partner. The hassle-free online job forum aims to boost the Lebanese job market and get job seekers and employers to interact directly without the need of intermediation through its interactive site http://vjflebanon.bayt.com/ .
Bayt.com’s Unit Manager – Lebanon, Ramy Labaky said: “More and more employers are beginning to understand the significant role that online recruitment plays in the global marketplace - and how it is perhaps the most practical method of interacting with job seekers today. The first job fair in Lebanon was a huge success and we expect the second one to be even better”.
"L'Orient Le Jour is happy to partner in pioneering initiatives such as Bayt.com's Virtual Job Fairs which bring benefits to the Middle Eastern community of Employers and Job Seekers alike. We are partnering with Bayt, in an attempt to not only facilitate employment promotion across all sectors and career levels in Lebanon but also, participate in an innovative way for recruitment", stated Kamal Chelhot, Marketing Director, L'Orient-Le Jour.
The 2nd VJF Lebanon will provide candidates with the easy and unique option to ‘attend’ the job fair from any Internet-accessible computer and submit their resumes to participating companies of interest at all times; while enabling local, regional and international employers to establish an active talent-seeking presence, without physically being in a location.
The innovative virtual job fair will also feature a CV drop option for job seekers to directly submit their CV to the booths of their choice and directly apply for advertised jobs; and the opportunity for employers and job seekers to interact in real time via online or video chat. A series of links will enable job seekers to connect to a directory of current vacancies in a particular company, avoiding the hassle of having to root through various job postings.
In terms of employer benefits, the virtual job fair provides the ideal forum to increase brand awareness and visibility, and allows organisations to advertise their job vacancies on the Middle East’s number one job site, which already has over 4.5 million, of whom are 150,000 Lebanese, registered users from over 94 industries and 185 countries. Participating in the online job fair also minimises the hassle, time, and resource requirements often associated with event management at a physical job fair; allows for cost savings of up to 50% and can maximise an organisation’s HR ROI. Post event; employers that participated will have the option to measure the success of the virtual job fair for their organisation, with advanced and accurate reporting tools.
“The VJF is hassle- and stress-free and saves time as well as travel and logistical costs associated with visiting physical job fairs, while providing professionals with complete confidentiality and the convenience of participating from the comfort of their home, office, or any computer lab ”, stated Labaky.
Over 4,300 unique visitors attended the first ever Lebanon Virtual Job Fair (VJF), which ran on the Bayt.com website between September 7th and 11th 2009. A fully-interactive online recruitment forum, VJF Lebanon 2009 offered a convenient and stress-free venue for recruiters and job-hunters to network. Overall, Bayt.com recorded almost 20,000 total views and received more than 10,000 registrations for the event.
Some participants in Lebanon’s Virtual Job Fair are: The Agency, PS Lab, Retail group amongst many others.For more information and to find out how to participate in Bayt.com’s Virtual Job Fair, log on to http://vjflebanon.bayt.com/  or email at firstname.lastname@example.org