As workplace requirements are getting complicated and personal touch plays a vital role in best hirings, hiring using technology is at all time high. Old systems and processes are not equipped to handle low footprint yet high impact recruiting drives. #FirstFridayFair is created to solve that problem. As World’s Largest Virtual Data Analytics And Software Development Fair, #FirstFridayFair is conducted across 273 cities, 120 countries, 170k communities and 278+ Global Businesses. To keep the adoption simple and quick, debut participants could signup with #FirstFridayFair in under 5min and that too with nominal fee. #FirstFridayFair is conducted via TAO.ai which is an artificial intelligence led career coach designed through extensive research of World’s leading data science professionals. AI helps it getting smarter on recruiting making candidate hunting optimal.
Our internal research conducted through World's largest analytics community has suggested that Friday is a career development day for most of working professionals and talent sourcing staff. So, this is least productivity impacting day. We've also gauged that happiness index is highest on Friday. That could get lot more folks interview calls than any other day. :)
We've conducted physical career fair across 25 global cities and captured lots of data on what works and what does not work with physical career fair. We've been on drawing boards and research spree to realize that there is a way in which virtual fair could result in better recruiter attendance and result in better success than typical university, professional and private job fair events. Our previous findings have suggested that our virtual fair has been outperforming our physical career fair(which are 2x effective than any other peer career fair event). In short: more talent, more recruiters, better day, no traffic to beat, and we are already seeing promising number. Win-win-win for everyone!
Good point! We are working on getting the workflow right. We are already 70% certain that virtual fair could be a weekly mechanism. We've a deadline at the end of Q2 to revisit the frequency. We think we would be able to do it on weekly basis. Stay tuned!
Managing one of the World's largest data analytics club, we are constantly asked for helping connect job seekers with opportunities. Our team(comprising of data scientists) investigated one of the most data science friendly way to help provide a recruiting platform that not only helps connect seekers, discover jobs but also provides a platform to help seekers understand the market and improve their search & outlook. To create virtual #FirstFridayFair, we invested 16months conducting face-to-face career fair and captured tons of data. Virtual fair is a result of analyzing that data. We've already managed to generate 2x success than our physical fair templates. So, with your help we are working to create a great alternative to physical career fair that actually works better and generates 2x better results for everyone.
Participating in #FirstFridayFair is a 2 step process: Step 1: Signup & Complete your profile on https://jobs.tao.ai/jobseeker-signup/ Step 2: Stay on top of any communication from email@example.com [it could be sitting in your SPAM folder] #FirstFridayFair uses TAO.ai to communicate with participants and TAO.ai workflow ensures all job seekers are kept updated on the process.
Event is designed for first Friday of the month, but we need some extra time to compile the applications before making them public to recruiters. So, 4th Friday of the month gives all of us a week to ensure all the applications are filled to ensure better outcome. There has been an internal conversation of making the event weekly. If that gets official, we would move away from the confusion.
We have communicated that dress code is business casual. Since the conversation happens on Skype, please ensure you are sitting in lighted and relatively quieter place. Please be yourself and abstain from any misinformation. We've strict guidelines to promote healthy hiring and TAO.ai gets dizzy with mis-information. So, abstain from any use of mis-information. TAO.ai is designed to work with you to establish / improve your employability. We could do that only when we trust your information. * Please make sure to only prepare for the interview once you have received a confirmation note from firstname.lastname@example.org that there is a recruiter match for your profile *
TAO.ai ensures all candidates are promptly updated and informed about the process. There is a strong likelihood that email ends up in SPAM. Please add email@example.com to your preferred contacts so you'll never miss out a critical step to a SPAM folder debacle. * You'll always be informed about the process. If not, check your spam folder. *
Currently TAO.ai interviews are only conducted via Skype. We strongly urge you to create a temporary Skype account(it's FREE). We are always open to suggestions on other alternatives. But Skype has the farthest reach among job-seekers and talent-seekers in our research.
Our average for job-seeker: Technical background, 3-5 year of experience, Bachelors Degree and 28 years old. Our spectrum of jobs varies from Starting jobs, internship to Data Science positions. Surprisingly we did see Chief Data Officer discovery attempts from the platform. So, we encourage all technical background folks to attend.
TAO.ai always monitors success/failure on the platform and works progressively around the findings to help establish better connections for jobs.
We request all recruiters to provide sufficient feedback but considering they are busy with shifting through lots of leads, we dont enforce it. We are working on ways to incentivize recruiters to provide feedback that we will share with job seekers.
No. All of our recruiting services are open to our public platform subscribers. We are not planning to create any premium channel for job seekers. So, be assured that every subscriber to us is a premium subscriber who we are needing to serve.
As search for talent is going global and lots of niches are created, virtual recruiting drive gives job seekers and talent seekers instant, logistics free access to top network. Staying in front of their laptop at their convenient locations and speaking with pre-filtered list of targeted candidates. This makes virtual fair an extremely lucrative opportunity for job seekers and talent seekers.
Once recruiter signs-up with the fair, they will be sent signup confirmation within 24hours. Virtual fair process is divided into 3 parts: Setup, Execution & Feedback Setup (starts between last Friday to first Friday) Via 2-3 Emails, Respond to TAO.ai's configuration emails to fine-tune and understand expectations for #FirstFridayFair. Execution (During allocated FirstFridayFair Hours) Pick the candidate list that you wish to connect, pre-setup a time to chat over skype, conduct a session during mutually agreed slots. Feedback (24hours after the session or later) Respond to TAO.ai sent survey to help us improve our process. Use your own discretion and arrange for followup conversations with appropriate candidates.
Virtual career fair is relatively new concept and TAO.ai is one of the available platform that successfully implements a virtual fair. To tune our Artificial Intelligence platform to smartly align with your hiring strategy & provide targeted leads, we are giving first 90 days free #FirstFridayFair access for Full-Time Roles. After 90 days companies could pay a nominal monthly fee to stay in our network and also source other roles such as Part-Time, Intern, Co-op, Freelance & Volunteer(besides Full-Time)
Our list of roles interviewed includes full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer roles.
Our AI system matches the candidates skills with your needs. Our allocated budget on the program does not allow us to manually pre-screen / pre-filter candidate. However, we have retainer services and agency models in-place to support custom search needs.
A research project turned into a product, TAO.ai is a well researched solution to help provide candidate with coach like capabilities to help TAO members stay at the top of their professional stature and TAO.ai ensures / improves employability of its members.
No Booth, No Need To Travel, No Logistics Nightmare, No barrage of random talent hitting you during career fair, No need to leave your office, Pre-filter candidate for optimal engagement, better digital experience to cut-down analog time-consuming tasks are few reasons why we are as excited about the virtual fair as our clients and job seekers.
Recruiters looking for analytics, data scientists, software developer, data engineers, analytics professionals, web-developers, business analyst are some of the roles with experience ranging from 2 years to 10 years.
#FirstFridayFair is practically given free with the purchase of 10job post package on Jobs.TAO.ai, so no need to worry about making your money's worth. Job posts would prove the value way beyond what career fair could prove. We would also get back to you 1 month before the deadline to seek if you want to extend your #FirstFridayFair membership.
It depends on suggested skills by a recruiter in a particular geo-location. Our fair has seen from 120 members / recruiter to no available candidate / recruiter based on the search and availability criteria.
Due to allocated hours, job-seekers are advised to stay near broadband access during their allocated hours. However recruiters could setup alternate slot beyond allocated hours to extend their out-reach. Due to system's restriction, currently we are not able to accommodate candidates beyond allotted time-slots.
Our system captures recruiters, their skills and cities and if we see low/no turnout, our future marketing ensures improved participation. We are expected to deliver 20+ candidates within 4 month of signup for every category.