The Covid-19 pandemic has created many challenges for businesses across the country which has resulted in significant impacts in the form of job and recruitment being put on hold. During these challenging times, to support its future members and members with employability, ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global professional body for professional accountants, will soon introduce its new enhanced Virtual Careers Fair platform, which gives employers an opportunity to tap into professionally-qualified talent to drive business growth.
Following the success of ACCA’s Virtual Careers Fair 2020 series, the new Virtual Careers platform offers greater access to candidates as well as providing the technology to make real-time connections via video chat with a vast array of ACCA’s future-ready finance professionals. The Careers Fair will be held on September 29, 2021.
From prospective students and those completing ACCA studies, to experienced professionals, the Virtual Careers Fair attracts thousands of ACCA members and affiliates. With CVs and resumés available for review prior to the event, employers will have the opportunity to shortlist candidates and book on-the-day appointments to talk to them about their organisation and discuss potential roles.
The Virtual Careers Fair will help organisations showcase themselves to a wide audience in a live environment. Organisations will be able to list their live vacancies, for free, on ACCA Careers website, using the intuitive guide. They will also get access to ACCA’s resume/CV database, so they can move ahead with making event-day appointments with potential candidates.
Md. Sajid Khan, Head of International Development, ACCA said: ‘This mobile-friendly, immersive Virtual Career Fair managed by ACCA is a platform for employers to browse resumés from thousands of potential applicants. Organisations can also dynamically post their vacancies on ACCA Careers and interact with forward-thinking accountancy and finance professionals.’
Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive, ACCA said: ‘We are delighted you can join us for what promises to be a very engaging event, and one which demonstrates ACCA’s strength as a super connector in the accountancy and finance profession across the world. I encourage you to explore all the available resources we have created for you. I particularly recommend that you take time to look at our employability support materials, designed specifically for you, as you look to build on or even begin, your career in accountancy and finance.’
The Virtual Careers Fair will provide employers with an opportunity to interact with forward-thinking accountancy and finance professionals by video, voice or text, providing an effective way of reaching a wide talent pool.