Dozens of Israel’s leading hi-tech and engineering companies, and close to 500 students and graduates, both men and women, participated in Israel’s first Digital Job Fair which was held on JCT’s Lev Campus in early June.
The revolutionary fair utilized an app designed specifically for the event by ICV. Students and graduates created profiles on the app and immediately received a list of companies and organizations most applicable to them in accordance with their specified preferences. Potential employers were ranked according to the compatibility with the job seeker’s preferences. The app also assessed favorability of each company for the applicant according to travel time via private and public transportation, factoring in morning traffic, as well as their qualifications and additional professional demands. Using the app, applicants were able to focus on companies for which they were most compatible, increasing their potential of finding employment.
Employers received applicant stats in real-time and could call them infor interviews with a push of a button. This saved wasted paper both for the employers and applicants, while enabling employers to receive all relevant information, and served as an effective filtering and communication tool for the employers.
Director of the Placement Department at JCT, Yael Gandman, stated at the event: “There is no reason for high-tech professionals in Israel to spend six months looking for work when the demand for employees is so high. The recruitment process should take closer to two weeks.”
Companies and start-ups seeking employees at the fair included, inter alia, Exlibris, ORCAM, Quickode, Kenshoo, Experis Software, Ness, Israel Aerospace Industries, John Bryce, Gav Systems, Log-on, and INNITEL, as well as CPA companies including, inter alia, BDO Ziv Haft, KPMG, EY, Ernst and Young, BDSK, Tzur Management, and Mizrahi Tefahot.