FAQs for Employers Attending the ACS Virtual Career Fair

Registration and Job Posting

Finding/Attracting Qualified Candidates

Working in the Virtual Environment

Miscellaneous

Registration and Job Posting

How do I register for the Virtual Career Fair?

Registering for the Virtual Career Fair is quick and easy. First go to the ACS Careers Jobs Database. Create an Employer account if you do not already have one. Then, log into your account. Once you are logged in, look for the orange V to register for the Virtual Career Fair. Follow the instructions to the right of the V, and you'll be guided through the registration process, including all available options to enhance your presence in the virtual environment.

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Can I transfer my job postings from the ACS Careers Jobs Database to the Virtual Career Fair?

Yes. On your “My Account” page there is a link “Move my job postings to the virtual environment.” All of your jobs will be transferred to the virtual environment. You can then delete any postings you don’t need once you are in the virtual environment.

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What if I have to cancel my participation?

Contact Garretta Rollins at 202.872.6209 or g_rollins@acs.org.

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Is there a limit to the number of jobs that I can post?

There is no limit to the number of jobs you can post.

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Finding Qualified Candidaties

How long will I have to search resumes and source candidates?

You can begin searching resumes and sourcing candidates immediately after you register and for 3 months after the event.

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How do I search resumes and communicate with job seekers attending the Virtual Career Fair?

You can use the virtual environment to search resumes, communicate with prospective candidates via text chat, webcam chat, and email (you will have full access to the virtual environment beginning August 4th at 8:00AM Central Daylight Time (CDT). Please note that there is no formal interview scheduling process in the virtual environment. To schedule an interview, contact a prospective candidate directly via chat or email. Before the virtual environment is open, you can locate all job seekers who are registered to participate in the Virtual Career Fair via the ACS Careers Jobs Database.

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What can we do to attract qualified candidates?

In addition to reserving your virtual booth, you can purchase a banner ad in the virtual social networking lounge or the webcast auditorium. In addition, the Virtual Career Fair offers the opportunity to sponsor individual webcasts to draw attention to your organization. For more information, visit http://www.acs.org/vcf or contact Garretta Rollins at 202.872.6209 or g_rollins@acs.org.

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In addition to interviews, are there other opportunities to meet with prospective candidates?

Yes. The virtual environment includes a search function where you can search for candidates by specialty, keywords or other criteria. You can also visit the social networking lounge where you can have informal chats with job seekers as well as other recruiters. In addition, you may have informal chats with candidates inside your virtual booth in order to assess whether or not you want to progress to a more formal interview.

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How will ACS Careers promote our organization and its open positions to job seekers?

ACS Careers will highlight your organization on the Virtual Career Fair website and in informational materials sent to both registered and prospective job seekers. All registered job seekers will be able to view a list of participating employers and their open positions via the ACS Careers Jobs Database as well as within the virtual environment. In addition, your organization will be highlighted with an orange V every time a job seeker performs a search that matches at least one of your open positions.

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Working in the Virtual Environment

How can we set up our virtual booth and learn to work within the virtual environment before the Virtual Career Fair begins?

You will receive detailed instructions, a user guide, and a video tour that will enable you to both fully prepare for the event and take full advantage of all the virtual environment’s search, navigation, research, and communication tools throughout the live event.

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How do I add staff to my virtual booth?

Once you register for the Virtual Career Fair, you will receive a confirmation email with access to the virtual "Booth Builder" environment. You will be able to add recruiters once you begin to build your booth. Just click on "Staff."

The Virtual Booth Builder

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How can I get technical support with the ACS Careers Jobs Database?

For technical support, contact 888-667-7988 or customerservice@support.boxwoodtech.com.

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How can I get technical support with the Virtual Career Fair?

Contact acs@svesupport.com. Throughout the entire live event, there will be a staffed help booth within the virtual environment available to assist you.

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Miscellaneous

What type of job seekers attend the Virtual Career Fair?

Over 900 job seekers participated in the last Virtual Career Fair held in March 2014. Job seekers include both ACS members and non-members. Most are from the US. The majority hold PhDs across a broad range of disciplines within chemistry and its related fields. Candidates include both recent graduates seeking entry-level jobs and experienced professionals. Please contact Garretta Rollins at g_rollins@acs.org for a demographic report.

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Do you have an Employer User Guide to the Virtual Career Fair?

Yes, you can download the Virtual Career Fair Employer Guide.

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What type of employers attend the Career Fair?

At the last Virtual Career Fair held in March 2014, 50 recruiters representing dozens of organizations were in attendance, seeking to fill positions. Employers represent private industry, academia, government, and non-profit. Past participating employers have included:

  • Aerotek Scientific
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards AFB Research Site
  • BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
  • Bioformix, LLC
  • BP Biofuels North America
  • Buckman
  • CO2mer, Inc.
  • Contact Singapore
  • DuPont
  • Fairmount Minerals
  • Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
  • GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
  • Ideal Innovations, Inc.
  • Kelly Scientific Resources
  • Lab Support
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • Nalco
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Ortec, Inc.
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Pfizer
  • Takasago International Corp., USA
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Zyomic Technologies

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