[photopress:mba_job_hunting_fair.jpg,full,alignright]Not before time, the Ministry of Education has come to the conclusion that real-time job fairs are mob scenes which are ill-becoming to higher education.
Now it is trying to push the mob on line and will hold four week-long on-line job fairs for college graduates in cooperation with the Labor and Social Security and Personnel ministries. It should work. Something similar has been used with great success in Australia for some time.
The announcement, which comes from the MOE website, said the 2008 Spring National On-line Graduates Recruitment Fair, the first of the four, will be held at the end of this month.
The ticket-free fairs will offer such services as information releases and job search advice as well as on-line interviews. The MOE said the number of college students graduating in summer 2008 will reach a record of 5.59 million, 640,000 more than in 2007.
According to the MOE, graduating students could participate in remote video interviews with employers, which would be convenient for both sides. The three other fairs are to be held in June, September and December.
Job fairs, often attended by thousands of students, are the main channel for Chinese college graduates find employment and, bluntly, some look like cattle markets. Moving it all online does seem to be a distinct improvement.
Source: China View