Introducing the No.1 event trend for 2020

Introducing the No.1 event trend for 2020

These days you don’t have to search very far to find a live event that is accessible to stream via a smartphone, tablet or laptop. In January 2017, Donald Trump’s inauguration broke all records, becoming the most live-streamed event in the history of live-streamed television.

Also, in May this year, the whole world switched on their computers to watch Warren Buffett’s comments at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s meeting. As data becomes more affordable, it becomes clear remote participation is on the rise.

After researching this growing trend over the last few years, here are the key developments in the digital event landscape that signal why virtual events are set to become the No.1 trend for 2020.

 

FOMO culture

According to professionals, Facebook users comment 10 times more on live videos than on regular videos, with other social media platforms closely following suit.

In a recent poll, over 80% of respondents favoured a good quality live stream, over a company’s blog or social media posts. Live streaming content taps into people’s fear of missing out on something (also known as FOMO!)

With this is mind, it’s safe to hypothesise that compelling live feeds such as discussion sessions, webinars and tutorials will take centre stage in 2020.

With most of the social media networks adopting a ‘Happening Now’ feature, it’s almost mandatory for marketers to broadcast some aspect of a corporate event onto the company’s social media accounts to generate excitement while the event is still in progress. These changes have led many companies to form a hybrid event to cater for these remote audiences.

 

Peer-to-peer fundraisers are gaining momentum

Cast your mind back ten years and it was almost impossible to imagine a peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraiser happening virtually. People coming together to run a marathon or ride their bicycles across the city for charity is such a communal activity, it didn’t seem plausible that a virtual approach could deliver the same results.

However, with the growing popularity of wearable fitness tracking devices, it has become a lot simpler for nonprofits to arrange P2P campaigns for supporters where they virtually participate in their own time from wherever they are in the world. This of course opens the door to a global audience and changes the possibilities of the event in its entirety.

Virtual fundraisers, such as the British Heart Foundation’s My Marathon and Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia have already proven their worth. After spotting this trend, many software companies are starting to invest in the development of peer-to-peer fundraising applications that sync with wearable fitness trackers and enable users to raise money for charity based on how far they run or ride, the number of steps they take or the number of calories they burn.

 

Attendee tracking just got serious

Tracking visitor attendance has been a hot topic of discussion in the event tech industry for several years now. It’s considered that one of the most important benefits of virtual events (over physical ones) is the ability to track leads, quantitatively measure event performance and gauge event ROI down to the core statistics.

For 2020, it’s expected that attendee tracking at events will hit fifth gear owing to the decreasing costs of using RFID and NFC and on-demand content consumption on the rise. These tools, that can only be manipulated in a virtual environment, help track event attendance, visitor traffic patterns, and engagement levels while providing statistics that can easily be translated into ROI.

 

It’s all about me!

Event marketers continually try to provide detailed and customised experiences for attendees. One way in which virtual events can assist this is post event, as companies can send personalised content to their visitors based on the attendee activity during the event.

Since executive reports can show which attendee engaged with what content at the event, it becomes very simple to share relevant material with individual users during the follow-up. For attendees, this event is suddenly personalised to them and tailored to their exact needs.

Event hosts can furthermore conduct polls, surveys and capture detailed information during the registration process to gather more insights about their attendees. This information will enable hosts to amend, adapt or improve future events to suit the needs and desires of their audience.

 

What’s next?

The continued growth of virtual events creates new and exciting opportunities for event organisers. In a recent survey by the PCMA Education Foundation, 67% of respondents expected to leverage technology to remotely participate in events in the next three years.

However, delving into the virtual world isn’t as easy as going live on Facebook or Instagram. To truly engage audiences in the highly competitive digital landscape of today, you need to deliver a top-notch virtual event experience that is geared towards delivering value to its visitors.

 

 

 

Join us at the Aviation & Aerospace Job Fair

You guessed it! It’s a virtual job fair!

The fair will be live from 9am – 5pm on February 12th and you can speak with employers about genuine career opportunities, watch and participate in webinars and search and apply for jobs.

For more information, or to register for your free ticket, simply click the red button now.

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Introducing virtual job fairs. An interview with Dave Capper

Introducing virtual job fairs. An interview with Dave Capper

We recently caught up with Managing Director of the Aviation & Aerospace Job Fair, Dave Capper, to see why he thinks you need to start your job search at our virtual job fair. Here’s what he had to say…

 

Before we start, what is a virtual job fair?

A virtual job fair is basically the same as a live event that you would physically go to; you can look at various job opportunities, watch webinars, visit different stands and speak with employers through text, video or audio chat.
The obvious difference being, you don’t have to physically go anywhere! The whole event is online and you just log in to access it – like you would a computer game.

 

Could you explain more about the booths and how they work?

Absolutely. On the event day, all you need to do is log in and click into the exhibition hall. If you want to speak with a particular company, simply click on their stand and join the group chat. Employers can ask you to join a private chat if they want to find out more about you!
While you’re on a booth, you can also watch company videos, take a look at their social media, read Glassdoor reviews and view and apply for jobs.

 

So no free pens?

Unfortunately not! But you can download any company information that is available and save it to your online swag bag. All you need to do is email it yourself afterwards!

 

It sounds quite technical. Is it?

Absolutely not! I’m astounded how easy the platform is to use! You don’t need to download anything and you can access it through a computer, tablet or even your phone if you’re on the move! You just log in and away you go!

 

Why would a jobseeker choose an online event over a live job fair?

The biggest advantage is not having to physically go anywhere, which works particularly well for this industry. Pilots and Cabin Crew in particular will spend a lot of time in and out of the country working so it’s not always possible for them to attend live events. 

Even if a jobseeker is in this country, it can involve arranging childcare, the cost of traveling, parking etc… All these things add up and can get in the way of people attending. With a virtual job fair, all these factors are eliminated.  

 

What kind of employers can jobseekers expect to see?

We have plenty of exhibitors, all with live vacancies that jobseekers can apply for straight away.
If a jobseeker sees a vacancy they like the look of, they can ask further questions, such as what they’re looking for in a candidate, the company culture and how they can succeed in their application. The job market is extremely competitive so jobseekers need to stay one step ahead of the competition.

 

How much is it?

Absolutely nothing! It’s totally free for jobseekers.

 

What’s your best piece of advice for any jobseekers job hunting now?

Register for our event! Don’t forget to upload an updated CV so employers can find and contact you if they like what they see!

 

Register for free

The Aviation & Aerospace Job Fair will be live from 9am – 5pm on February 12th 2020.

Register for your free ticket by clicking the red button now. 

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The Aviation Job Expo takes off

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This month, we successfully hosted our first aviation job fair, the Aviation Job Expo, at London Gatwick. Over 700 jobseekers joined us on the day, all enthusiastic to find new employment and progress their career.

 

Our job site, Aviation Job Search, has connected industry professionals with airlines, MRO companies and recruiters for the last 20 years, so we looked into new ways in which we could expand our offerings and connect jobseekers to genuine career opportunities – and so, the Aviation Job Expo was born!

 

We welcomed 22 exhibitors including BA CityFlyer, KLM UK Engineering, Wizz Air, Flybe, Bombardier, Loganair, Leonardo and BAE Systems. All exhibitors are recruiting for various positions now – you can search their vacancies here.

During the fair, seven guest speakers covered a variety of topics designed to improve our visitors current work life, or inspire them onto the next chapter in their careers.

 

Guest speaker and CEO of Online Lingo, Dr Molly Lim discussed how an online language learning system can help you advance in your career, and expand your world.

 

Lim said, “Aviation has changed lives and helped people travel to distant lands. With traveling, we encounter people from cultures different from our own. The key focus of the aviation industry is to get travelers from point A to B, but not without the challenges of language and communication.”

 

Travel Wellness Expert from nojetstress, Christopher Babayode, also shared his practice of nutritional therapy to cure jet lag for frequent fliers. During Christophers twenty years as a Flight Attendant for British Airways, he has visited 45 countries and clocked up 1.2 million miles which gives him plenty of experience regarding the subject.

Just 10 days before the expo, travel group Thomas Cook went into liquidation, leaving thousands of UK employees facing uncertainty about their future. Many ex Thomas Cook employees joined us on the day and we hope the event offered some genuine opportunities in these difficult times.

 

The Aviation Job Expo is the beginning of a new chapter for the Aviation Job Search team with many more live and virtual job fairs planned for 2020 and beyond. Keep your eyes peeled for more information and future event dates!  

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10 reasons you can’t afford to miss the Aviation Job Expo

10 reasons you can’t afford to miss the Aviation Job Expo

1. You’re in good hands

The Aviation Job Expo is designed for jobseekers, and delivered by the world’s number one aviation job site, Aviation Job Search – if you’re looking for a change in career, it’s safe to say that we’ll be able to deliver the best opportunities around.

 

2. Apply for jobs straight away

If you’re seeking employment imminently, many of our exhibitors have live vacancies which you can apply for during the show.
The job seeking process can be challenging, so why not set yourself ahead of the competition by speaking with recruiters directly to see what they’re looking for?
Armed with information that might not not be readily available on a company careers page, you’ll be in good stead once the interview time comes.

 

3. Find a role that matters with BAE Systems

If you’re searching for an outstanding job with genuine career prospects, look no further than our platinum sponsor, BAE Systems.
From complex engineering projects to world-class cyber security solutions, everyone at BAE Systems plays a part in helping customers protect what matters most.
Search the latest vacancies by visiting here.

 

4. A stellar line up

Exhibitors include BA City Flyer, Bombardier, KLM UK Engineering, Caerdav and the Bostonair Group. If you’re looking for a career change, the expo is the perfect opportunity to touch base with numerous employers, all in one day.

One major advantage of attending a job fair is you’re already standing out from the crowd, and proving how serious you are about future career prospects. If you make a good impression, who knows what may happen? You may end up with an interview on the spot.

We’d recommend researching the exhibitor list, and doing your homework prior to attending. You need to have a clear understanding of who the exhibitor is, what they’re offering, if they’re vacancies would be suitable for you, and what type of candidates they are looking for.

It’s also a good idea to have a list of well thought out questions – questions that will make you stand out. Avoid asking things that can easily be found on their careers page – this will make it look like you couldn’t be bothered to do your research beforehand.

By doing some background research, you can spend more valuable time with exhibitors that are more relevant to you on the day.

 

5. Knowledge sharing

During the expo, our CV Doctor will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have about your CV.
With most recruiter’s skim reading a CV in less than 30 seconds, you need to think carefully about your CV – what to include, what not to include, and where to position the information so it can be easily digested.

A strong CV and cover letter is your chance to make a great first impression, and boost your chances of reaching the interview stage.

Simply bring your CV along during the expo to get advice from our team of experts, and you’ll be preparing for that interview in no time!

 

6. World class guest speakers

From recruitment gurus, to travel wellness experts, these sessions will deliver expert advice that you can implement in your job search or career today.
Study the timetable beforehand to ensure you don’t miss any talks that could boost skills in the areas you are lacking.
Guest speakers will often use the final few minutes of their time slot to invite the audience to ask questions. Got a burning question? Make sure you note down your questions so you can ask confidently when the time comes.

 

7. An exceptional prize

In partnership with Cabin Crew Wings, we’ll be giving one lucky winner a free cabin crew training course.
The two day course will give the winner a unique insight into the cabin crew profession, exploring all aspects of the role, including the hospitality, safety and security of passengers. If you’re serious about a career as cabin crew, this is the perfect opportunity to propel your knowledge and awareness, ready for that all important assessment day.
Simply register for the expo, and visit the Cabin Crew Wings stand on the day to be in with a chance of winning.

 

8. Networking

You’ve heard the saying, ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.’ A professional network is critical for finding a good job, and there’s no better place to extend that network than during face to face events.
We’re bringing together 30 exhibitors and 1,500 visitors for one unique day – any one of which could help you professionally, either immediately, or in the future.
Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to new people and ask for business cards where you can. Connecting and talking over social media is fine, but nothing beats a face-to-face meeting to establish relationships and build trust for potential job opportunities.
If you’re a novice at networking, simply visit here to find out everything you need to know.

 

9. There are many avenues to explore

Even if you’re not fully qualified in your preferred career right now, many employers offer internships or training courses as a pathway into the industry.

An internship will help you prove your worth in front of a potential employer, and demonstrate skills on your CV when you have little or no previous work experience.
We’d recommend researching exhibitors beforehand to see if this is something they offer before making the trip.

 

10. It’s totally free to attend

Yes, you read that right.
The expo is powered by Aviation Job Search, and it’s our mission to get as many jobseekers into their dream career as possible – whether it be via our job site platform, or by one of the many job fairs we host.

Simply register for your free ticket by hitting the red button now.

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Whether you love or hate your job – feeling stressed or overwhelmed at some stage of your career is inevitable. And you’re not alone; workplace stress is much more common than you think, despite it regularly being ignored on both a personal and professional level. Many people suppress it,  out of fear of being perceived as weak, or a fear that it could cause repercussions in the workplace.

In fact, Business Insider recently published a post which rated the stress levels of different jobs. The article stated that some aviation roles were deemed some of the most stressful jobs in the world. Using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), the “stress tolerance” for each job was ranked on a scale from zero to 100, where a higher rating signals more stress. To rate each job, O*NET looked at how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress at work. For a pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer, the figure was 95.

So it’s fair to say that some of us in the industry could be exposed to a stressful career, no matter what your dream job is – but what can you do to manage your stress levels at work? Read our tips below to on coping with stress at work.

1. Communicate

Stress is intensified by a lack of communication. This is particularly the case for professionals who face the pressure of deadlines, targets and client expectations. Ambiguity on a task or project will only make matters worse if you aren’t regularly communicating. You are entitled to a clear brief about each project and you should be supported by your team and employer throughout each venture.

A supportive manager will drastically decrease stress levels. If you feel like there is a lack of communication between you and your boss, ask for a meeting to discuss the mechanics of the project. If this is something you haven’t been comfortable doing previously, a meeting will help to encourage the level of communication you both have, and develop a stronger working relationship. Which in turn will make it much easier for you to speak to them more often about any issues you’re having.

Small things like not responding to an email, or reluctance to sign off on tasks outside of your control, or even lazy instructions can all contribute to stress. Chances are, your boss hasn’t realised that they are making you feel this way – a gentle nudge in the right direction will help move these tasks along.

 

2. Don’t overload

A heavy workload is a major contributor to stress at work. Not communicating your workload or allowing the right time to complete it can mean that you end up with expectations you cannot manage – which doesn’t look great to an employer who has promised the work has been completed You’re a person, not a machine – it’s okay to turn down work, or push it back if you can’t manage it just yet. Again, this comes from clearly communicating your workload to your manager or colleagues to ensure you have the workload you can manage. Additionally, it’s fine to ask for help. If you;re struggling, there’s no shame in being too busy and your employers would rather you spoke up before you have to be signed off for stress.

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3. Give and take

It is important that everyone on your team pulls their weight. If you’re a great worker, and everyone knows this, you can easily get roped in to doing more than your fair share. Having a good team around you takes a massive weight off your shoulders. If you seem to be the only one working and as a result are suffering from stress, then it could be that you need to start delegating work to others. Have a meeting with your line manager to raise the issues concerning your workload, and how it could be handled. You should have evidence to show this too, but the chances are they will understand what a valuable asset to the company you are and respect your views and how you’re feeling. There’s no harm in going above and beyond your job description – but make sure you aren’t doing everyone else’s job for them.

Clear communication is key in a working environment; a lack of this, combined with an excessive workload, unrealistic deadlines and unmotivated colleagues can ultimately spike your stress levels. The good news is these can all be solved. Stress needn’t rule your life, and it shouldn’t. Your manager, colleagues and HR department are all there to support you. Solutions are available and, if utilised, stress will be a thing of the past.

 

So, give yourself a break! And if you need more advice on how to copy with your busy work life, read our guide here on how to be kind to yourself.

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