Tradition versus Technology: Careers Fairs in the 21st Century

Christiane Brennan, Margaret Daly, Eileen Fitzpatrick, Edward Sweeney

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The traditional methods of graduate recruitment do not adequately meet the needs of the changing profile of students and graduates. As industry becomes internationalized, the needs of employers are also changing. Graduate recruitment is in response to short term needs and varying levels of experience are required. A case study method was used in Dublin Institute of Technology to evaluate effectiveness of a virtual careers fair in providing greater access to job opportunities for students and graduates. Access by employers to potential employees was also measured. Findings showed that while access improved, other issues requiring attention emerged.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-41
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


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