The Echo's Rachael Dunn with the new echo virtual careers website
The Echo's Rachael Dunn with the new echo virtual careers website
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WE’VE come up with the perfect way to link jobseekers and employers – well, virtually perfect.

The Echo and parent company NorthEast Press will be holding a Virtual Career Event during the coming weeks.

The online event, which kicks off on January 25 and runs until February 22, will encourage businesses and candidates to link up.

But it’s never too early to be prepared and you can make sure you don’t miss out by visiting our fantastic interactive platform where candidates can pre-register for the event.

The Virtual Career Event will run online for 30 days, offering employers the chance to receive qualified applicants, while jobseekers will have the ability to highlight their skills to businesses looking for particular areas of expertise.


Advertising manager Sheila Argument is delighted to be playing cupid online.

“The Virtual Career Event will be a great way for employers to identify potential staff with the skills and experience they need to take their business on to the next level,” she said.

“This is a stand-alone event offering businesses the opportunity to find high-quality, local candidates who match their hiring needs and benefit from our targeted print and online marketing

“And jobseekers will be able to ensure they apply for the jobs which are best suited to their abilities, experience and qualifications.

“Recruiters can use this event to post jobs and showcase themselves via their company profiles and the site gives businesses a fantastic opportunity to chat with candidates and showcase themselves via video.

“Streamlined features allow you to quickly identify qualified candidates by location, skill, education, experience and more.

“Candidates, in turn, can apply for positions directly on the site and businesses will receive a convenient online solution to manage their response.”

No matter what the size of your business or how many vacancies you are looking to fill, the Virtual Career Event offers something to suit your needs without breaking the bank.

“There are packages to meet every business need and budget,” said Sheila.