College Recruiting Goes Virtual

August 21, 2002 ( - HR recruiters trying to work college campuses for hot prospects may get some help from a new interactive recruiting product based on live chat software.

HotU inc. a higher education recruiter and TrueCareers, an online job board, announced in a press release that they had jointly developed Virtual Interactive Career Fair (VICF) for the higher education market.

VICF combines hotU chat software with TrueCareers’ resume search and job posting technology, the companies said in their announcement. The product will be available in September.

The announcement said recruiters using VICF will be able to screen and interact with candidates on a live-time basis while staying at their own offices.