way and I was just staying home to greet the costumed neighborhood kids; I offered her my car so her travels would be a bit more comfortable.
Much later that evening, I received a phone call from the same daughter who was in a panic. Someone had just hit her with their truck along the driver's side of the car. I asked if she was ok, yes, she was and then asked if she wanted me to come to the scene, yes, she did. She was very upset though physically ok. The other driver, trying to merge too quickly into her lane, instead merged into her, virtually broad-side sweeping the car and pushing her up on the curb.
The damage was moderate and yes, the driver did try to pin fault on her, no luck, the damage spoke for itself. The car was drivable but would require repair soon, as the windows could not be used, door handle was ready to fall off, and the driver side mirror was damaged. I called my auto insurance, immediately, with a half hour of the accident.
By Monday, I received two calls from the insurance and an appointment scheduled on Tuesday for an adjuster to take a look at the car and give me an estimate. Tuesday afternoon, forty minutes after meeting the adjuster, I was in a rental car continuing throughout my day. The adjuster was organized and extremely efficient but most of all he was all about customer service. The car rental went even more smoothly with the agent helping me transfer items from my car to the rental and details of the agreement at my finger tips. It was the most amazing customer service experience of my life.
It has been at least twelve years since my last experience dealing with an auto accident and insurance. The efficiency, I know, comes from the speed of computers and the ease of internet communications but the excellent customer service came from people who cared about people. It doesn't matter how quickly you do your job, if you don't care for whom you are doing it. A smile, a lilt in the voice, and a genuine desire to be helpful still ranks higher and goes a lot further than an emailed report.
e being forced to reassess employment options as industries, and locations they are willing to work. In today's economic climate a college degree does not guarantee a job, but there are many employers out there who are actively and aggressively hiring college level talent.
UBM Studios Unicruit understands how difficult it is to find employment and has created a revolutionary approach to career fairs targeted at university recruiting. The Unicruit virtual career fair essentially brings the career fair to the employer and job seeker. Today's youth live and interact in a virtual world and they rely on an immediacy of information available at their fingertips. They text, Tweet, Facebook, and it only makes sense that employers looking to attract the best and the brightest would adopt an online strategy to meet and interact with students where they live each day, online.
In an effort to introduce more students/graduates to more employers, Unicruit is hosting the Diversity Virtual Career Fair -- a fully interactive, 3D virtual career fair for college students and alumni from all over the country. This event will take place on March 3rd and is FREE of charge for college students and alumni to attend.
The virtual career fair presents an excellent opportunity for participating employers to showcase their organizations to thousands of students and alumni. Each employer will have a customized virtual booth that will include full branding, videos, presentations, job postings, chat, resume exchange and video interviewing. More than 40 employers will participate such as Verizon Wireless, Geico, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, Hertz, Aon, Memorial Sloane Kettering, General Electric, Waste Management, Sears, Progressive, Vanguard, ADP and many others.
The virtual career fair is just like a traditional career fair, except that it will take place online! It allows students and alumni an opportunity to visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, upload resumes, chat with recruiters, network with peers and video interview, all from the comfort and convenience of home. Because the career fair is virtual, it is cost effective; time efficient and environmentally friendly -the job seeker will only need a high speed internet connection to participate. And since no travel is required - the virtual fair opens the opportunities for individuals all over the country and provides employers with a wider talent pool to choose from.
Imagine being able to recruit at dozens of campuses in one day. Now imagine being able to do so without spending one dime on airplanes, rental cars, or hotels. What would that do to your bottom line, your work/life balance, and the environment? That is exactly what the employers who participate in the Unicruit virtual career fairs achieve.
Here's a link to a short video that show you how it works. You can register for this exciting event at: Diversitycf.com. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! If you are an employer wishing to participate in this revolutionary approach to recruiting, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin O'Brien is the vice president of business development for UBM Studios. and prior to joining UBM in 2010, Kevin enjoyed a 15 year career in the virtual communications industry.…