Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) will be hosting Virtual Hiring Events in honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). These events will be held every Thursday in October using Microsoft Teams and are actual interviews with employers who are hiring. The interviews will be conducted in 20-minute increments, taking place in morning and afternoon sessions, 10 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. -3 p.m. At least ten employers will be participating each day, with the opportunity for up to 60 interviews each day. These can be great opportunities for the candidates you are assisting in finding employment!
Below is the October Virtual Hiring Event schedule:
Columbus – Thursday, October 1
Cincinnati – Thursday, October 8
Cleveland – Thursday, October 15
Canton – Thursday, October 22
Toledo – Thursday, October 29
To help you prepare for these events, OOD will be hosting a training for Job Developers on September 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. This training will be conducted through Microsoft Teams Live and will be recorded and available on OOD’s YouTube channel for future on-demand viewing. The training will provide an overview of the events, how to make sure candidates are prepared, the importance of mock interviews, a technology overview, appropriate interview etiquette, and what to do after the interview.
You will not need to pre-register for this training, but please respond to this survey to let us know you'll be joining us. This will assist us in making sure we are sharing any updates, attachments, and resources before and after the event.
The training will take place as a Microsoft Teams Live Event. You can view the training through your web browser, and you do not need to have Microsoft Teams to participate. Here is the link to join the training.
In addition, OOD has published several resources at OOD.Ohio.Gov/Tools that should also be reviewed. These include a pre-pre-recorded Candidate Prep Video, and a a Virtual Hiring Event Resource Guide, which includes a Virtual Interview Tip Sheet, a Behavioral Interview Tip Sheet, and a Virtual Hiring Event Checklist.