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Making Virtual Impressions

October 25, 2007 - 1 Comment

Avatar Pic Compressed Cropped Suit Small.jpgAvatar Pic Welcome Entrance Compressed Cropped Sci Fi Small.jpgAs we approach the virtual Cisco Channel Partner Career fair (Nov. 6th 9-11 AM PST;, hosted on our Second Life campus, there are a couple of interesting options to ponder from both sides of the table: the employer and the prospective employee.With the richness of customized content available in virtual environments, what is considered proper dress or attire? How will employers respond to candidates who may express themselves with a non-human form avatar? Will the Sci-Fi looking android appeal to a possible employer’s desire to hire employees who think creatively and outside the box, or will there be an expectation from some employers that candidates should dress”traditional”? Or how about expressing group affiliation with something like a furry avatar? On the technical side, how well will chat and voice chat work, and how many of the attendees will be able to leverage SL voice? We’re looking forward to learning and exploring the possible added dimensions of a career fair in a virtual world. It should be a fun, unconventional way to network and meet prospective employers. We would like to hear feedback from the users (prospects as well as employers) on what worked well and what didn’t work well in a virtual space. Also in the end how effective were the results?Register your interest in Cisco’s Channel Partner Second Life Career Fair here:

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  1. Very interesting blog. Keep up the outstanding work and thank you.