Fortune 500 company UnitedHealth Group has a host of sales positions up for grabs.
The Minnesota-based health-care behemoth is holding a virtual job fair June 6 to find talented sales representatives. The fully online event will run noon to 3 p.m. Eastern.
Advanced registration is required to attend. The event can be accessed by a smartphone, tablet or computer with a reliable internet connection from anywhere in the U.S., though the open positions related to the hiring event are located in the following areas:
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Miami, Florida
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Roanoke, Virginia
Attendees will learn about the day-to-day of inside sales positions, general information about UnitedHealth Group, employee benefits and will get the opportunity to chat one-on-one with the hiring team.
Don’t see your area? Don’t fret. Check the UHG job board for open positions nationwide. You can also visit The Penny Hoarder’s Work-From-Home Jobs Portal for 100% remote jobs in related fields.
The inside sales positions are entry-level, and primary responsibilities include fielding incoming calls related to Medicare supplements and health-care plans. Full-time employees get access to a comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance
- Paid time off and company holidays
- 401(k) retirement program
- Education reimbursement
- Employee stock options
- Access to UnitedHealth Group Credit Union and more
As the economy nears full employment, companies have to get creative to find talent to fill open positions. Virtual events are one such way employers connect with potential workers.
Never attended one before? We got you covered. Our guide teaches you everything you need to prepare for a virtual job fair.
Here are the takeaways:
Do your homework.
Just because the job fair is online doesn’t make it any less crucial that you make a good impression. Come to the fair prepared with tailored questions for the hiring manager.
Take care of tech beforehand.
Is your account properly registered? Are your web browser and flash player up to date? Documents organized and ready to go? Don’t forget the motherlode of all tech issues: WiFi. Hardwire your computer with an ethernet cable, if worse comes to worse.
If all goes well, a hiring manager might ask to interview you on-the-spot. So be dressed to impress. Make sure you are in a well-lit, distraction-free area where you can chat. It’s OK if that’s not the case, too. Explain that you are not in the best environment for an interview, and offer alternative times when you are available.
Adam Hardy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. He specializes in ways to make money that don’t involve stuffy corporate offices. Read his latest articles here, or say hi on Twitter @hardyjournalism.