A truly remote event
We Work Remotely was founded in 2013, and since then, has quickly grown to become the world's largest community of remote workers and remote companies. Relied upon by digital nomads and remote professionals everywhere, the team members at We Work Remotely pride themselves on landing qualified candidates their dream jobs – no matter where in the world they're based.
Before 2021, however, this giant job board for remote workers had never actually hosted a virtual job fair due to a lack of suitable tools and team bandwidth. As Justine Shu, Product Manager at We Work Remotely, explains, "the idea of throwing a job fair on Zoom, for example, just seemed like a logistical nightmare for us to plan."
Amid the pandemic, We Work Remotely decided the time was right to host their first virtual event. So they began searching for a platform that could handle their unique needs.
The goals of We Work Remotely's first job fair were to provide networking opportunities, offer helpful advice for job seekers on how to land a position at a high-quality remote company, and to introduce potential candidates to companies that were hiring.
"We chose Hopin because it allowed us to focus on our intentions behind the event, which was to connect people with the best remote companies in the world, without being distracted by the planning process. The platform answered the how so that we could really focus on the what and the why of the event." – Justine Shu, Product Manager, We Work Remotely
Justine and her team were happy to see their decision to go virtual quickly pay off. The job fair sold out in just five days, and We Work Remotely ended up doubling the available tickets to cope with the demand.
We Work Remotely's customers also got behind the event, with innovative employers like GitLab, Automattic, Aha, and Shogun registering for booths at the job fair.