Thursday, November 12, 2020 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Have you heard about a new app created in South Carolina to help students connect to colleges and jobs? As we continue to adhere to SCDHEC guidelines regarding COVID-19 and the need to return to business as usual, job seekers must continue to find new ways to connect to employment since in-person job fairs and recruitment events have all but ended. Tallo a digital platform that connects talent with opportunities, has introduced a new web-based app in South Carolina with a series of college and career fair events. The new app, Ping by Tallo, allows postsecondary institutions and employers to host or join virtual events and make a match with interested and qualified students or job seekers.

Ping is completely free for students and job seekers. To get started, all you have to do is answer a few short questions about your interests and qualifications, and then you will receive a list of possible “matches” from schools or employers attending the event. Job seekers and recruiters can evaluate their unique match scores, rating on a scale from 1 to 100, and decide if they want to reach out to initiate a conversation.

This month, Tallo and SC Future Makers will host Ping events in conjunction with groups from around the state with special opportunities for South Carolina students and job seekers. Statewide partners include the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the South Carolina Department of Education, the South Carolina Technical College System, and several other key players in workforce development. This SC Future Makers initiative has already introduced more than 100,000 students and job seekers to Tallo in South Carolina.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Ping by Tallo is hosting the South Carolina Virtual Healthcare Job Fair along with SC Future Makers, SC Works, South Carolina DOC, and the Councils of Governments for Santee Lynches, Pee Dee Regional, and Waccamaw Regional. Healthcare organizations from 13 counties, including McLeod Health, Tidelands Health, and Conway Medical Center, are looking to connect with qualified job seekers to fill immediate needs.

On November 19, Ping by Tallo is hosting a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair that will include more than 20 HBCUs from around the country and seven from South Carolina. Claflin University will be one of the South Carolina schools participating in the event.

Ping by Tallo has achieved a good level of success with recent events at a time with many other in-person college recruiting events have been canceled or postponed.  

If you would like more information, assistance in finding more resources, tips on how to get the job hunting process started, or more, please reach out to us at CCPL by email, chat, or text. You may also call us at 843-805-6930, leave a voice message, and a library staff member will return your call. Remember, you are not alone.