Veteran job fairs can be overwhelming for the unprepared, but with the right mindset and preparation, you can make a great first impression. Avoid the trap of wandering around aimlessly from booth to booth. This collection of resources will provide you with the tools and tips to enable you to walk into a veterans career fair with a clear mission.
- 3 key tips to career fair success
- Delivering your elevator pitch
- Career fair calendar
Since 2006, we have been conducting career fairs across the nation. By the end of 2017, we'll have held over 900 events in over 60 different markets. Each time an event is held, over 300 post-event interviews are generated, and an average of 120 military veteran job seekers receive job offers...
Searching for a civilian job can be tricky. Luckily, we at RecruitMilitary have hosted 670 veteran job fairs specifically for military veterans in the past nine years, and we know what it takes to be successful at a veteran career fair. We’ve distilled our experience into a webinar, “3 Key Tips...
Learn the basics of an elevator pitch so you can nail those introductions and get the interview!
If you'd like to go deeper into the mechanics of crafting your elevator pitch, along with seeing an example of one, check out our full webinar, .
Many veteran job seekers have trouble translating their military experiences into qualifications for civilian jobs. Below is a case in point and some recommendations.
"I separated from the Navy in September 2013 where I was an operations specialist for nine years. I am having...
You can do yourself a great disservice as a transitioning or veteran job seeker by not dressing up to meet prospective employers – whether at job fairs, other types of multi-employer hiring conferences, or one-on-one interviews. Most people dress better for the one-on-one’s than the jobs fairs,...
Prepare your resume. In general, your resume should be no more than two pages. Bullets points work best, and avoid paragraphs. Break down your resume by “position”, including the different responsibilities or duties you had in the military, as well as different civilian jobs you’ve had. Keep in...