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
“I went to a career fair and all I got was to be told to go apply online.” This is what I hear almost weekly from frustrated job candidates across the country. Truth is that being asked to apply online is a good thing. Unfortunately, many candidates do not know why.
This is the fourth in a series of columns entitled “Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans.”
We have all heard the narrative that it is harder for veterans to get jobs than any other group. Civilians can’t understand MOS designations or rank structures and the cultural divide is too great a chasm...
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...
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...