Active or current (used within 24 months) security clearance issued by the U.S. federal government is REQUIRED for this event.
Are you nearing separation or retirement and looking for an Defense, Cyber, IT, or Intelligence Job? Do you have an active or current federal security clearance and interested in finding new career opportunities?
Learn, chat and network with defense, technical and intelligence focused employers to explore job and professional development opportunities.
The event is designed to be a focused and intimate hiring fair for job seekers to have informative 1-on-1 discussions with each employer.
This event is produced by Transition Careers (TC). We have organized events for the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs and The Pentagon. Additionally, we offer a job board that’s networked with 1,500+ other job boards.
*No Endorsement Made By DoD and Federal Government
*Active or current (used within 24 months) security clearance issued by the U.S. federal government is REQUIRED for this event.
PRE-REGISTER & UPLOAD YOUR RESUME
Must Register Online To Attend And To Share Your Resume With Employers
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GENERAL TIPS FOR VIRTUAL HIRING FAIR
A Virtual Hiring Fair is No Different Than an In-Person Event. Take it just as seriously. Prepare just as well. You could find your dream job staring at you from the other side of the screen.
CHECK YOUR TECH
The virtual event is web based so downloads are not necessary. Make sure you’re using the most updated version of your browser and that you have a good internet connection. Here’s a service check link to make sure you can access the event without firewall or other issues.
The hiring fair is mainly messaging based but the employers do have the option to request a video chat. This isn’t the main form of communication during the event but you should be prepared in the event they request a video chat.
Prepare Your Intro and Answers.
Write a brief introduction for yourself as well as answers to commonly asked interview questions before chatting with recruiters. This is your chance to craft clear, concise responses about you, your experience, and your goals that you can easily copy and paste into the chat window. Can you demonstrate you’re a valuable candidate? Consider how you will introduce yourself. Explain why you’re interested in each employer. Clearly state what positions you’re seeking, why, and why you’d be a great fit. Each pitch should follow a similar format but should also be unique to each employer.
Know Your Resume.
Do a solid read-through of your resume before the event—employers prefer to hire someone who comes prepared.
Be Ready With Questions.
There are a number of factors that go into a job search. Research the participating employers, prioritize the booths, and prepare questions that are specific to each employer you hope to chat with. Thoughtful questions should be about the company culture and climate, their hiring process, professional and staff development, etc.
DURING THE EVENT
Initiate Chats With Employers.
Each text-based chat is timed to maximize your ability to speak with multiple recruiters. Be succinct with your Q&A during your chat—keep your questions and answers short—sentences not paragraphs! When you first enter a chat know that the recruiter is reviewing your resume, so give them a moment.
Maximize Your Effort.
It’s in your best interest as a job seeker to wait in as many chat lines as possible. Don’t worry, the software algorithm will automatically sort you to the next available line. While you wait, you can check out content the employer has provided in their booth, view resources in the content bar from the lobby, or even do work in another tab in your browser. You’ll hear an audible “ding” notification when it is your turn to chat, so make sure your sound is on.
Use A Proper Area.
Try to minimize distractions while you’re attending the virtual fair. Eliminate background noise as much as possible. Politely remind anyone that will be around not to disturb you while the fair is going on. You want to focus all your energy on getting it right and landing that next great job! Be sure your background is clean and distraction-free. If the chat turns to a video conference, a blank wall is the best choice and try to wear headphones so your interviewer isn’t listening to an echo of themselves.
A virtual fair should be treated the same as in-person event. Remember, employers do have the option to request a video chat so you should look the part and wear professional clothing. If you’re in doubt, always adhere to this age-old advice: dress for the job you want. Emulate the style of the people who already have the job you’re going after. Look smart, clean, and put together. Appearance can go a long way on a first impression.
You’ll be taken to a chat conclusion page when your conversation with an employer ends. This page will allow you to rate your chat and take notes about the representative or anything that was discussed.
We know how important follow-up is, so the software lets you connect after the event by saving conversations and contact details from each chat. This is where your chat history and diligent note taking will come in handy. If you were able to grab contact information, make sure to send follow-up and thank you emails after the hiring fair that emphasize your interest! Show excitement for talking to them again soon. Really stamp a lasting impression here. Recruiters talk to lots of candidates at a fair. Leaving your mark shows serious commitment.
Transition Careers provides Direct Access to Technical, Intelligence and Security Cleared Professionals through our Hiring Fairs targeting Strategic Military Installations Nationwide. We make it convenient for qualified and experienced candidates to visit our fairs during their workday, making our events the most successful and cost-effective way to recruit experienced candidates.
In order to participate, employers must register for one of our recruiting services and each of your virtual exhibitor representatives must register.
Please click on “Point of Contact” tab on the side of the page to contact us. We are looking forward to working with you and hope you have a successful event.
Employers – Virtual Hiring Fair Tips
We are using Brazen as the virtual hiring fair platform. Below are tips and a weblink where you can find support to set your team up for success.
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10:30AM – SETUP
Employers are instructed to login and be ready 30 mins before the event starts.
11:00AM – 2:00PM – HIRING FAIR
(3 hours) Exhibitors will have their virtual booths open and reps available for chat. Please note: Exhibitors who log out and depart before 2:00 p.m. may not receive resumes for this event.
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