MacDill AFB

MacDill AFB Career Fair

EVENT SPONSORED BY:
MacDill AFB, Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC)

EVENT LOCATION:
*BREAKAWAY EVENTS CENTER, BLDG #499
7315 BAYSHORE BLVD
MACDILL AFB, FL 33621

WHEN:
THURSDAY
OCTOBER 27, 2022
11AM – 2PM (ET)

*Open to All Active Duty, Guard/Reserve, Federal Civilians, Veterans, Contractors, and Family Members With Access To Military Installation.
(Valid DoD ID, CAC Card or have your own escort/sponsor).

(If link doesn’t open on gov’t computer, use personal computer)

(Will be posted closer to event.)

(Link will go to employer registration page.)

Event Details Listed Below
Registration provided by Transition Careers, LLC. No endorsement made or implied by the Federal Government and DoD

The health and safety of exhibitors and attendees is our number one priority.

This event will be in compliance with all local health and safety protocols set forth.

Face masks will be required.

FOR JOB SEEKERS

Register Online And Share Your Resume With Employers.  
Even If You Can’t Attend, Register & Upload Your Resume.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & UPLOAD YOUR RESUME
If you can't open link on gov't computer, use your personal computer.  Direct URL to register is https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6647996/2022JobSeekerMAFB

WHY ATTEND?

  • Free admittance. The hiring fair is open to Active Duty, Guard/Reserve, Contractors, Veterans, and Experienced Civilians that have access to the military installation (DoD ID, CAC Card or Have Your Own Sponsor). Pre-registering does not provide access to gov't installation.
  • Meet top defense contractors, federal and military friendly employers.  Build your network, explore jobs, professional development opportunities and ask questions to multiple employers in one event.
  • Local & national jobs.  Employers will be focused on their hot job opportunities at this military installation, local community as well as nationwide positions!

DURING THE HIRING EVENT
-Go alone, if you go with family or friends walk the event alone.
-Observe the layout and listen to questions, network with other attendees.
-Don’t assume a company does not have open positions in your field. Network to find out who you could contact.
-When greeting a recruiter, introduce yourself and look confident.
-Express your interest by demonstrating your knowledge of the organization.
-Relate your skills, interests and experiences to the specific needs of the employer.
-Relax, speak slowly and confidently.
-Listen and ask relevant questions about the company and the position.
-Take notes.
-Ask the company what the next step is and how to follow up.
-Get appropriate contact information and ask for a business card.

THIRTY SECOND PITCH
-Name
-Opportunities that you are seeking
-Relevant experience
-Highlights of skills and strengths
-A significant achievement
-Knowledge of the company

MAXIMIZE THE HIRING EVENT
To maximize the brief time you have with each employer you need to know how your skills and interests meet their needs. Don’t just concentrate on the BIG names, there are often great opportunities with companies with which you are not familiar. End your pitch by asking a focused question that will engage the employer in conversation. "Could you tell me more about the new (product) you are developing?" "Could you tell me more about your financial management training program?"

Conduct yourself professionally at all times. Remember, you could be making an impression while you are standing in line or walking around the fair. Your ATTITUDE is important. Be positive, enthusiastic and friendly. ENERGY! Practice your 30 second pitch and incorporate positive non-verbal communication, such as eye contact, facial expressions, body language, posture etc.

AFTER THE HIRING EVENT
-Send a thank you note and reconfirm interest in the position and the company.
-Send another copy (or if you used business cards send a copy) of your resume targeted to the position you discussed.
-Within a week follow up with a phone call if you have not heard from them.

DON'TS
-When asked what type of position you are seeking, Don't say you would be willing to do anything
-Carry your backpack, large purse, or too much stuff
-Arrive at the end of the event
-Dress casually
-Ask questions about salary and benefits
-Grab the free stuff

FREE, MULITPLE JOB SEARCH AGENTS
The newest job postings from hundreds of job boards and websites sent to your email every day! Subscribe to your personalized job alert emails today.  Just go to the link below and enter your job search information:  
https://transitioncareers.com/job-alerts/

FREE JOB BOARD (NETWORKED TO OVER 1,500 BOARDS):
Create your free job seeker account and post your resume on our national job board.  All the employers we deal with nationwide can access our job board.  Furthermore, the Transition Careers job board is networked with 1500+ other job boards whose employers can view the resumes on our site.
https://www.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/login?site_id=344&clientid=&msessid=Kdejw

Event is open to job seekers that have access onto the military installtion (valid DoD ID, CAC Card, or Have Your Own Escort/Sponsor). 

Pre-registering for an event does not give access to the military installation. 

If you are unsure or have questions about access, please contact the MacDill AFB visitor control center. 

MacDill AFB Visitor Control Center VCC (813) 828-2737 (Dale Mabry Gate)

  • Open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday only
  • Closed on Sundays and Holidays

https://www.macdill.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Fact-Sheet-View/Article/231707/macdill-afb-gate-operation-information/

If you can't physically attend, we encourage you to register and upload your resume so we can share it electronically wtih participating employers. 

 

 

FOR EMPLOYERS

In order to participate, employers must submit an exhibitor registration online. Your exhibit registration is NOT CONFIRMED until you get a confirmation email from the MacDill AFB, Military and Family Readiness Center which is typically a few weeks before the event.

Employers that are actively hiring will be screened and confirmed based on: industry, type of positions, and number of positions. After an employer receives an official confirmation, there is a $45.00 space fee that is payable to the event venue, Breakaway Events Center.

The health and safety of exhibitors and attendees is our number one priority.  This event will be in compliance with all local health and safety protocols set forth (2 Rep Per Exhibit Allowed For Employers)

EMPLOYERS CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please direct all event questions (logistics, exhibit fee, security, etc.) to the MacDill AFB POC listed below.

MacDill AFB POC:

Evans Dasque
MacDill AFB, Military and Family Readiness Center
813-828-3428
[email protected]


Registration POC

Jason Semerakis
Transition Careers, LLC
702-966-9858 (Pacific Time Zone)
[email protected]


Itinerary

9:30AM - 10:30AM (SETUP)
Tables are not pre-assigned. You can choose your table at time of set-up.Make sure your exhibit is a Table-Top Display and NOT a 10ft X 10ft Booth Display.

11:00AM - 2:00PM (HIRING FAIR)
(3 hours) Exhibitors will have their exhibits/displays set-up and be prepared to greet attendees by 10:30am. Please note: Exhibitors who disassemble displays and/or depart before 2:00 p.m. may not receive resumes for this event.

2:00PM - 2:30PM (BREAKDOWN)
Please disassemble your display, throw away all garbage and leave your area clean.


Logistics

SHIPPING:
There is no advance shipping allowed directly to this location. You are encouraged to bring your items with you, or coordinate shipping with your hotel.

TABLE SELECTION:
Tables are not pre-assigned. You can choose your table at time of set-up. Make sure your exhibit is a Table-Top Display and NOT a 10ft X 10ft Booth Display. Typically the tables provided are 6ft X 3ft rectangular table. We suggest you bring your own branded or plain linen.

ELECTRICITY:
There are a few electrical outlets in the room. Tables are not pre-assigned. You can pick a table close to an outlet. Suggest you bring an extension cord and surge protector.

INTERNET:
There may not be Wi-Fi at the event venue.  You can bring your own Wi-Fi hotspot.


About The Military Installation

The 6th Air Mobility Wing is comprised of the 6th Operations Group, the 6th Maintenance Group, the 6th Mission Support Group and the 6th Medical Group. In addition to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is also home to 28 mission partners, including U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command. The presence of these two unified commands and other mission partners creates a unique multi-service community at MacDill, with all branches of the armed forces represented. 

Although MacDill is an Air Force Base, it is also home to many Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman.  Because of this, we refer to ourselves as "Team MacDill."

MacDill AFB is home to the following USAF and DoD organizations. 

  • Wing Staff Agencies
  • 6th Maintenance Group
  • 6th Medical Group
  • 6th Operations Group
  • 6th Mission Support Group
  • U.S. Central Command
  • U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Joint Communication Support Element
  • 927th Air Refueling Wing
  • U.S Marine Corps Forces Central Command

DRIVING DETAILS

*Job Seeker Access - Event is only open to job seekers that have access onto the military installation (Valid DoD ID, CAC Card or Have Your Own Escort/Sponsor).  Pre-registering does not give access to installation.

REAL ID Act - The military installation will not accept non-compliant REAL ID Act Driver’s License. Individuals with non-compliant DL will also need to present a second form of ID (i.e. Passport, Passport Card). Go to the DHS website to see list of compliant drivers licenses. https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories

Car Insurance & Registration - Make sure you have current vehicle registration and insurance documents as well.

GOOGLE MAPS TO EVENT LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/DBFaQo2h1kE2 

EVENT LOCATION:
Breakaway Events Center, Bldg #499
7315 Bayshore Boulevard
MacDill AFB, FL33621

FROM TAMPA INT'L AIRPORT:

  • Exit the Airport
  • Take the Spruce exit to Dale Mabry
  • Turn right onto South Dale Mabry
  • South Dale Mabry will end at the MacDill Main Gate.
  • See below from Main Gate.

FROM THE NORTH (OCALA):

  • Take I 75 S to I 275 S
  • Exit 41A to Southbound Dale Mabry
  • South Dale Mabry will end at the MacDill AFB Main Gate.
  • See below from Main Gate.

FROM THE SOUTH (MIAMI):

  • Take I-95 N to the Florida Turnpike
  • Exit 54 to I-595
  • Exit for I 75 toward Naples
  • Exit 256 for SR-619-TOLL//Crosstown Expressway
  • Exit 1B right to S. Dale Mabry to MacDill AFB Main Gate.
  • See below from Main Gate.

FROM THE EAST (ORLANDO):

  • Take I-4 West to I 275 S
  • Exit 41A to Southbound Dale Mabry to MacDill AFB Main Gate.
  • See below from Main Gate.

DALE MABRY GATE (MAIN GATE) TO EVENT LOCATION:

  • Once through the gate you will be on N. Boundary Blvd.
  • Turn right onto South Boundry Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Zemke Ave.
  • Turn right onto Bayshore Boulevard
  • The Breakaway Events Center is located on the right (Building #499)

 

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