Defense, IT, Cyber and Intelligence Hiring Fair

EVENT LOCATION:
*PENTAGON CONFERENCE CENTER
N. PARKING ENTRANCE/CORRIDOR 8
ARLINGTON, VA 22202

WHEN:
THURSDAY
JUNE 09, 2022
11AM – 2PM (ET)

*Open To Active Duty, Guard/Reserve and Experienced Professionals With Access to The Pentagon (i.e. Pentagon Badge).

Event organizer and exhibitors can’t provide access for job seekers regardless of pre-registration.

Retired Military, DoD Civilians, Contractors and Military Personnel Not Permanently Assigned to Pentagon Do Not Have Access and Will Require Your Own Sponsor.

Click here to view Pentagon Visitor Access Information.

All visitors entering the Pentagon or any facility protected by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency must present a completed DD Form 3150, “Contractor Personnel and Visitor Certification of Vaccination,” prior to entry. Any visitor who indicates they are “Not Yet Fully Vaccinated,” “Not Vaccinated,” or “Declines to Respond” will, in addition to the DD3150, be required provide a negative COVID test result (from either a rapid test or a PCR test) dated no earlier than 72 hours prior to the visit or they will be denied entry.

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

(Will be posted 1-2 days before event.)

(Link will go to employer registration page to see all events.)

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

FOR JOB SEEKERS

Must 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)

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!
  • Targeted jobs in Defense, IT, Cyber, Space, Engineering and Intelligence.  Most of the positions offered by the employers require a U.S. federal security clearance.  It's not mandatory to have a clearance but it's preferred.

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 RESUME CRITIQUE
Expert Resume Solutions (ERS), a Professional Resume Writer with 5 Star Google ratings, is offering Free Resume Critiques to Transition Careers job seeker clients.  ERS is a leading online provider of Government, Defense Contractor, Military Transition, and Private Industry Resumes.  Get your FREE Resume Critique and & $25 Off Any Resume Package, submit your resume online to the following URL. 
http://expertresumesolutions.com/free-critique-transitioncareers/?ap_id=TC
 
 
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

Open to job seekers with access to The Pentagon (i.e. Pentagon Badge Holder).

Retired Military, DoD Civilians, Contractors and Military Personnel Not Permanently Assigned to Pentagon Do Not Have Access and Will Require Your Own Sponsor.

Click here to view Pentagon Visitor Access Information.

Pre-registering does not give access to the secure facility. Transition Careers does not sponsor job seekers to gain access to the event.  

Even if you cant physically attend, you can still register and upload your resume so we can share it with employers.

If you can't physically attend, we encourage you to register and upload your resume. 

We will electronically distribute your resume to all the participating exhibitors.  This will provide you more visibility and exposure to multiple employers. 

 

FOR EMPLOYERS

Transition Careers provides Direct Access to Defense, IT, Cyber, Intelligence and Security Cleared Professionals through our Hiring Fairs On-Site 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.  Each of your representatives must submit security information in order to gain access to the military installation.

EMPLOYERS CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Employer POC

Jason Semerakis
Transition Careers, LLC
702-966-9858
[email protected]

Series discount availalbe if you exhibit at all events.  Call for details.


Prospectus

Find out about pricing and how you can recruit at this event and meet qualified talent from transitioning service members, guard/reserve, veterans and experienced civilians. 

VIEW PROSPECTUS


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

IMPORTANT DETAILS
  • All exhibit items must fit through the 17" x 24" x 35" scanner or it will not be permitted to enter the building.
  • Bring your own hand carts to transport equipment from your parking space to the venue.
  • The use of cameras or other visual recording devices on the Pentagon Reservation is prohibited.
  • Arrive early to account for any additional delays you may experience due to parking limitations. 
     
PROHIBITED ITEMS INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 
  • All animals, except service animals for persons with disabilities
  • Explosives, weapons, and alcohol
  • Bladed, edged, or sharp weapons; knives with blades 2.5 inches in length or longer
  • Bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, tricycles, or any other self-propelled or motor-powered personal transport (e.g., Segway). This criterion does not include medical mobility equipment.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
  • Oleoresin capsicum (OC) (“pepper spray”), if more than 1 ounce (28 grams)

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 is no wi-fi or internet access. The event is taking place inside a secure Building.

LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN:
There is an eatery at the event venue. Coffee and water will be provided in the morning. 


About The Military Installation

Home to Department of Defense Headquarters, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. The Pentagon houses approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and approximately 3,000 non-defense support personnel. The Pentagon is located in Arlington, VA and houses all the branches of the armed forces (except for the Coast Guard). This includes the intelligence branches of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force and the Defense Intelligence Agency, all of which belong to the Intelligence Community.

*Job Seeker Access - Open to Job Seekers With Access to The Pentagon. (i.e. Pentagon Badge Holder). Event organizer and exhibitors cannot provide access for job seekers regardless of pre-registration.

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

Required ID For Pentagon Access:
 
Use of the Metro is strongly encouraged. However, make sure to allow yourself ample time for rush hour traffic on the rails, since you will likely be using the system during its peak morning hours.
 
There is no public parking at the Pentagon.
 
Metered parking is available in the streets of Crystal City and Pentagon City. Public parking may be available in commercial lots a short walk or Metro ride to/and from the Pentagon.
 
No publically available shuttle service is provided to or from the PentagonHowever, the Pentagon is a short walk from the Pentagon City Mall via a pedestrian tunnel.
 
IMPORTANT DETAILS
  • Exhibitors - All exhibit items must fit through the 17" x 24" x 35" scanner or it will not be permitted to enter the building.
  • Exhibitors - Bring your own hand carts to transport equipment.
  • Arrive early to account for any additional delays you may experience due to parking limitations.    
THE FOLLOING ITEMS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITTED FROM BEING BROUGHT ON TO PENTAGON:
  • All animals, except service animals for persons with disabilities
  • Explosives, weapons, and alcohol
  • Bladed, edged, or sharp weapons; knives with blades 2.5 inches in length or longer
  • Bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, tricycles, or any other self-propelled or motor-powered personal transport (e.g., Segway). This criterion does not include medical mobility equipment.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
  • Oleoresin capsicum (OC) (“pepper spray”), if more than 1 ounce (28 grams)
GOOGLE MAPS TO PENTAGON METRO ENTRANCE:
EVENT LOCATION:
Pentagon Conference Center
N. Parking Entrance/Corridor 8
Arlington, VA 22202
 
 
VIA THE METRO:
 
Entering Washington, DC from the North:
  • Take either the Blue Line towards Franconia-Springfield or the Yellow Line towards Huntington. Exit the Metro at the Pentagon Station
Entering Washington, DC from the South:
  • Take either the Blue Line towards Largo Town Center or the Yellow Line towards Fort Totten. Exit the Metro at the Pentagon Station.

The Pentagon Visitor Entrance is located adjacent to the Pentagon Metro Entrance. The Metro entrance nearest is located near Corridor 10.

WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM PENTAGON METRO & VISITOR ENTRANCE TO CONFERENCE CENTER (PLC2)
 
  • If you submitted security informaiton beforehand you will go to the visitor check-in.
  • Once you get your visitor badge, walk towards CORRIDOR 8/North Parking, PLC2
  • Pentagon Conference Center is located on the lower level of Cooridor 8
  • Event is taking place in Conference Room B6 at the end of the hall.
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