Wright-Patterson AFB

Defense, Space, IT, Cyber and Intelligence Hiring Fair

EVENT LOCATION:
*WRIGHT-PATT CLUB, BLDG #800A
4771 LAHM CIRCLE
WPAFB, OH 45433

WHEN:
WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 28, 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 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

Almost all events are only open to job seekers that have access onto the military installtion (valid DoD ID, CAC Card, or Have Your Own Sponsor). 

Pre-registering for an event does not give access to the military installation.  Transition Careers does not sponsor job seekers to gain access to the event.  

Sometimes events are held just outside the military installation and is accessible to the general public. If you are unsure or have questions about access, please contact the visitor center or security office for the specific military installation where the event is being held. 

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

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.

LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN:
There is no eatery at the event venue. Coffee and water will be provided in the morning. 


About The Military Installation

Wright-Patterson AFB is headquarters for a vast, worldwide logistics system, a world-class laboratory research function, and is the foremost acquisition and development center in the U.S. Air Force. Dozens of associate organizations representing a broad spectrum of Air Force and Department of Defense activities call Wright-Patterson home. Approximately 27,000 military members, civilian and government contractor employees work on the base making Wright-Patterson the largest single site employer in the state of Ohio and one of the largest employers among Air Forces bases worldwide.

Wright-Patterson AFB is home to the following USAF and DoD organizations. 

  • 338 RCS/CC
  • 445th Airlift Wing
  • 88 Air Base Wing
  • 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing
  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • Air Force Materiel Command
  • Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate (AFSACD)
  • Det 3/AF Weather Agency
  • National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
  • National Museum of the Air Force (PA)

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS

*Job Seeker Access - Event is open to job seekers with access to the military installation (Valid DoD ID, CAC Card or Have Your Own 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.

DRIVE TO GATE 12A TO ENTER WPAFB

GOOGLE MAPS TO GATE 12A:
https://goo.gl/maps/rjbsncchuK12

EVENT LOCATION:
Wright-Patt Club
4771 Lahm Circle, Building 800A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

GOOGLE MAPS TO WRIGHT-PATT CLUB:
https://goo.gl/maps/6iWpPdQyHqA2

FROM I-675:
At Exit-20, turn left onto Dayton – Yellow Springs Rd and follow to Ohio 444.
Turn left on Ohio 444.
At the next light, turn right and go to Gate 12A
See Directions from Gate 12A below. 

FROM DAYTION INT’L AIRPORT:
Follow I-70 East to Exit 41
At Exit-41 turn right on to Ohio 4
Follow Ohio 4 to Ohio 444. (Turn right just after the overpass.)
Follow Ohio 444 to Gate 12A
See Directions from Gate 12A below.

FROM GATE 12A TO EVENT LOCATION:
Once you go through gate 12A you will be on Chidlaw Road
Turn Left onto Schlatter Road. Schlatter will turn into Lahm Circle after Pearson Road.
Wright-Patt Club will be on your left side after passing the Gym and Tennis Courts.

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