Virtual Job Fairs for Military and Veterans

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Military, and Veteran Virtual Career Fair Calendar

Updated through Sep 2020

Virtual job fairs are a great way for military and veteran job seekers to land a job by connecting with local or national companies from the comfort of their own home. Companies are looking for a wide range of candidates from college graduates to executive-level professionals.

Virtual Career Fairs

Pre-registration generally required, check career fair website for details.

August 27, 2020

Recruit Military & DAV Military Virtual Career Fair (Camp Pendleton Area) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm PST

Recruit Military & DAV Virtual Career Fair for Veterans (Dallas) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CST

Corporate Gray Virtual Government Agency Job Fair (Nationwide) 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

 

September 1, 2020

National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans (US Military and Spouses) 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

 

September 3, 2020

Ohio Virtual Career Fair for Veterans (US Military and Spouses) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

 

September 4, 2020

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Virtual Career Fair 9:00 am-1:00 pm PST

New York Virtual Career Fair for Veterans (US Military and Spouses) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

 

September 9, 2020

Veterans Virtual Hiring Event – New York (Including spouses) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT

Veterans Virtual Hiring Event – Buffalo (Including spouses) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT

 

September 10, 2020

San Antonio / Austin Virtual Career Fair for Veterans (US Military and Spouses) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CST

Nationwide Virtual Career Fair (veterans and military spouses) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

September 16 -17, 2020

A Virtual Veteran Hiring Symposium 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

September 17, 2020

Phoenix Virtual Career Fair for Veterans US Military Job Seekers and 11:00 am – 3:00 pm MST

Virtual Top Secret Hiring Event  (Nationwide) 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

 

September 22, 2020

Veterans Virtual Hiring Event – Nashville (Including spouses) 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

 

Sep 24, 2020

Cyber Security Virtual Hiring Event (Nationwide) 12:00 Ppm – 5:00 pm EDT

Houston Virtual Career Fair for Veterans US Military and Spouses 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CST

September 25, 2020 

Virtual Military Friendly Job Fair (Nationwide)10:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT

 

September 29, 2020

Northwest Veterans Virtual Hiring Event – Chicago 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT

Veterans Virtual Hiring Event – San Antonio (Including spouses) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT

 

The Value in Virtual Career Fairs

Virtual career fairs often consist of company presentations, descriptions of open positions, one-on-one time with hiring managers, and on the spot interviews.

Free Preparation Assistance

When organizations and agencies host virtual career fairs they want everyone to benefit, so they provide additional resources. Some of these free resources include resume writing and interview preparation before the virtual career fair begins. It is extremely beneficial to take advantage of these free resources so you are prepared for an immediate interview.

Know Which Organizations Will Be There

Most career fair registration pages also contain access to a list of what organizations will be in attendance. This is a helpful tool in deciding if this particular virtual career fair is right for you. Knowing which organizations will be attending the event gives you a chance to research the company and their open positions to prepare for a one-on-one interview.

Hear Directly from Hiring Managers

This is a great opportunity to hear from hiring managers about what skills and education they are looking for or would consider for certain positions. Being able to connect with hiring managers one-on-one will allow you to gain understanding of what they look for on resumes and cover letters.

Build Connections

Building connections with prospective employers could give you a leg up during the hiring process. Make sure to connect with hiring managers or company presenters through LinkedIn or by exchanging E-mails so you can maintain those connections and grow your network.

Organizations are Eager to Hire

Organizations attending career fairs have open positions they are looking to fill or are collecting applications for positions opening soon. The benefit of attending a virtual career fair is that you are not wasting your time applying for positions that may or may not have already been filled.

By preparing ahead of time for a virtual career fair you can increase your chances of getting hired by taking advantage of resume writing tips and interview preparation. Give yourself a competitive advantage by researching what organizations will be there and focus on building connections.

 

If you’re interested in being connected with companies looking to hire vets, please sign up for our Veteran Job Opportunity Matcher to be connected with companies looking to help veterans get hired.

 

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Lori Waddell serves as Co-director of an emergency response COAD in Montana, a freelance writer, and an Air Force Key Spouse. She is passionate about empowering communities and individuals through knowledge and resources. She currently lives in Montana with her husband and two children.