Virtual Job Fairs for Military & Veterans 2021 [updated]

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2021 Military and Veteran Career Fair Calendar

Updated through Oct 2021

Virtual job fairs are a great way for military and veteran job seekers to land a job.  They help by connecting you with local or national companies from the comfort of your own home. Companies are looking for a wide range of candidates from college graduates to executive-level professionals.  We’ve compiled a list of virtual career fairs for veterans and military so that you can find what you need, all in one place!

 

Virtual Career Fairs in October 2021 for Military and Veterans

 

October 7, 2021

  • Distinguished Candidate Conference for Military Officers, register here.

 

October 14, 2021

  • Virtual Polygraph-Only Hiring Event – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT, register here.

 

October 18, 2021

  • Phoenix Area Virtual Diversity Job Fair – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, register here.

 

October 19, 2021

  • Orange County Virtual Diversity Job Fair – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, register here.

 

October 20, 2021

  • Dallas Area Virtual Diversity Job Fair – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, register here.

 

October 22, 2021 

  • Virtual Job Fair Sponsored by Corporate Gray – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET, register here.
  • San Diego Virtual Diversity Job Fair 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, register here.

 

The Value in Military and Veteran Virtual Job Fairs

Virtual career fairs often consist of:

  • Company presentations
  • Descriptions of open positions
  • One-on-one time with hiring managers
  • 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 ahead of time.  Then you will also want to research their open positions as well in the event of a one-on-one interview.

Hear Directly from Hiring Managers

This is a great opportunity to hear from hiring managers.  You can find out shat 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’re looking for.  This may include what they’re looking 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.  You can also exchange E-mails in order to maintain those connections and grow your network.

Organizations are Eager to Hire Military and Veterans

Organizations attending career fairs have open positions they are looking to fill or are collecting applications for positions opening soon. There are many benefits to attending a virtual career fair.  A major one is not wasting your time applying for positions that have already been filled.  This can occur sometimes with job postings, if they’re not updated regularly.

By preparing ahead of time for a virtual career fair you can increase your chances of getting hired.  Beforehand, make sure to take 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.

 

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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.