Virtual Job Fairs for Military and Veterans

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Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair Calendar

Updated for Jun 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.

June Virtual Career Events

 

June 19, 2020

Military-Friendly Virtual Job Fair, Corporate Gray 10:00 AM – 2 PM EDT

 

June 23, 2020

Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair, Military Officers Association of America, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

 

Virtual Career Fairs in July

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

 

July 1, 2020

Military Veterans in Journalism 7:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT

Recruit Military 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Catalyst Career Group (Chicago) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm CST

Hire Our Heroes (Transportation & Logistics) visit event page for details

 

July 8, 2020

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (Arlington) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (Baltimore) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (Boston) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

 

July 10, 2020

Hire Our Heroes (federal employment) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

 

July 13,2020

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (King of Prussia) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (Long Island) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (Philadelphia) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

 

July 14, 2020

Recruit Military (Central Region) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CST

 

 

July 15, 2020

Coast to Coast Career Fairs  (Newark) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

DHI Career Events (Work From Home/Remote Dice Online Career Fair) 12 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Orlando Sentinel 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (CDT)

 

 

July 16, 2020

Recruit Military (Fort Hood Area Military Virtual Career Fair) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CST

Orlando Sentinel 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (CDT)

Recruit Military (Tampa, for Veterans) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

 

 

July 19, 2020

Orion Talent (Northeast Region) visit event page for details

Orion Talent (Western Region) visit event page for details

 

July 20, 2020

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (Atlanta) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (Pittsburgh) 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

 

July 23, 2020

ABILITY Job Fair 10:00 AM PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST, 1:00 pm EST

Verizon 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

 

July 24, 2020

Hire Our Heroes (Information technology and cybersecurity) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

 

July 30, 2020

Veteran Recruiting 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Recruit Military (Hampton Roads) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

 

July 31, 2020

Hire Our Heroes (Transportation and logistics) visit event page for details

 

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.