Virtual Job Fairs for Military and Veterans
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
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.
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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