Our goal is to create a smoother transition for those leaving the service or seeking a new career direction, to support military spouses in career transition, and to provide high quality candidates to potential employers,
Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
All ranks of active duty, retired, former, and Reserve/National Guard servicemembers and their spouses, as well as government employees, are encouraged to attend a free career fair, hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA,) with approximately 100 employers, career-development seminars, and onsite résumé critiques in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012..
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (seminars begin at 8 a.m.) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Hall D. The center is at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., at the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop.
Employers from approximately 100 regional and national companies will look for potential employees in virtually every job skill. Businesses and organizations attending include: Amazon, Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Inc., and many more.
“For more than ten years, MOAA has been proud to host military community-friendly career fairs and spouse seminars – the largest in the greater Washington, DC metro area – that bring thousands of job seekers and military-friendly employers together. Our goal is to create a smoother transition for those leaving the service or seeking a new career direction, to support military spouses in career transition, and to provide high quality candidates to potential employers,” Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, Jr., President of MOAA said.
Several free, 60-minute pre- career fair transition seminars, “How to Work a Job Fair,” “The Interview: Rules of Engagement-Your Compelling Story” and “Federal Job Application Preparation,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. There will be four afternoon seminars. “Evaluating Employee Benefit Plans” will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., a LinkedIn Seminar from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., an Interview Surprises Seminar from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and “Post-9/11 GI Bill Seminar” will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Military spouses can meet Military Spouse Employment Partnership employers and attend free special sessions tailored just for them. Session I, a “Back on the Career Track” workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to10 a.m., followed by Session II, a networking lunch and employer panel, “Five Things Employers Want You to Know,” will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Because seating is limited for the military spouse sessions, RSVPs are required for those sessions only. Visit http://www.moaa.org/spousesymposium to learn more and reserve your space.
No preregistration is required for the Career Fair. For further information, call (800) 234-MOAA (6622) toll-free or (703) 838-0137, e-mail careerfair(at)moaa(dot)org, or visit MOAA Career Fairs onMOAA’s website at http://www.moaa.org/careerfair.
If you cannot attend, send your résumé to MOAA at careerfair(at)moaa(dot)org with “Career Fair Résumé” in the subject line to have it included on the CD of all attendee résumés each exhibiting employer will receive. Your resume must be received NLT Tuesday, April 17 to be included on the CD.
Get a head start by attending MOAA’s Pre-Career Networking Event, Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. Meet with employers and other MOAA members who have successfully made their transitions. Event is open to all. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Amanda Bainton at AmandaB(at)moaa(dot)org
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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with 370,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org
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