MOAA Career Fair for Military Members and Spouses Is Coming to Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 14

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A free career fair for all officers, enlisted, active duty, retired, former and National Guard/Reserve servicemembers and their spouses and government employees will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Antlers Hilton, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The career fair is hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in conjunction with 2013 MOAA Annual Meeting Nov. 14-16.

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Our goal is to prepare military people and their spouses to effectively market themselves in this hyper-competitive employment environment and to connect military friendly employers with currently serving military people, veterans and their families.

A free career fair for all officers, enlisted, active duty, retired, former and National Guard/Reserve servicemembers and their spouses and government employees will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (pre-career fair seminars begin at 8 a.m.) at the Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. in Colorado Springs, Colo. The career fair is hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in conjunction with 2013 MOAA Annual Meeting Nov. 14-16.

Employers from 50 regional and national companies will look for potential employees with a variety of job skills. Businesses and organizations attending include Northrop Grumman, USAA, Boecore, First Command Financial Services and more.

“MOAA has an award-winning record of providing support to the extended military community, including legislative advocacy, college scholarships for the children of military families, benefits education for all currently serving and veterans, and this veteran-focused career fair,” MOAA President Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, USN (Ret.) said. “Our goal at the Colorado Springs career fair is to prepare military people and their spouses to effectively market themselves in this hyper-competitive employment environment and to connect military friendly employers with currently serving military people, veterans and their families,” he continued.

Several free, 60-minute pre- career fair transition seminars are open to the public. “Leaving the Military — Financial Preparation,” presented by USAA, will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; “Federal Job Application Workshop: Find and Apply” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; "How to Work a Career Fair” will be held from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; and “Getting the Most from your MOAA/Voices Membership” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. An afternoon seminar, “LinkedIn Best Practices” will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.    

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a “Military Spouse Employer Forum.” MOAA has partnered with the Colorado Springs Military Spouse Career Committee to bring spouses and employers together for an afternoon of professional and personal development. Attendees can hear from spouse-friendly employers, learn valuable networking tips, and build a personal “elevator pitch.” (Registration is required, and seating is limited.) To register, email name and contact information to msc(at)moaa(dot)org by Nov. 11. View the flyer for more information.

Hero2Hired (H2H) mobile job store will also be featured. H2H is a DoD initiative to assist unemployed reserve component servicemembers with job placement. The mobile job store contains everything a job seeker needs to find a job, including job listings, career-exploration tools, education and training resources, advice and tips, and networking opportunities.

No preregistration is required to attend the career fair. For further information, call (800) 234-MOAA (6622) toll-free (Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern time), email careerfair(at)moaa(dot)org or visit http://www.moaa.org/careerfair on MOAA’s website.

MOAA is known as a leader in the military-to-civilian career transition field and has been helping military personnel obtain second careers for more than 60 years.

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