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 quality candidates to potential employers," Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, Jr. said.
Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
All ranks of active duty, retired, former, and reserve/National Guard service members 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 up to 75 participating employers, career-development seminars, LinkedIn profile photos and onsite résumé critiques in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
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 up to 75 regional and national companies will look for potential employees in virtually every job skill. Businesses and organizations attending include: Amazon, 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, D.C. 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 or those seeking to re-enter the workforce, 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,” in room 204B and “Federal Job Application Preparation,” in room 204C, will be held at 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. in room 204B, a LinkedIn Seminar will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. in room 204C, an “Interview Surprises Seminar” will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. in room 204A.
“Emerge and Grow: Mentorship and Networking Strategies For Professional Women Veterans” will be held at 12:30 to 2 p.m. This seminar will discuss the importance of mentoring and networking for women veteran professionals, who in the post 9/11 era have an unemployment rate almost 4% higher than the national average and 2.6% higher than their male counterparts.
A five person panel of women who have employed successful job search strategies will discuss how mentoring helps women find and advance careers, how to seek a mentor and manage the relationship, and strategically employing the mentoring relationship to find a job, advance in a company, or cross into other industries.
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 on MOAA’s website at http://www.moaa.org/careerfair.
Get a head start by attending MOAA’s Pre-Career Networking Event, Thursday, March 28, 2013 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 more than 380,000 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.
Partial List of Participating Employers at April 2, Career Fair
Allen Corporation of America
A-Team Solutions , LLC
Dell Services Federal Government
Emporia State University
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Job Results
Institute for Defense Analyses
Institute for Veterans Education and Training
Institute for Veterans Employment and Training
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Marsh (Marsh & McLennan Companies)
Milton Hershey School
National Security Agency
Pentagon Federal Credit Union
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY ONE STOP CAREER CENTER
Professional Solutions, LLC
Sentara Medical Group
The Entrepreneur's Source
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Postal Service
University of Notre Dame MSc in Patent Law
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
US Office of Personnel Management