(PRWEB) April 01, 2013
What: A free career fair for all ranks of active duty, retired, former, and reserve/National Guard service members and their spouses, as well as government employees
Who: Hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
When: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. (Pre-career fair seminars begin at 8:00 a.m.)
Where: 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. Free LinkedIn profile photos and onsite résumé critiques.
Several 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 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. There will be four afternoon seminars. “Evaluating Employee Benefit Plans” will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 204B, a LinkedIn Seminar will be held at 2:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. in room 204C, an “Interview Surprises Seminar” will be held at 2:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. in room 204A.
“Emerge and Grow: Mentorship and Networking Strategies for Professional Women Veterans” will be held at 12:30 to 2:00 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 percent higher than the national average and 2.6 percent 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. Every female veteran will receive a special gift from MOAA and have the opportunity to meet and network with the panelists and other attendees. http://www.moaa.org/career
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.
MOAA Spouse Facebook page promoting the women veteran seminar that will debut at the April 2 MOAA career fair. http://moaablogs.org/spouse/2013/03/women-veteran-seminar-at-moaa-career-fair-april-2/
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.