Maryland Council of Chapters Career Transition Resources

 

MOAA Career Transition Webinars:

 

-September 19th – MOAA Networking and Hiring Event – National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

-October 9th – Virtual Career Fair – 1 – 3 PM Easter Time

-November 13th - Military Executives in Transition Seminar – Arlington, VA  0 8:30 AM – 5 PM

-December 4th   - Bi-Monthly Transition Center Webinar for MOAA Transition Coordinators

 

Job Boards focused to the Military and Spouses:

 

- MOAA – www.moaa.org  -  Membership Required

- MEA – www.MarineEA.org/hotjobs - Membership Required

- NCOA  -  www.ncoausa.org  - Membership Required

- ClearedJobs – www.clearedjobs.net  and youtube.com/clearedjobsonthenet.

- Corporate Gray –  www.corporategray.com, Registration Required

- IntelligenceCareers – www.intelligencecareers.com

- JobZoneOnline – www.jobzoneonllne.com

- Serving Talent – www.servingtalent.com  - A search firm for spouses only – by Navy & FSO spouses.

- U.S. Tech Vets – www.USTechVets.org  - for  non-profit and entrepreneur area, including Internships

 

Job Boards friendly to Transitioning Military:

 

-          Aveshka – www.aveshka.icims.com/jobs

-          CGI - www.cgi.com/en/careers/working-at-cgi

-          CyberSecJobs – www.cybersecjobs.com

-          Didlake Jobs – www.didlakejobs.com

-          IntelligencCareers – www.intelligencecareers.com

-          Maryland Jobs – www.mwejobs.maryland.gov – must register

-          Militaryc3 - www.militaryc3.org

-          Military-Civilian - www.military-civilian.com – in the Career Directory section

-          Military-Civilian also in LinkedIn at:  http:bit.ly/military-civilian.com

-          Nexxt Jobs – www.nexxtg.com/jobs/search

-          Pluribus International - www.careers-pluribusintl.icims.com/jobs

-          Staffing Advisors – www.staffingadvisorsmd.com/jobs

-          The Intelligence Community Inc – www.intelljobs.com  

-          Veteran Hiring Solutions – www.linkedin.com/groups.4710960/profile

-          Veteran Staffing Network – www.veteranstaffingnetwork.org

 

Organizations:

 

-MOAA – www.moaa.org

-NCOA  - www.ncoausa.org

-Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs – www.veterans.maryland.gov

-Maryland Veterans Commission – www.veterans.maryland.gov

-Maryland DLLR American Job Centers – www.dllr.state.md.us/employerment/vetposbrochure.pdf

 

Program Announcements:

 

-MOAA:

                - Networking Program – September 19th; 7:30 – 10 PM; Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC

                - Webinars: Career Transition – October 2nd;  & November 4th  - 3 PM EST.

                - Virtual Career Fair – October 16th, 1 – 3 PM EST

-POAC

                - To be announced.

-Other

- As developed

 

Maryland Veteran Service Officers:

 

U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices:

 

Baltimore Regional Office                                                             Washington D.C. Regional Office

31 Hopkins Plaza                                                                              17221 I Street NW

Baltimore, MD 21201                                                                      Washington, DC 20421

800-8217-1000                                                                                   800-827-100

 

 

 

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Service & Benefits Program

 

31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 30201                                                    2 South Bond Street, 4th Floor

Baltimore MD 21201                                                                       Bel Air, MS 21014

800-446-4926, ext. 6450                                                                410-836-4900

 

6420 Allentown Road                                                                     29431 Charlotte Hall Rd, Room 211

Harriet Hunter Bldg, Harriet Hunter Bldg                                                Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

301-248-0462                                                                                     301-884-8171

 

12501 Willbrook Rd, Room 2-014                                               11 South Harrison Street

Cumberland, MD 21501                                                                 Easton MD 21601  (physical Address)

301-759-5251/5252                                                                          410-690-7181         (P.O. Box 1148 mail address)

 

100 West Patrick St, Multi-Svc Ctr, Rm 2120                          33 W. Washington St, District Ct, Rm 206

Frederick, MD 21701                                                                       Hagerstown, MD 21740

301-600-2155                                                                                     301-791-0356

 

9900 Washington Blvd, Suite 1                                                   201 Baptist Street

Laurel, MD 20123                                                                             Salisbury, MD 21801

410-313-1229                                                                                     410-713-3482

 

125 Stoner Avenue

Westminster, MD 21157

410-386-3800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTING OF CAREER FAIR PROVIDERS ACROSS THE U.S.

Military/Veteran & Military Spouse

 

 

Web Host                                                            Web Address                                                                                     Comments

 

ClearedJobs                                                          www.clearedjobs.net                                                                           Always open to anyone who holds a Secret                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Clearance or higher.  Offers resume reviews by                                                                                                                                                                                                           professional coaches and counselors at each career                                                                                                                                                                                                   fair.  Excellent  advice offered via registering for                                                                                                                                                                                                      notices of programs.

 

Corporate Gray                                                    www.corporategray.com                                                                    Carl Savino was the first to offer career fairs for

                                                                                                                                                                                                transitioning military.  Most of his career fairs are

focused to the military, active and retired.  Some

include spouses.  Most are “Military friendly,” i.e.,                 non-military or veterans are welcome.  This includes                 Government employees, and those who hold                 Clearances.

 

JobZoneOnline                                                     www.jobzoneonline.com                                                                   Military focused. Some career fairs are for military,

 veterans and family members only, some open to                                  all..

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Military-Civilian                                                    www.military-civilian.com                                                                A combination of two earlier websites.  Offers                                                                                                                                                                                                     services of job postings, a job board for                                                                                                                                                                                                                         transitioning military and veterans and their                                                                                                                                                                                                                spouses.  Also has a LinkedIn site with Hot Jobs for                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Veterans and families.                

               

MilitaryConnection                                              www.militaryconnection.com/jobfairs.asp                                    A small selection that is drawn from a small sweep of

                                                                                                                                                                                                the web.  Also offers a listing of virtual career fairs

                                                                                                                                                                                                that are in truth links to employers who claim to be

                                                                                                                                                                                                military/veteran friendly.  This virtual list currently

                                                                                                                                                                                                contains 160 employers.  A job seeker clicks on the

                                                                                                                                                                                                employer site to see what the employer does and                                                                                                                                                                                                            then can click to job openings, then to posting a                                                                                                                                                                                                          resume.

 

 

 

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Military MOJO                                                      www.militarymojo.org/event-location                                            A new site offering an extensive career fair outing

that requires pre-registration.  Career fairs are for

officers, sometimes including Warrant and E-9s but

not always.  Can sign up for notices.

 

RecruitMilitary                                                     www.recruitmilitary.com                                                                    Strictly for transitioning military, veterans and

                                                                                                                                                                                                sometimes spouses.  Career fairs are listed by date                                                                                                                                                                                                           with location after date.

 

TAOnline                                                               www.taonline.com                                                                              An aggregator of career fair listing that is quite

accurate.  Focuses on career fairs offered to the

military and to the veteran.  Also lists hiring events                 of Orion and Bradley.

 

TargetedJobs                                                        www.targetedjobs.com                                                                       Focused to those who hold a clearance.  Offers

                                                                                                                                                                                                hosting for employers.  Focused in the Eastern half                                                                                                                                                                                                               of the country for the most part.  Texas is the                                                                                                                                                                                                              farthest west their fairs have been identified on their                                                                                                                                                                                                web site.

 

TechExpo                                                               www.techexpo.com                                                                            Focused on the eastern half of the US.  All requires                                                                                                                                                                                                                clearance, most require TS or above, some re strictly                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Poly or Cyber.

 

TransitionCareers                                                www.transitioncareers.com                                                               Heavily focused to the East Coast but offers some

                                                                                                                                                                                                career fairs in Colorado, Ohio, Texas and the West                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coast.  Shows only current month schedule.                                                                                                                                                                                                 .

US Chamber of Commerce                                www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes                                            A national coverage that lists career fairs by date.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also lists networking event for military spouses.  Has                                                                                                                                                                                                 added two-day programs for spouses to assist in the                                                                                                                                                                                                  job search.

 

 

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VeteranRecruiting                                               www.veteranrecruiting.com/calendar                                              This is a site of a monthly virtual career fairs for

                                                                                                                                                                                                active duty, veteran, and military spouses.  In

February it is strictly for Officers, in May for military

spouses.

 

VetJobs                                                  www.vetjobs.com/media/upcoming-military-related-careerfairs               Comprehensive listing of career fairs focused to the

 transitioning and transitioned military person.

                               

VetReady                                                               www.vetready.org                                                                               Being revised and updated.  Not available as of 6                                                                                                                                                                                                         August 2018.

 

 

Private Sector focused but Open to all unless otherwise specified in the listing

 

Advance Healthcare                                            www.advanceweb.com/attendee/default.aspx                               Offers both live and online career fairs for

 professionals in the Healthcare industry.

 

Career MD                                                             www.CareerMD.com                                                                          Site that offers evening career fairs across the

                                                                                                                                                                                                country for Physicians.  Most gatherings are in a                                                                                                                                                                                                    hotel and run from 5 PM to 8 or 9 PM.  Listings are

chronological rather than by location.

 

Catalyst Career Group                                        www.catalystcareergroup.com                                                         Career fairs offered across the country but in

                                                                                                                                                                                                scattered locations.  Does not compete with                                                                                                                                                                                                      National Career Fairs in size.  Focuses on                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Professional careers.

 

Choice Career Fairs                                             www.choicecareerfairs.com                                                              Similar to Catalyst.  Focuses on the generalist who is

 professional, i.e., exempt versus non-exempt in the

 workplace.

 

Coast to Coast                                                      www.coasttocoastcareerfairs.com                                                   Same as Catalyst and Choice.  More so with Catalyst

                                                                                                                                                                                                 than with Choice in terms of attendees.

 

 

 

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Diversity Hiring Expos                                         www.diversityhiringexpos.com                                                         Offers career fairs focused to Diversity, EEO, as well

                                                                                                                                                                                                as general professionals.  Career fairs are in the

southeast with an occasional career fair in Texas.

 

Equal Opportunity Publications                        www.eop.com/expos.php                                                                  Career Fairs are for EEO/Diversity, and STEM

candidates.

               

LATCareers                                                           www.LATCareers.com                                                                       National in coverage.  Focus is on Latino

                                                                                                                                                                                                professionals.

 

National Career Fairs                                           www.nationalcareerfairs.com                                                           Depending on the specifics of the address can get

 either a state by state offering where the job seeker

 than must go into the state to find the city, then                   click on the city for the time, date and location.                        Another option is to access the list by city within                                   eight  regions beginning with the northeast.  There                       the list is alphabetical by city and on the year’s                        calendar.  All entries are for the first four months                    of the year.

 

Nemnet Minority Recruitment                         www.nemnet.com                                                                               This is a listing of academic opportunities where the

  career fairs are at local schools, usually private

  schools.  The job seeker on seeing a city location

  must Google the school for the address.  Pre-

  registration is required.  Most of the career fairs are

  in the Northeast but a few are as  far south as                         Atlanta,  GA.

 

United Career Fairs                                             www.unitedcareerfairs.com                                                                 Scattered  nationally.  Focus is on Sales – all types.

 

 

 

 

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Career Fairs Scheduled in Maryland and Northern Virginia – September and October 2019

 

Tuesday, September 3rd                     National Career Fairs                                          DoubleTree Crystal City

11AM – 2 PM                                        www.nationalcareerfairs.com                           300 Army Navy Drive

General/Professional                                                                                                          Arlington, VA 22202

 

Thursday, September 5th                   ClearedJobs                                                          DoubleTree BWI

2 – 6 PM                                www.clearedjobs.net                                                           890 Elkridge Landing Road

CI or FS Poly                                                                                                                          Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

 

Thursday, September 5th                   Military MOJO                                                      Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Friday, September 6th                         www.militarymojo.org                                        1250 South Hayes Street

Career Conference                              Registration above required                             Arlington, VA 22202

1:30 – 6:30 Thursday

 9:30 – 2:30 Friday

Transitioning Military – Bachelor’s Degree Required

 

Tuesday, September 10th                   Coast to Coast Career Fairs                         Holiday Inn Reagan National Airport

11 AM – 2 PM                                       www.coasttocoastcareerfairs.com                   2650 Jefferson Davis Highway

General/Professional                                                                                                          Arlington, VA 22202

 

*Thursday, October 10th                   Harford County Job Fair                                     TBA

12 Noon – 4 PM                                   www.dllr.state.md.us                                           TBA

General/Open                                                                                                                      Harford, MD

 

*Tuesday, September 10th                Tech Expo              AT&T OPEN HOUSE             Tysons Corner Marriott

2 – 7 PM                                                www.techexpousa.com                                      8028 Leesburg Pike

Full Scope Poly Required                   Register above to participate                            Tysons, VA 22182

                                                                https://techexpousa.com/event/alt-09102019

 

Wednesday, September 11th            VeteranRecruiting                               VIRTUAL Career Fair

1 – 4 PM ET                                           www.veteranrecruiting.com                        (National)

Mil/Vets/Spouses                               Register above to participate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*Wednesday, September 11th         US Chamber Foundation                           Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center

*Thursday, September 12th              www.uschamberfoundation.org                       901 15th Street NW

All Day                                                    Register above to participate                            Washington, DC

All Day

Military Spouses – AMPLIFY Program – 45 seats

 

*Wednesday, September 11th         trn – The Recruiting Network                            Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM                           http://eventbrite.com/e/washington-2019      1225 First Street NE

Professionals                                                                                                                        Washington, DC 20002

 

Wednesday, September 11th            Choice Career Fairs                                             Holiday Inn Rosslyn

11 AM – 2 PM                                       www.choicecareerfairs.com                              1900 North Fort Myer Drive

General/Professional                                                                                                          Arlington, VA 22209

 

 

*Wednesday, September 11th         trn – The Recruiting Network                            Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM                           http://eventbrite.com/e/washington-2019      1225 First Street NE

Professionals                                                                                                                        Washington, DC 20002

 

Wednesday, September 11th            Choice Career Fairs                                             Holiday Inn Rosslyn

11 AM – 2 PM                                       www.choicecareerfairs.com                              1900 North Fort Myer Drive

General/Professional                                                                                                          Arlington, VA 22209

 

5 – 7:30 PM – Reception

Mil/Vets/Spouses

 

Tuesday, September 17th                   RecruitMilitary/DAV                            VIRTUAL Career Fair

12 Noon – 3 PM ET                              www.recrutmilitary.com                          (Eastern Region)

Military/Veterans/Spouses

 

*Thursday, September 19th              MOAA                                                                    Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

7:15 – 10 PM                                        www.moaa.org                                                     600 Independence Avenue at  6th  Street SW

Networking Forum& Hiring Event                                                                                   Washington, DC 20560

Mil/Vets/Spouses                               MUST Register above to participate              

 

 

 

 

 

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*Monday, September 23rd                Arlington Employment Center &                      Arlington Central Library

10 AM – 1 PM                                       Arlington Public Library                                      1015 North Quincy Street

Experienced Workers – focused                                                                                      Arlington, VA 22201

Open to All.  Please understand that the emphasis of this fair is for the experienced worker; but all are most

                      welcome.         Website for this is:  https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/5510181

 

*Monday, September 23rd                United Career Fairs                                             Sheraton Reston

6 PM                                                       www.unitedcareerfairs.com                               11810 Sunrise Valley Drive

Sales/Mgt/Bus Dev                                                                                                             Reston, VA 20191

 

Tuesday, September 24th                   RecruitMilitary/DAV            OPERATIONS VIRTUAL Career Fair

12 Noon – 4 PM ET                              www.recruitmilitary.com   

Military & Spouses

 

*Wednesday, September 25th         US Chamber Foundation                                    Club Meade

630 – 9 PM                                            www.uschamberfoundation.org                       6600 Mapes Road

Military Spouse Networking            Register above to participate                            Fort Meade. MD 20755

Reception

 

*Thursday, September 26th              DLLR - Maryland                                                   East point Mall

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM                           www.dlllr.state.md.us                                          7839 Eastpoint Mall

General/Open                                      info:angela.harkness@maryland.gov               Baltimore, MD21224         

 

Thursday, September 26th                 RecruitMilitary/DAV                                            Richmond International Raceway

11 AM- 3 PM                                         www.recruitmilitary.com                                    600 E. Laburnum Avenue

Mil/Vets/Spouses                                                                                                               Richmond, VA 23222

 

Friday, September 27th                      Corporate Gray                                                    Waterford at Springfield

9 AM -12 Noon                                     www.corporategrray.com                                  6715 Commerce Street

Military Friendly                                                                                                                  Springfield, VA

8 – 9 AM Job Seeker’s Panel

 

Saturday, September 28th                  CareerMD                                                             The Darcy

5 – 8 PM                                                www.careerMD.com                                           1515 Rhode Island Ave NW

Physicians                                                                                                                              Washington, DC 20005

 

 

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*Tuesday, October1st                        RecruitMilitar/ DAV                             VIRTUAL Career Fair

12 – 4 PM – Eastern Time                  www.recruitmilitary.com                (Higher Education Options)

Military/Veterans/Spouses

 

 

 

 


Monthly Newsletter:

 

ATTENDING A CAREER FAIR – THEN WHAT?

 

Participating in a career fair calls for more work than perceived on deciding to partake of one.   However, there is a lot of information that tells me the actions I should take to properly prepare myself to be effective at the career fair.

 

I’ve done my research on the companies I really wanted to consider, prepared my 30 second pitch, focused to the specific company’s recruiter or manager I talked with, registered at the entrance to the fair, and provided a copy of my resume if I didn’t register online ahead of time.  I have also given each representative a copy of my focused resume, gotten a business card from the individual, and picked up any materials available at the booth.   I also stopped by several other employer booths as a result of information I picked up at the fair in talking to other job seekers while we were standing in lines.

 

Now I’m back home, it’s evening and I have options on how I’m spending my time.  Do I:

 

1.       Craft a revised resume, based on information I picked up in talking with the company representative, and send to the representative, ending the email with a closing statement that I will call on (and name the  day and date) to follow up on the conversation we had at the fair?

 

2.       In the follow up conversation propose a meeting with whoever would be appropriate for a meeting to discuss some (ideas, thoughts, and questions) I have developed.

 

Simple yes, and not as difficult or challenging as I might expect.  And it is easy to get into the habit.  The questions, suggestions, or ideas can be developed from any of the conversation or literature obtained, including the company’s annual report.

 

What does all of this effort do?  It shows clear and definite interest in the organization, yet does not commit beyond the next step.  How many job seekers do you know do this follow up?  These two steps are also totally professional in nature.

 

Good hunting.

 

Jim Ditt

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”.  … Ralph Waldo Emerson