Embrace the online application process with due diligence, because virtual career fairs are producing good results. Besides, Corporate America wants you to apply online.
VA Partners With Virtual Career Fair
VA’s Vet Success and Milicruit are partnering for Thursday’s Veterans Virtual Career Fair. “We believe we can reach more veterans through this venue,” said Theresa Boyd, Assistant Director for Vocational and Rehabilitation and Employment Services of Veterans Affairs. Boyd said the online job search presents no transportation issues, no commuting expenses and saves time.
The Vet Success Program has 7,000 registered veterans seeking employment. “We’re always looking for better ways to get connected between employers in need and veterans needing a job.”
For information on the Vet Success Program, go here http://www.vetsuccess.gov.
Companies Hiring More Vets
A dragging economy is offset by more employers hiring veterans for their military skill sets. “Companies are seeking us out” said Boyd, “and asking us for a meeting.” Usually, they are veterans, themselves, she added.
JPMorgan Chase is one of the 80 participating employers and federal agencies in Milicruit’s Virtual Veterans Career Fair. “We’ve always hired veterans,” said Specialty Sales Recruiting Manager John LeGrande. A veteran, himself, LeGrande served four years as a U.S. Army Infantry man with the 101st Airborne and the Mechanized Unit.
“We have a more aggressive approach – a better plan around military recruiting,” explained LeGrande. JPMorgan Chase initiated the “100,000 Jobs Mission” to hire veterans. It’s a commitment joined by several other major corporations.
Chase is sending an entire military recruiting team for the virtual career fair.
Virtual Career Fair
The online career fair is produced by Milicruit and powered by UBM Studios. It runs Thursday, 11-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Go here http://www.veteranscareerfair.com to register or to see the list of participating employers.
- Watch the short video to help you navigate the event.
- Complete your profile: upload a picture of yourself; tell recruiters where you are located and upload your resume.
- Read the PDF of Virtual Career Fair Best Practices.
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