Thank you for joining us March 15, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses in Hall C at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This event was a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.
This Capital One-sponsored hiring event was conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, NBC4, NBC News, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, NBC News, and other local partners. This event also highlighted employers who are vetted and committed to hiring Military Spouses.
Workshops for job seekers that focused on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, Volunteer translation for military spouses, and interviewing took place at the hiring fair throughout the day.
March 15, 2013
9 am to 12 pm
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
The employment workshop consisted of a classroom session beginning at 8:00 AM followed by GE's own veteran employees conducting one-on-one mentoring sessions with all pre-registered participants. Mentoring sessions focused on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veteran and service member participants.
Interested candidates must have completed the FREE electronic pre-registration in order to participate. A maximum of 50 participants were accepted for the full workshop. Once the pre-registered candidates had their coaching sessions, the opportunity was available for “walk ins” to have a coaching session through the end of the fair.
Online Tools for Veterans and Spouses
Hiring Our Heroes has launched an online partnership with Military.com to complement our face to face hiring fair efforts across the country. Veterans can get help writing resumes and interview tips; translating military skills, experience, and training into related civilian careers; and finding current lists of employment opportunities with military-friendly employers. Click below to get the tools you need to find your next career.