How do we make the most of our participation in hiring fairs? Read the blogs below to learn some best practices to ensure you get started on the right foot when you meet with transitioning service members face to face.
In addition to hiring fairs sponsored by Hiring Our Heroes, your company may want to partner with military-specific recruiting firms like Orion International or Bradley-Morris, which host their own hiring fair events. Veterans also hit events sponsored by NCOA Career Expos, America ICARE and JobZone. Keep in mind, some hiring fairs charge employers to attend.
There are so many ways to connect with veterans and spouses that for many companies, the challenge is knowing which resources to turn to first.
Although there are other resources out there that contain guidance and opportunities for job seekers and employers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes programs and tools combine all of that under one roof. Employers can post jobs, and veterans can respond to them. There’s also information on hiring fairs, workshops, hot markets, networking events for spouses and more.