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DC Metro Career Opportunity Day

USO Warrior and Family Care

Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

DC Metro Career Opportunity Day

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DC Metro Career Opportunity Day (Employer Registration) Ended Free  

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*Service Members, Military Spouses and Caregivers: Register here for Career Opportunity Day

 


 

Hire Heroes | US Chamber of Commerce | USO Warrior and Family Care

The USO, in partnership with Hire Heroes USA, hosts transition workshops for wounded, ill and injured service members, their spouses and caregivers, and recently medically seperated veterans. The workshops focus on resume writing, mock interviews, professional work practices and translating prior military experience into a civilian career. As a follow up to the workshops the USO, in partnership with Hire Heroes USA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, host Career Opportunity Days for wounded, ill and injured service members, their spouses and caregivers, and recently medically seperated veterans. These non-traditional career fair type events match employers with participants in advance based on interest and background. Employers are asked to provide position descriptions of available jobs along with the geographic location of each to aid in better matching of candidates to employers. Employers conduct mock interviews and provide feedback and interview tips. Career Opportunity Days are limited to 10-15 employers and 40 - 60 wounded, ill and injured service members, their spouses and caregivers, and recently medically seperated veterans to ensure the size and magnitude of these events provide an environment conducive to one-on-one interaction and networking. In 2011, six Career Opportunity Days were held with nearly 300 attendees. This year, the USO will host 22 workshops and 14 Career Opportunity Days.


WHO

No more than 15 employers with active employment opportunities and up to 40-60 wounded, ill, or injured service members making the transition to a civilian career, as well as their spouses and caregivers, and recently medically seperated veterans. To attend participants must have previously completed either a Hire Heroes USA transition workshop or another employment preparation program. All attendees should be prepared with resumes.

 

WHAT

Career Opportunity Days are high-touch, non-traditional career fairs. Employers are provided resumes in advance for those that have pre-registered. One-on-one mock interviews are scheduled based on the both on based the employer and participant's interest.

This interaction gives the employer a unique opportunity to get to know the prospective candidates. We match attendees with employers based on their military specialty, previous experience, and geographic interest for relocation. Employers are given interviewees resumes in advance, except for in cases when participants do not pre-register.

 

WHEN

Thursday, December 6, 2012 (If you were planning to attend the October 24 COD, please consider attending this event now.)

 

WHERE

Hilton Springfield
6550 Loisdale Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
 

WHY

This format provides the employer and the service member an opportunity to interact one-on-one, allow for hiring managers to provide constructive feedback and discuss potential opportunities — which is why we keep Career Opportunity Day intimate.

 

 

WHAT TO BRING: Each employer should have at least 2 employees attend, one to staff the table and the second to conduct mock interviews. Please bring a basic table top company display along with any literature. 

 

SCHEDULE 

8:00-9:00am         Employer Set Up and Participant Registration

9:00am                 Employer Tables Open for Networking

9:15-9:30am         Welcome & Introductions

10:00am               Mock Interviews Begin

12:00–12:30pm    Networking Lunch and Google Tablet Raffle

12:30pm               Mock Interviews Continue

2:00pm                 Closing Remarks

Have questions about DC Metro Career Opportunity Day? Contact USO Warrior and Family Care
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Hilton Springfield
6550 Loisdale Rd
Springfield, VA 22150

Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)


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