You don’t have to be technically savvy to benefit from the job-seeker-giant Monster’s upcoming Veterans Virtual Career Fair (VCF). Figuring out the next thing is always relevant and this online forum is a place where many companies looking to hire experience are matched up with those looking to find a good career.
As one of the nation’s largest employment facilitators, Monster is well qualified and well equipped to put you in touch with an employer that is looking for the skills and knowledge that you may have acquired in your military experience. It costs nothing to register and you might just be surprised at what is available to you. Certainly it is worth the effort to take a look at.
The VCF will be held from August 27th-29th and, as I stated is free to the veteran community. (Did I mention this doesn’t cost you anything to register?!!) I little faith on your part could kick start a new career by helping you find your next job at this virtual event.
Register and Submit Your Resume
You can register now for the VCF and complete your resume and profile, which can then be used to connect with employers when the fair begins. As someone who has made a career out of writing, my advice to you is to go over your resume carefully. Check grammar and spelling. Make sure you represent your experience properly. There are plenty of places online that can help with that. I ran across this thread on the National Guard website, which has some good resume advice: http://www.nationalguard.com/forums/showthread.php/19039-Military-service-on-your-civilian-resume.
Pre-registration allows you to create a profile and upload your resume before the fair begins. Features such as accessing e-Stands, completing compatibility tests, leaving your resume, and applying for jobs will become available as soon as the fair starts.
The way I see it, you really have everything to gain here and nothing to lose. The VCF is an opportunity to fast track your military experience to a civilian career. At the Veterans Virtual Career Fair you will be able to communicate and engage with exhibitors and attendees in a collaborative virtual environment.
If you have questions about the VCF, you can email your questions to the sponsor, Monster, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are minimum requirements for your computer as well. If your computer is pretty old and running lousy, it might be worth spending a few bucks to have someone go through it, clean it up, upgrade it if needed, and make sure current versions of a couple of web browsers are on it. I’d be really careful here. You can get a completely new computer for $400 and so you don’t want to go spending a lot of money. A RAM upgrade is pretty cheap and updated browser versions are free for downloading.
The following browsers are compatible with the Virtual Career Fair technology:
- Internet Explorer 7 or higher
- Firefox 3.6 or higher
- Safari 5 or higher
- Chrome 6 or higher
If you aren’t sure which browser to use, the Firefox or Chrome options should not disappoint you. The Virtual Fair also requires Flash player version 10.0.12.36 or higher. The required Flash movie version is bundled with these updated browsers. Browsers types not mentioned in the above list, or versions lower than what is specified above, are not compatible and may experience loading issues.
Good luck with the job search and happy job hunting!