MDW Veteran Transition Summit and VEI Recruiting DayPresented By: NVTCs Veterans Employment Initiative
November 3, 2016
The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) is partnering with the Military District of Washington (MDW) to put on a first of its kind MDW career transition event.
On November 2nd, MDW is gathering all of its military service members who are due to transition within the next 12 months - about 300-400 personnel - for a Veteran Employment Transition Summit. From 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, they will be exposed to a series of speakers that will provide insight and education on a wide variety of topics dealing with a successful transition from a military to a civilian career. The morning speakers are successful business leaders who are associated with American Dream U. The afternoon program will feature HR professionals from our local region, including several NVTC members, who will share a variety of job seeking skills and best practices, such as resume writing, use of social media, interview techniques, networking, etc. Please contact VEI Program Manager Steve Jordon if you would like to participate as a speaker.
On November 3rd, the VEI will run its well-known "career speed-dating" Recruiting Day event where, unlike a traditional job fair during which candidates circulate randomly to employer tables, companies will present their job opportunities to the pool of candidates and recruiters will speak directly with small groups of Veterans (max of 6) in a round-robin format in order to pre-screen candidates. The day starts with a brief introduction from the recruiters after which companies will circulate to tables to meet with Veterans in 20 minute "sit down" sessions. These sessions allow recruiters to speak with candidates about their professional qualifications and interest in specific positions. The format also provides valuable insight and mentoring for the job-seeking Veterans - many of whom have never been through a formal civilian job interview process.
HR and recruiting staff from NVTC member companies are encouraged to register today to participate in this first of its kind event. A maximum of NUMBER companies will be allowed to participate.
Platinum Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Recruiter Lunch Sponsor: ICF
Sponsorships are available for this and future VEI events. Contact VEI Program Manager Steve Jordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-268-5145 for more information.