On Dec. 3, NVTC partnered with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia Employment Commission, and the SkillSource Group to host a recruiting event to match veteran-friendly companies with qualified veteran, National Guard and Reserve job-seekers. Eight employers and 75 veterans participated in the event.
Unlike a traditional job fair during which candidates circulate to employer tables, this event allowed employers to pre-screen applicants and resumes before speaking with small groups of veterans in a speed-dating style.
|Employers meet with small groups of veterans during the recruiting event.|
During the opening session, hiring managers presented their companies and job openings directly to the pool of candidates. A representative from Monster.com also provided a tour of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative job board and its military skills translator tool.
Following the introductions, companies circulated to tables to meet with small groups of veterans in 15 minute sessions. These sessions allowed the employers to speak with candidates about their qualifications and interest in specific positions.