Finding employers willing to hire, jobs with adequate pay, and securing an interview is often a daunting task. While the unemployment numbers for the past quarter held steady on a national level, some economists and investors are suggesting Christmas may “gift” the U.S. with job losses, making the competition to secure viable employment in the U.S. and Puget Sound even fiercer.
If you are a veteran in need of VIABLE employment in the Seattle area, mark your calendars for this Thursday, Nov. 12 to attend the Seattle All Veterans Job Fair at Safeco Field from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
RecruitMilitary is a full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the United States in which ALL of their senior officers and most of their other employees have served in the armed forces of the United States. The organization understands the frustrations that often shadow job fairs; so is sponsoring what has become known to some in the industry as a “real-life jobs” fair.
RecruitMilitary doesn’t host “flag-waving” opportunities for companies that have no intention to hire. Each company is required to pay to attend the job fair, have open jobs and make a commitment to hire when they come across a qualified candidate.
And Seattle has proven to be an effective market for both job seekers and companies looking for talent. RecruitMilitary has held 19 events in Seattle, drawing 6,342 attendees and 694 exhibitors. In June, it hosted a fair at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, where 404 veterans attended and were exposed to 43 exhibitors. From that fair, employers expected to extend more than 200 interviews.
Bottom line: Dust off your suit and make the day after Veterans Day the start of securing a new mission in your life.
— By Michael Schinder
Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, and president of Edmonds-based Operation Military Family, is a guest writer for several national publications, author of the book “Operation Military Family” and “The Military Wire” blog. He is also a popular keynote and workshop speaker who reaches thousands of service members and their families every year through workshops and seminars that include “How to Battle-Ready Your Relationship” or “What Your Mother-in-Law Didn’t Tell You.” He received the 2010 Outstanding Patriotic Service Award from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.