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Free career fair for military members and spouses in Washington, DC on April 2

A free career fair for all ranks of active duty, retired, former, and reserve/National Guard service members and their   spouses, as well as government employees hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)  will b held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Hall D.

The center is at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., at the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop

According to a news release, employers from up to 75 regional and national companies will look for potential employees in virtually every job skill. Businesses and organizations attending include: Amazon, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Inc., and many more. Free LinkedIn profile photos and onsite résumé critiques.

Several free, 60-minute pre- career fair transition seminars, “How to Work a Job Fair,” in room 204B and “Federal Job Application Preparation,” in room 204C, will be held at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

There will be four afternoon seminars. “Evaluating Employee Benefit Plans” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 204B, a LinkedIn Seminar will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. in room 204C, an “Interview Surprises Seminar” will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. in room 204A.

“Emerge and Grow:  Mentorship and Networking Strategies for Professional Women Veterans” will be held at 12:30 to 2 p.m. This seminar will discuss the importance of mentoring and networking for women veteran professionals, who in the post 9/11 era have an unemployment rate almost 4 percent higher than the national average and 2.6 percent higher than their male counterparts, the news release said.

A panel of five women who have employed successful job search strategies will discuss how mentoring helps women find and advance careers, how to seek a mentor and manage the relationship, and strategically employing the mentoring relationship to find a job, advance in a company, or cross into other industries.  Every female veteran will receive a special gift from MOAA and have the opportunity to meet and network with the panelists and other attendees.

No preregistration is required for the career fair. For further information, call 800-234-MOAA (6622) toll-free or 703-838-0137, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit MOAA Career Fairs on MOAA’s website at

MOAA Spouse Facebook page promoting the women veterans seminar that will debut at the April 2 MOAA career fair.

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