ClearedJobs.Net and CybersecJobs.com are partnering with the National Cyber Summit to present the Cyber Job Fair on Wednesday, June 7, at the National Cyber Summit. The Cyber Job Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include resume reviews. These are quick 5-minute sessions offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note that conference registration is separate from Cyber Job Fair registration.
Cyber security education or experience is required for admittance. A security clearance is not required.
If you are a non-cleared professional or student, please pre-register on CyberSecJobs.com.
If you are a cleared professional, please pre-register on ClearedJobs.Net.
Employers who are interested in exhibiting at the National Cyber Summit Cyber Job Fair may contact John Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be sure to register and upload your resume before the job fair. Recruiters receive a pre-registrant resume file before the job fair and may contact you to set up an interview. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from an employer before the event, as not all employers will have time to review resumes beforehand.
- A job fair is a networking event filled with hundreds of people with information about jobs. You’re here to network with job seekers as well as employers to move your job search forward by making connections and gathering information.
- Talk to every employer if you have time. You’ve probably prepared for employers you’re targeting, which is a great strategy. But talk to every employer in the room if you can. Give all of them the opportunity to learn about your skills and talents.
- The Job Seeker Handbook may not include all of a company’s job openings. Hiring needs change dynamically so use the Handbook as a guide to help you prepare, not as something written in stone.
- Attend the resume reviews or career seminars being offered. It’s an opportunity to learn and to interact and network with additional job seekers.
- Prepare ahead of time. Review the Job Seeker Handbook and have a strategy for each employer you talk to. Which positions are of interest to you? What specific information can you gather to move your job search forward while making a great impression?
- All recruiters are different so you will see a variety of responses depending on the recruiter and their hiring needs. Be professional at all times. Not every company will be a fit. If a recruiter isn’t interested don’t take it personally. Arguing with a recruiter or hiring manager or being rude is not going to get you hired.
- When appropriate, ask for feedback. Many recruiters really do want to help job seekers improve their skills and get hired. You need to be mindful of the recruiter’s time, but if they are offering advice to you, pay attention and then thank them for doing so.
- If you have a big purse or briefcase or are carrying too many items, take them back to your car. One organized folder or portfolio will help you appear as a polished organized professional.
- Close the deal. Be sure to get the hiring manager or recruiter’s name and contact information so you may follow up. Even if today’s discussion was not a fit, remember the value of networking for the future.