Job Search Advice – A Great Chance for an Interview


A Great Chance for an Interview |

By Larry Slagel  |  senior vice president of sales at RecruitMilitary and a former captain in the United States Marine Corps  |

Published in the January/February 2013 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

Job seekers who attend our RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos get outstanding results, according to our post-event surveys. As I write this, the most recent results on hand are for the event held in Jacksonville on November 1, 2012. Of the job seekers who responded to the survey for Jacksonville, 60.8 percent said they thought they would obtain job interviews as a result of attending the Expo. Below are the results for all of the events going back to June 7, 2012.

June 7, 2012 Charlotte 49.9%

June 7, 2012 Seattle 48.2%

June 14, 2012 Jacksonville 45.4%

June 21, 2012 Los Angeles 37.9%

June 28, 2012 Atlanta 44.2%

June 28, 2012 Washington  60.0%

July 12, 2012 Colorado Springs 35.6%

July 12, 2012 St. Louis 42.7%

July 19, 2012 Dallas 52.8%

July 26, 2012 Philadelphia 40.8%

August 2, 2012 Minneapolis 51.4%

August 9, 2012 Houston 31.0%

August 16, 2012 Richmond 60.6%

August 23, 2012 Miami 40.9%

August 23, 2012 Columbus 59.5%

September 6, 2012 Boston 55.3%

September 6, 2012 San Diego 41.2%

September 13, 2012 San Antonio 49.5%

September 13, 2012 New York 55.3%

September 13, 2012 Denver 60.0%

September 20, 2012 Cincinnati 54.9%

October 4, 2012 Baltimore  61.1%

October 4, 2012 Los Angeles 48.6%

October 4, 2012 Tampa 50.5%

October 11, 2012 Kansas City 54.5%

October 11, 2012 Chicago 46.8%

October 18, 2012 Phoenix 47.2%

October 18, 2012 Pittsburgh 67.3%

October 25, 2012 Atlanta 52.9%

November 1, 2012 Jacksonville 60.8%

Our Expos are job fairs that are enhanced to include franchisors and educational institutions, in addition to corporate and government employers. The events are free to men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses and other family members.

We have scheduled 67 events in 38 cities for 2013. Selected events will be designated Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos, produced in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They will be part of the Chamber’s Hiring Our Heroes veteran hiring career fair initiative. The Chamber launched the initiative in March 2011. From 2006 through 2013, RecruitMilitary will have produced more than 480 events in over 50 cities.

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This article was written by Jay Myers