Career expo helps Soldiers make workforce transition
January 6, 2011
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers looking to make the transition from military to the civilian workforce can find some help Jan. 12 during the CivilianJobs.com Career Expo at The Landing.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to all current and prior military servicemembers and their Families, according to Vicki Washington, CivilianJobs.com Job Fair operations director.
"This expo is what we call a 'military friendly' expo," she said. "The employers who take part in it are looking for the type of experience that comes from being part of the military."
Washington also said those who pre-register for the event have another advantage when they show up for the expo.
"If they've pre-registered, we take their background and geographic information and pass it along to employers within those areas to better help them in their job search," she said. "This allows the employers to talk to the candidates before the expo and even set up interview times before it starts."
Bryan Tharpe, Army Career and Alumni Program Transition Services manager, said this is a great opportunity exclusively available to military members and their Families.
"At other career fairs, Soldiers and their Families compete with civilians who are going for the same job," he said. "Here, this expo is only for those who served or are serving in the military. The employers are specifically looking for the skills one would acquire by being part of the military."
Candidates who wish to preregister may do so by visiting www.civilianjobs.com.
For more information, call Washington at (678) 819-4147 or Tharpe at 255-3932.