Job seekers will have an opportunity to market their skills, network and perhaps take part in on-the-spot interviews at the Soldier For Life -- Transition Assistance Program Hiring and Education Fair, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 31 at Nutter Field House. An estimated 40 employers and higher education institutions are slated to be on hand for this event. Participants can expect employers from the fields of health care, trucking, retail sales, insurance, state government, law enforcement and education.

"The Soldier For Life -- Transition Assistance Program does an excellent job of preparing employment and education workshops that prepare transitioning service members and spouses for meaningful civilian employment and education opportunities," said Alfredia Williams, transition services specialist. As a part of the "Reintegrate Strong" phase of Soldier for Life, this event will serve as a chance to connect transitioning service members, veterans and their Family members to employers and job opportunities.

Those seeking employment openings should come to the event prepared to interview, in professional dress attire and with copies of their resume in hand, Williams said.

"It is imperative that job seekers make sure their resume is correct, updated and in a professional format," Williams said.

"They should also prepare for a telephonic and/or face-to-face interview during the hiring and education fair," she added.

This may be applicants' opportunity to provide a lasting, positive first impression with the participating employers, Williams said. The SFL-TAP program is designed to help Soldiers prepare for the civilian world. Retirees normally enroll with the program 24 months prior to separation, while others can begin 18 months out or immediately upon notification.

For more information or for assistance with developing resumes, call 573.596.0175.

To learn more about SFL- TAP, visit www.facebook.com/sfltap.flw.