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Hire Heroes Salutes Military Members and Vets With Virtual Job Fair Aug. 23

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Military service members, veterans and spouses can attend this job fair without ever leaving home.

Hire Heroes USA is holding a free virtual career fair on Aug. 23 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. EDT — aka between 1000 and 1500 hours.

According to the site’s FAQ page, participants only need a computer and internet access, as employers will communicate via onlinechats. Updated versions of Google Chrome or Firefox are recommended for viewing and hearing presentations from employers.

Attendees can register for the event on the site and upload their resumes, then search the 38 participating employers by location and positions available.

When they find a company of interest, job seekers can apply for a position or sign up for chat sessions to ask questions and learn more about the company.

Employers and attendees can also request private chats to discuss specific opportunities. Employers may offer video one-on-one chats, but these sessions are not required if job seekers don’t have access to video conferencing.

The site encourages job seekers to prepare questions to ask in the chat room and develop an elevator pitch for private interactions with potential employers. We have additional tips from veterans about finding a civilian career.

If this virtual fair isn’t for you, check out our list of other employment resources for veterans.

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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