Special to GUIDON
The Fort Leonard Wood Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program will hold a Career Fair, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 in Nutter Field House.
The Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program creates employment and education workshops that help in preparing transitioning service members and spouses for meaningful civilian employment and education-related opportunities. 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. Job seekers will have an opportunity to market their skills, including networking with numerous employers for a variety of jobs at one venue.
The Career Fair is open to active duty service members, retirees, veterans, family members, contractors and anyone else who is interested in meaningful employment or education opportunities.
Employers from both the local and national level 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 and law enforcement.
Those seeking employment openings should come to the event prepared to interview, in professional dress attire and with copies of their resume for employers they are interested in.
It is imperative that job seekers make sure their resume is correct, updated and in a professional format. For those who need assistance with their resume prior to the event, visit the local SFL-TAP office in Building 470. Appointments can be made by calling 573.596.0175.
They should also prepare for a face-to-face interview at the hiring fair or a telephonic interview may be scheduled at later date. Jobseekers’ goals should be to leave the event with a tentative job offer or follow-on interview.
This may be jobseekers’ opportunity to provide a lasting, positive first impression with the participating employers.
The SFL-TAP program is designed to help Soldiers prepare for the civilian employment. Retirees normally enroll with the program 24 months prior to separation, while others can begin 18 months out or immediately upon notification.
Leaders who have a service member who will be separating from active duty within two years should make every attempt to allow them to attend this Career Fair. It is a great venue for job seekers to interact with employers and explore the job market at these types of events. Great networking interactions are vital to their success and will provide them with job opportunities prior to transitioning from service.
SFL-TAP expects several more employers to sign up prior the event.
For more information or for assistance with developing resumes, please contact the Fort Leonard Wood SFL-TAP Center at call 573.596.0175.
To learn more about SFL- TAP, visit www.facebook.com/sfltap.flw or www.linkedin.com/in/flwsfl-tap.