Cyber Career Fair
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 1100 - 1500
Gateway Center, Center Hall A
ClearedJobs.Net is partnering with the AFCEA Scott-St. Louis Chapter to present the Cyber Career Fair at the 2022 AFCEA Mid-America Cyberspace Conference. The Cyber Career Fair is a hiring event for cleared and non-cleared cybersecurity professionals as well as college-level students in a cyber security degree program.
Job SeekersMeet face-to-face with cyber security employers from 1100 - 1500. We’ll also feature complimentary resume reviews during the career fair. There is no charge for job seekers to attend the Cyber Career Fair.
If you have a security clearance, please pre-register on ClearedJobs.Net:
If you’re not cleared, please email your resume to Dthomas@clearedjobs.net and reference the AFCEA Mid-America Cyberspace Conference in the Subject line.
Registration for the Cyber Career Fair does not include access to the conference sessions or the exhibit hall.
EmployersSpace is limited. Employers interested in exhibiting at the Cyber Career Fair, please contact Carter Goodnough, Cgoodnough@clearedjobs.net.
Tips for a Successful Career Fair
- Be sure to register and upload your resume before the career fair. Recruiters receive a pre-registrant resume file before the career fair and may contact you to set up an interview. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from an employer before the event, as not all employers will have time to review resumes beforehand.
- A career fair is a networking event filled with hundreds of people with information about jobs. You’re here to network with job seekers as well as employers to move your job search forward by making connections and gathering information.
- Talk to every employer if you have time. You’ve probably prepared for employers you’re targeting, which is a great strategy. But talk to every employer in the room if you can. Give all of them the opportunity to learn about your skills and talents.
- The Job Seeker Handbook may not include all of a company’s job openings. Hiring needs change dynamically so use the Handbook as a guide to help you prepare, not as something written in stone.
- Attend the resume reviews or career seminars being offered. It’s an opportunity to learn and to interact and network with additional job seekers.
- Prepare ahead of time. Review the Job Seeker Handbook and have a strategy for each employer you talk to. Which positions are of interest to you? What specific information can you gather to move your job search forward while making a great impression?
- All recruiters are different so you will see a variety of responses depending on the recruiter and their hiring needs. Be professional at all times. Not every company will be a fit. If a recruiter isn’t interested don’t take it personally. Arguing with a recruiter or hiring manager or being rude is not going to get you hired.
- When appropriate, ask for feedback. Many recruiters really do want to help job seekers improve their skills and get hired. You need to be mindful of the recruiter’s time, but if they are offering advice to you, pay attention and then thank them for doing so.
- If you have a big purse or briefcase or are carrying too many items, take them back to your car. One organized folder or portfolio will help you appear as a polished organized professional.
- Close the deal. Be sure to get the hiring manager or recruiter’s name and contact information so you may follow up. Even if today’s discussion was not a fit, remember the value of networking for the future.