Get Hired at the Spring Virtual Career Fair - REGISTER NOW!

Posted By: Jennifer Kopf Blog ,

Are you looking for a new job?  Thinking of changing careers?  Re-entering the workforce?  The Women in Manufacturing Association Spring Virtual Career Fair on May 10, 2022 has you covered!

This is your chance to take control of your future and connect with recruitment representatives from 40 manufacturing companies who value diversity, equity and inclusion, looking to fulfuill job openings nationwide.

Registration is FREE and includes access to our Virtual Career Fair Seminar taking place throughout the afternoon.  Top knowledge experts from UKG, Corning and Community Brands will present 20-minute micro-sessions for you to learn more about Company Culture, Resume and Career Development Services, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. All presentations will be available on the side bar in the event lobby after their scheduled time.

REGISTER NOW

Who will be there?

The list of participating companies is growing and so is your opportunity to discover the job you have been searching for.  In one afternoon you can meet with representatives from the following top manufacturing companies:

John Deere
Lockheed Martin
Braskem America
Sanofi US
Altium Packaging
Autocam Medical
Baker Hughes
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Charter Manufacturing
Dart Container
Dura Line Corporation
Central Wire Industries
Evraz North America
Graco Inc
Hypertherm, Inc.
JFF
JLL
Materion
Northrop Grumman
Pfizer
Precision Castparts Corporation
Southwire
CDW
Genie
Amgen 
BWX Technologies, Inc.
Cargill
Etna Supply
Valvoline
Renewable Energy Group Inc.

USS

SpaceX

Archer Daniels Midland

McCormick & Company

How should you prepare?

Register Early - Participating companies have the ability to invite canididates to a chat even before the day of the event.  Make sure to register early to put your name and qualifications at the top of their lists.  

Upload Your Resume Ahead of Time - Do a solid read-through of your resume before the event and upload it a couple days before. We know employers prefer to hire someone who comes prepared, and the ability to point them to your resume with ease and speed will only help your engagement with recruiters.

Research the Companies - Login before the event, research the participating employers in advance, prioritize the booths, and prepare questions that are specific to each employer you’ve identified as ones you hope to chat with. Thoughtful questions should be about the company culture and climate, professional and staff development, etc.

Maximize Your Effort  - It’s in your best interest as a job seeker to wait in as many chat lines as possible. While you wait in line, you can check out content that the employer has provided ahead of time in their booth; leave a question in the public discussion feeds for other job seekers to weigh in on; check out resources in the content bar from the lobby;  or even do work in another tab in your browser. You will hear an audible "ding" (make sure your sound is on!) notification when it is your turn to chat.

Post-Event Take Notes - You will be taken to a chat conclusion page when your conversation has ended. This page will allow you to rate your chat and take notes about the representative or anything that was discussed. It's important to add notes and rate your chat, especially if you participate in more than one conversation. In the navigation bar at the left of your screen, locate the "History" icon, which will always take you to your chat history. You can read your chat transcripts, view your ratings, the representative’s profiles, and a booth overview for each chat. This page will only show the chat history for this specific event.

Follow Up - We know how important this follow-up is, so the platform enables you to connect after the event by saving conversations and contact details from each chat. In the navigation bar at the left of your screen, locate the "History" icon, which will always take you to your chat history. You can read your chat transcripts, view your ratings, the representative’s profiles, and a booth overview for each chat. This page will only show the chat history for this specific event. If you were able to grab contact information, make sure to send follow-up and thank you emails after the fair that emphasize your interest!

Please note that all job seekers are welcome to participate in the WiM Virtual Career Fairs, regardless of gender identity.  

Contact Jennifer Kopf for more information at jkopf@womeninmfg.org.