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Career Fairs for FastForward Students

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Career Coach Advice

A FastForward credential from your local community college is an easy way to become a more competitive job applicant. FastForward programs are short-term workforce trainings, so you can be in and out in weeks – trained and ready to jump right into the job search process.

While it can often be difficult getting a foot in the door, attending a career fair is a great way to meet with representatives from companies in your area that are hiring. Whether you’re looking for more information about a specific field, want to hear from a certain employer or are just looking to explore your options, a career fair is a great first step.

Career fairs also give you an opportunity to practice your interviewing skills, so preparing a resume and elevator pitch is an important part when preparing for the career fair. From resume assistance to mock interview questions, career coaches at your local community college can also help get you prepared.

See the listings below for a round up of upcoming career fairs.

Upcoming Virginia Career Fairs:

RVA Career Expo

When: March 11, 2022 | 9am-2pm

Where: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Website: https://www.vec.virginia.gov/node/13976b

Norfolk Career Fair

When: March 14, 2022 | 11am-2pm

Where: Online

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/norfolk-job-fair-norfolk-career-fair-tickets-222467033887?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

All Employment Sector Career & Internship Fair in Middletown Virginia

When: March 22,2022 | 10am-3pm

Where: Lord Fairfax Community College (Becoming Laurel Ridge) 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645

Website: https://www.vec.virginia.gov/node/14156

Hampton Roads Regional Job Fair

When: April 7, 2022 | 9am-12pm

Where: Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, Virginia 23666

Website: https://www.vec.virginia.gov/node/14134

New River Valley Job Fair Expo

When: April 20, 2022 | 9am-2pm

Where: Christiansburg Recreation Center, 1600 N Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Website: https://www.newrivervalleyva.org/news/nrv-job-fair-expo/

Don’t see anything in your area? Career coaches can help with that, too. The coaches at all of Virginia’s 23 community colleges have forged strong relationships with employers in your area, and they may be able to connect you directly.

Looking to get started down the path to a new career, fast? Reach out today to learn more.