Image of a woman at a desk working on a laptopJumpstart your job search by attending a career fair during October. Virtual and in-person career fairs give you the chance to meet potential employers, learn about a company and discover job opportunities.

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Attend a Career Fair in October

Oct 1, 2018

Image of a woman at a desk working on a laptopAttend a job fair in October to see what employers have to offer and are looking for as they seek to hire new employees.

Career fairs are an excellent way to start or advance your job search. They give you the chance to meet potential employers and learn about different job opportunities. The career fairs listed in this post are just a few of the offerings in October. Visit the organizers’ websites for a full list of career fairs to see if there's one near you.

If you're aware of an upcoming job fair that our readers would find helpful, email us at socialmedia@choosework.ssa.gov with the event name, dates and official website.

City Career Fairs (In Person)

City Career Fair's Diversity Employment Day (DED) career fairs provide the chance for local and national employers to meet and interview qualified candidates from diverse communities.

Employment Options (Virtual)

Employment Options is an Employment Network (EN) with Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program that specializes in work-from-home job opportunities and placement. Their upcoming virtual career fair is free and open to the public and will feature at least 9 employers who offer both work-from-home and onsite jobs.

Choice Career Fairs (In person)

Choice Career Fairs organizes job and career fairs throughout the United States. Visit their website and select Career Fairs to see the full calendar of career fairs.

Prepare for a fair

Are you registered for an upcoming career fair and not sure what you can do to prepare? Check out our blog posts that may help you feel confident for the event, whether it's online or in person, and stand out to recruiters and potential employers:

Coast to Coast Career Fairs (In Person)

Coast to Coast Career Fairs holds numerous in-person career fairs across the country each month. To find a full list of career fairs by region, check out their calendar.

Diversity Career Group (In Person)

Diversity Career group focuses their career and job fairs on connecting employers and jobseekers through sit-down conversations and even first-round job interviews. To find the full list of their events, visit the website and select "Career Fairs" at the top of the page.  

RecruitMilitary (In Person and Virtual)

RecruitMilitary seeks to tap into the extensive talent pool that veterans represent for employers. Their full schedule of career fairs, both virtual and in person, is available on their website.

National Career Fairs (In Person)

National Career Fair holds free career fairs in over 130 cities each year. Check out their full calendar.

Ka Lima O Maui (In-Person)

Ka Lima O Maui is a Ticket to Work EN providing job training and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities in Hawaii. This event is open to the public.

About Ticket to Work

Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. It helps people with disabilities move toward financial independence and connects them with the services and support they need to succeed in the workforce.

Learn More

To learn more about the Ticket program, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket program Find Help tool.

Learn More

To learn more about the Ticket program, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket program Find Help tool.