A man sitting in a bean bag chair on his laptop, with text that reads: “Attend A Virtual Career Fair.” The Ticket to Work logo is included.Job fairs give you the chance to engage with potential employers and learn about job openings, even from the comfort of your own home. This month we're exploring some additional online tools you can use to advance your job search. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a virtual or in person career fair this December.

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Dec 12, 2022

A man sitting in a bean bag chair on his laptop, with text that reads: “Attend A Virtual Career Fair.” The Ticket to Work logo is included.Career fairs are an excellent way to start or advance your job search. Whether they're in person or online, job fairs let you engage with potential employers and learn about job openings. If you're aware of an upcoming job fair that our readers would find helpful, please email us at socialmedia@choosework.ssa.gov with the event name, dates, and official website.

Diversity Career Group

Diversity Career Group focuses their career and job fairs on connecting employers and job seekers through one-on-one conversations with recruiters and even first-round job interviews. Check out the full calendar.

Links to these job fairs are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Social Security and may not follow the same privacy, security and accessibility policies. To learn more about accommodations available to job seekers wanting to attend a fair, please contact each organization directly for their accommodation request process and deadlines.

Eventbrite Virtual Career Fairs

Eventbrite is an events management and growth platform. Their platform allows anyone to find and attend a variety of events. Check out their virtual career or job fair listings.

Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Program, connects the military community – service members, military spouses, and veterans – with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong and diversified workforce. Check out their hiring events calendar.

RecruitMilitary

RecruitMilitary seeks to tap into the extensive talent pool that veterans represent for employers. For a listing of all RecruitMilitary virtual events, visit their calendar.

Preparing for Job Fairs

Before you attend a job or career fair, be sure to prepare. We have a variety of resources to help, including:

CareerOneStop also has tips that can help you prepare for and succeed at a job fair and in your overall job search.

Need help on your career path?

Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program can help. The Ticket Program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and want to work.

Through this free and voluntary program, eligible participants can work with service providers to receive the supports and services they need to find and maintain employment as they move toward financial independence through work. Connect with one today to learn how the Ticket Program can help you on your path to financial independence.

Learn More

To learn more about the Ticket Program, visit choosework.ssa.gov or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask for a list of service providers or find providers on your own using the Ticket Program Find Help tool.

You can also learn more by registering for a free, online Work Incentives Seminar Event webinar. Or, text TICKET to 474747 to receive Ticket Program texts. Standard messaging rates may apply, and you can opt out at any time.

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