Military Hiring Conference for Veterans
Our Military Hiring Conferences are not job fairs. They are highly-organized events where we pre-arrange interviews for officers, NCOs and technicians with military employers who have real job openings. These military friendly companies are actively seeking people with your skills and leadership capabilities. We do all the work in advance so that you can focus on finding a career path that makes sense for you, your family and your future.
Hiring Conference FAQs
Lucas Group Hiring Conferences are held at Embassy Suites, Sheraton Suites, or another suite hotel in the selected conference city.
We also hold Virtual Hiring Conferences nationwide. These conferences do not require travel and are conducted via an internet application.
You can stay wherever you prefer. We recommend staying within reasonable commuting distance from the conference hotel. Your Lucas Group recruiter can provide you with a list of hotels in the area, including the conference hotel.
Create and send your recruiter a one-page MS WORD version of your resume. We will make all necessary copies for the interviewing companies.
Your Lucas Group recruiter will let you know what additional items we will need from you (DD-214, transcripts, military evaluations) in order to confirm your attendance at the conference.
- Call your Lucas Group recruiter to schedule your pre-conference discussion.
- Thoroughly review your Transitional Training Package in the weeks before the conference.
- Make your transportation and lodging arrangements for in-person events.
Unless otherwise instructed by your Lucas Group recruiter, you should not need to bring anything to the conference except for your clothing and personal items. An internet-capable laptop to conduct research on the companies you are interviewing with may be helpful but is not required.
Your Lucas Group recruiter will provide you some information on the companies in the days preceding the conference. This allows you the chance to do some research of your own, if you choose. Also, when you arrive at the conference, we will provide you with Information Brief Sheets on each company with which you are interviewing.
The first day kicks off as early as 8:00am and ends around 6:00pm (later if necessary.) We will spend the day going through interview preparation classes and providing you with information on the companies you will be interviewing with on the following day.
The second day will be dedicated to interviewing. Interviews generally occur between 7:00am and 6:00pm and are scheduled for 30-60 minutes each, depending on the company’s preference.
DAY ONE: Professional business casual.
DAY TWO: Formal interview attire. We recommend:
For men, this mean a dark suit (single breasted preferred or conservative double breasted), white shirts, professionally laundered and pressed (heavy starch), a couple of colorful ties, and leather lace-up shoes (black or cordovan) with matching belt.
For women, this means a dark business suit with knee-length or longer skirt (a conservative, professional pant-suit is also acceptable), light blouses with regular collar or drape neck (avoid frills or low-cut), shoes to match your suit (no sandals or open toes, heels 1”-2″), neutral panty hose.
For both men and women, keep jewelry simple and use little or no perfume/cologne.
It is still important to dress professionally for a Virtual Hiring Conference. Interviewers will be able to see you via the video function, so the same recommendations for in-person interview attire apply for Virtual Conferences.
You may have anywhere from 1 to 7 interviews. The exact number will depend on your career parameters and the specific qualifications the attending companies are seeking. Part of the transition process is exploring different types of opportunities in order to help you determine your best fit. Keeping an open mind regarding industries, companies, jobs, and locations will help facilitate the process, and it will ensure that the decision you ultimately make will be the best one for you and your family in the long run.
AT THE CONFERENCE: When you finish your last interview at the conference, we will provide you with a feedback sheet to fill out to determine which companies you would be interested in pursuing. One of our recruiters will sit down with you to review it with you before you depart the conference hotel.
For Virtual Hiring Conferences, we follow this same model but via a combination of phone and email correspondence.
We are going through the same process with the corporate interviewers in another room in the hotel. You will schedule a call with your recruiter on the next business day to discuss which companies are interested in pursuing you.
ONE BUSINESS DAY FOLLOWING THE CONFERENCE: In your discussion with your recruiter, he/she will let you know which companies are interested in pursuing you and will provide you with constructive feedback on how you did in the interviews.
ONE TO THREE WEEKS FOLLOWING THE CONFERENCE: This is when follow-up interviews normally get scheduled. Most companies have a second step in the interview process wherein they bring you to their facility/office to meet the people you would be working with and do a final interview. We will help coordinate this interview and will help you prepare for it as well.