Frequently Asked Questions

Hire officers, NCOs and technicians who deliver immediate and lasting impact

With veteran recruiters from every branch of the U.S. military and offices in 15 cities around the country, Lucas Group expertly drives recruiting and hiring results.

We are a discerning resource for competitive companies, and our success is a direct measure of yours. We strive to be a seamless, accessible, and complementary partner for your company, helping you achieve increasingly aggressive business, operational, and financial goals.

Over our 40 year history we have seen similar questions arise. Please see below for the answers to some of the most common:

FAQs for Hiring Companies:

For additional information, please contact us.

1. We don’t run “Job Fairs”. We create hiring opportunities.
Lucas Group Hiring Conferences are highly-organized recruiting events where we bring together clients and pre-screened military leaders who match one another’s needs and priorities. We host more than 35 invitation-only Military Hiring Conferences in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Irvine (CA), Norfolk, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

For clients, our SMO and JMO recruiters pre-select a small number of highly-qualified candidates and schedule 8-10 interviews. For candidates, we typically schedule highly-focused interviews with 3-6 companies during the conference. We do all of the work in advance so clients and candidates can focus on finding the perfect match.

The key ingredient to the success of these conferences is the careful pre-screening that occurs well before anyone arrives. Lucas Group screens tens of thousands of military veterans each year, and we only invite those candidates who match the specific criteria of the corporate clients in attendance. In addition to credentialed military officers, our knowledgeable NCO and Miltech recruiters also hand select candidates from the military’s premier technical talent pool. As such, the candidates who attend are the very best at what they do.

2. How many candidates will be in attendance?
Attendance for Lucas Group Hiring Conferences ranges from 30-70 corporate attendees, with an average of 40-45. Our “Technician only” conferences will have between 30-50 candidates. These candidates have been invited to attend, based upon their qualifications and the specific needs of the corporations in attendance.

3. How are candidates selected for my interview schedule?
Your Lucas Group Account Executive will work with our Candidate Recruiting Team to pre-screen each candidate, based upon the detailed information that you provide. Our detailed pre-screening will ensure that each candidate you interview has both the skills and the interest in the position for which you are interviewing. Your interview schedule will not be finalized until you arrive at the conference. We need this flexibility in order to ensure that we are putting the best possible slate of candidates in front of you.

4. When do I receive my interview schedule and when may I see the resumes?
Upon your arrival, you will check into your hotel suite and will go to the Lucas Group Client Hospitality Suite. There, you will receive your individualized interview packet. Your packet will include your interview schedule and resumes for each of the candidates you will be interviewing. It also includes a feedback sheet, important for both your interviewees and us. Such feedback helps us continually improve our ability to meet your needs efficiently and effectively.

If you plan to arrive after 8:00 p.m. on the day before the interviews, we will leave your interview package at the hotel’s front desk for pick-up. The Lucas Group Client Hospitality Suite closes at 8:00 p.m. the evening prior to the interviews.

5. How many interviews does each candidate have?
Each candidate will normally have 8-10 interviews at the Lucas Group Hiring Conference. Highly qualified candidates with flexible geographic requirements could have has many as 10-11.

6. What happens once I have completed my interviews?
Upon completion of your interviews, please fill out your feedback sheet and proceed to the Lucas Group Client Hospitality Suite. You may give the form to your Account Executive or another member of the Lucas Group team. They will review it with you to ensure that we have captured all relevant feedback.

7. What do I need to do to land my “Top Prospects?”
The most important thing that you can do is to let the candidates know that you are interested. Once you do that, we recommend that you:

  • meet or exceed all deadlines and expectations
  • create a personal bond with the candidate
  • coordinate with your Lucas Group Account Executive to find out what other opportunities the candidate is considering and what you need to do to be competitive

In most cases, being swift and decisive produces positive results.

8. Cost
We do not charge you a fee to attend the Lucas Group Hiring Conference. The only cost to military friendly companies in attendance is transportation and the hotel suite(s) where the interviews take place. The suite cost includes a late check-out (5:30 p.m.) to allow for afternoon interviews. Lucas Group also provides lunch for all corporate interviewers. As a contingency hire, you only pay Lucas Group if you hire one or more of the candidates we have arranged for you to interview.

9. How do I confirm my attendance?
Coordinate with your Lucas Group Recruiter. He or she will make all the arrangements for you, including room reservations (the hotel will get your method-of-payment when you check in upon arrival) and your interview schedule. We will factor in your travel times in creating the interview schedule.

10. Confirmation deadline
The deadline for confirming your attendance to the Lucas Group Hiring Conference is normally six (6) business days prior to the event. Ask your Lucas Group Recruiter for the confirmation deadline for each event you are interested in attending.

11. Why do I need a hotel suite?
Even if you are driving in the morning of your interviews, it’s important to have a quiet, private, and professional environment for your interviews. The suite hotels where we host the Lucas Group Hiring Conferences provide the perfect environment for this.

12. Who normally attends?
Ideally, the Hiring Manager for the position(s) you are seeking to fill will attend. It is sometimes helpful to have a Human Resources representative present in addition to the Hiring Manager.

13. How many and what types of corporations attend?
Attendance for Lucas Group Hiring Conferences ranges from 30-70 corporate attendees, with an average of 40-45. Our corporate attendees represent the largest publicly and privately-held corporations in the world, midsized companies, as well as some smaller businesses. Our core focus is on mid-tier to Fortune 500 companies. Each interview package will contain a list of the companies in attendance at each event.

We hope that this information is helpful. As always, we encourage you to contact your Lucas Group Account Executive if you have any additional questions or feedback about the conference. We greatly appreciate your participation in these important events and want to ensure that your experience is as productive and enjoyable as possible.

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