Looking to meet with a VA recruiter? Forget the crowded conferences – VA is making it easier to connect with one by taking the traditional job fair online with a virtual open house.
Starting this month, we’re launching a new series of virtual open houses aimed at connecting doctors, nurses and job seekers in other critically needed occupations with a VA recruiter. The series will be hosted every fourth Wednesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. ET.
In addition to doctors and nurses, each month will offer a specialty booth focused on a specific field:
- February: Psychology.
- March: Physicians, social work.
- April: Medical support assistants, medical technologists.
- May: Nurses, practical nurses.
- June: Medical records technicians.
- July: Police.
- August: Engineers.
- September: Medical instrument technicians.
These occupations are being highlighted as part of VHA’s 75th anniversary celebration, recognizing decades of providing high quality health care to millions of the nation’s Veterans.
What to expect
Like a traditional job fair, these virtual open houses bring together employers and job seekers for a set period of time on a particular date. But instead of face-to-face meetings, you’ll connect via chat.
You’ll be able to upload your resume when you register and then participate in a brief, web-based chat with a recruiter, who will answer basic questions about working at VA and how to apply for open positions.
“This is a great chance for interested candidates to chat with recruiters who understand the process behind getting hired at VA,” said Mike Owens, recruitment marketing program specialist at VA.
To make the most of your time with a recruiter, make sure you prepare your questions ahead of time.
You should use a smartphone, tablet or computer with a reliable internet or wireless connection to connect. Our virtual career fairs are compatible with all internet browsers but work best with Chrome.
Work at VA
If you’re considering a career caring for America’s heroes, now is a great time to get connected with one of our hiring experts.