Frequently Asked Questions – click on any question to see the answer

What types of skilled trades experience will we find at these events or in the database?

We are marketing this event to service members and veterans with backgrounds in welding, fabrication, coating/painting, electrical, maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, pipe fitting, construction, rigging, telecommunications, truck driving and industrial machinery.

What information is being collected from the service members at registration?

Service members are asked to provide the following information when registering for physical events and/or the resume database:

  • Basics: name, current location, email, phone number
  • A current resume
  • Service, branch and grade/rank
  • LinkedIn profile URL
  • Open to relocate (yes/no) and, if yes, to which region(s) (check from list)
  • Self-identify if they meet one of the “protected veteran” categories for federal contract compliance tracking (optional, but we are strongly recommending they answer the question)

When and where are the physical events being held?

Military Skilled Trades career fairs will occur in more than 20 cities each year.  The full schedule is listed on the career fair page.  The exact location of each fair will be released at least 6 weeks in advance of the event.  Fairs will be held off-installation at a local hotel, conference center or other appropriate-sized facility.

What option do I have to access resumes if I cannot participate in a physical event?

The Military Skilled Trades resume database provides employers access to resumes submitted by active / guard / reserve military members and veterans with skilled trades experience.  It also allows for job posting.

Participating service members are stationed across the globe and more than 80% are open to relocation.  Those currently on active military duty are entitled to a government relocation benefit.

Access to the resume database is provided within 24 hours of purchase. New resumes are added continuously.

Is there a limit to the number of recruiters having access to the resume database?

One person per company is assigned as the authorized user of the employer account.  That person’s log in (email and password) can be shared between team members if desired.

How do I register for a physical event and/or access to the resume database?

The link to register for physical events and/or access to the resume database are found on the “registration” page.

What is the cost to register for a physical event and/or access to the resume database?

Pricing information is available on the “pricing” page.