Veterans fair at a glance

January 31, 2014 

Veterans Jobs and Services Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota

Other: Free; open to all veterans and military spouses. Dress is business attire

Veterans Job Preparedness Workshop

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5

Where: Sarasota Career Center, 3660 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota

Other: Free; no registration required

Interview Tips for Veterans

Stuart Taube, disabled veterans outreach program specialist, for Suncoast Workforce, shared the following job fair tips for veterans:

• Visit ONetOnLine.com to help translate military jobs codes into civilian terms

• Research companies at job fair before you arrive

• Dress for the position you're applying for (don't wear a suit for a construction job)

• Check your appearance in the mirror before you interview

• Have 15-second pitch ready for why you should be hired

• Share what position you're looking for, what skills you have

• Have questions ready for the company (how you would fit in organization, benefits)

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