CareerAdvantage and networkingBuilding Careers for Life—Sponsored by the Career and Employment Services Committee

Monday – Wednesday, May 23–25

The 2016 CareerAdvantage Development Fair features sessions designed to help those in the occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) field advance their current careers and find and maintain positions in the industry. The Fair also provides an opportunity for employers and OEHS professionals to network and make valuable contacts.


The Development Fair offers employers and recruiters the tools to find ideal candidates to fill valuable positions. Through the CareerAdvantage Development Fair Package, those searching for qualified personnel can:

  • Access thousands of IH and OEHS résumés
  • Post up to three job listings on the main website Purchase Now
  • Select candidates before attending the development fair in Baltimore for onsite interviews
  • Network with OEHS professionals and other recruiters

Purchase the CareerAdvantage Development Fair Package Now.

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Job Seekers

The CareerAdvantage Development Fair provides job seekers with career counseling, free résumé postings, access to job listings, onsite interviewing, and networking opportunities. These informative seminars and workshops will also be offered:

Career Portfolio- Taking Control of Your Career

Monday, May 23, 11:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

A career portfolio is a visual representation of your abilities, skills, capabilities, knowledge, qualities – and it represents your potential.  Physically, it’s a collection of things – tangible materials – that represent work-related events in your life.  Seminar attendees will gain insight regarding how to organize and prepare a portfolio of accomplishments to support their success in job-hunting, employee evaluations, and promotions.

Get Noticed- Interview Do’s and Don’ts, Resume and Cover Letter Tips

Monday, May 23, 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

Tips for getting your resume into the hands of the hiring manager will be provided to attendees in this interactive seminar. We will discuss the appropriate information to include on your resume, as well as editing and formatting solutions to highlight key points for hiring and human resources managers. The presentation will also include quick tips and do’s and don’ts that participants can use to review their resumes.  Additionally, seasoned hiring managers from within the industry will provide their perspective regarding what they look for in an interview and things that turn them off during a candidate interview.

job posting and assistance through careeradvantageMock Interviewing

Tuesday, May 24, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon

See yourself through an employer’s eyes when you meet with an experienced hiring manager during a mock interview.  You will receive helpful feedback and learn how to make the most effective presentation of skills, abilities, and professionalism.  Reserve your slot today by contacting Wanda Barbour to schedule your own personal session.

Speed Networking

Tuesday, May 24, 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Build lasting connections with colleagues from all levels and industries at this innovative and fun networking “Bingo” event. It’s simple! Introduce yourself to a new colleague as you try to match what you learn about them with a bingo spot description. Use this opportunity to learn more about them before you move on to your next connection. There will be prizes for the top networkers!  Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and your “Bingo”-game face for mingling.

Résumé Critiquing

Bring your résumé to the Development Fair to sign up for your résumé critiquing session with an experienced hiring director.  You will get helpful feedback directly related to style, length, focus, use of accomplishments and keywords, and more.  Reserve your slot today by contacting Wanda Barbour at

Monday, May 23

9:00 – 10:00 AM and 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 24

9:00 – 10:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Wednesday, May 25

9:00 AM – Noon

For more information contact Wanda Barbour, manager of Career and Employment Services, at (703) 846-0782.