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Welcome to the July 21st ABILITY Job Fair

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 10am to 2pm PST
video messaging will remain open until 4pm PST

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 11am to 3pm MST
video messaging will remain open until 5pm MST

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 12pm to 4pm CST
video messaging will remain open until 6pm CST

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 1pm to 5pm EST
video messaging will remain open until 7pm EST

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 18:00 to 22:00 UTC
video messaging will remain open until 00:00 UTC

Prepare for the Job Fair

  • Make sure your device is ready. Ensure your web cam and mic work with Chrome browser. Try a 3rd party app like: Online Mic and Web Cam Test

  •  Arrange a quiet, distraction-free environment, with good lighting, to best present the candidate, YOU.

  • Review the companies participating in the career fair. Each company has its own “Visit <company name> Portal.” Take time to learn about the company, open positions, culture, benefits, and more.

  • Familiarize yourself with the actions available to you on each company’s portal. Before the job fair, you are able to view job opportunities. On the job fair date, you will connect the recruiters by selecting “Connect to Recruiters.”

    screen shot of buttons on the employer page
    Select the middle link that says "Connect with Recruiters".
  • Have your resume polished, prepared, and ready to upload in the chat area when meeting with a recruiter.

  • Be prepared to answer who you are and why you want to work for that particular company. Prepare and rehearse an “elevator pitch.” An elevator pitch is a short summary of the “best” of you, and takes about 30 to 60 seconds or around 75 words.

  • Recruiter meeting time is limited to five (5) minutes. Be prepared, you may be disconnected without warning.

Prepare and Practice all the tips above to be an outstanding candidate!

Getting to know the Job Fair Portal

Steps to navigate the job fair platform

Visit the Live Interactive Demonstration (above)

Keep in mind this is only a demonstration. On the day of the job fair, you will visit employer portals and click on "connect with recruiters" buttons to interact with recruiters.

For Desktop/Laptop access, use the keypad to the right

After a welcome message, you will choose how to proceed. *Mobile users see instruction below.

computer keypad instructions

For Mobile Device Users:

After a welcome message, you will need to click the keypad to icon to show the keypad and the menu icon to show the drop-down menu.

Left image: Mobile phone icons and keypad shown. Right: Mobile drop-down menu

Mobile phone keypad and drop-down menu

Press 1 to Speak to a Recruiter

You will wait for the next available recruiter.

  • View how many job seekers are ahead of you in line in the message area
  • You can click SHOW DICTATION to view live transcription.

Job Seeker waiting state

Press 2 to Request an ASL Interpreter

You will wait for the next available recruiter.

  • View how many job seekers are ahead of your in line.
  • You can click SHOW DICTATION to view live transcription.
  • The recruiter will request the ASL Interpreter after they meet you. You can use text messaging with the recruiter if there is a delay.

ASL Screen- Wait for the next available recrruiter. Employer will connect interpreter

Press 3 to Leave a Video Message*

If you can't wait to speak with a recruiter, you can leave a video message. (You will not be recorded during the demonstration.)

  • You will have 3 minutes to leave a video message.
  • You choose when to begin recording.
  • Please provide your name so that the recruiter can locate your resume.
  • ASL videos are transcribed.

*If you have speech differences and need an accommodation for video messaging, please contact support@abilityjobfair.org.

Preview to Leaving a Message-You will have 3 minutes to leave a video message-press 1 to continue-Please begin with name

Press 4 to Pause and Adjust Settings.

You can use this time to become familiar with the job fair platform features and practice turning features on and off. You can change the text messaging and transcription text size and color by clicking SETTINGS in the menu.

Pause Screen to adjust settings in the menu

Disconnect

When you are finished speaking with the recruiter, you can click DISCONNECT in the menu or you can close the window.

If you want to speak with a different employer you will need to return the job fair page.

How to Attend the ABILITY Job Fair

If you are 18 or older, have a disability and are looking for employment for yourself*, follow these steps.
*If you are an Employment Support Specialist, click here.

ABILITYJOBS.ORG- career fair screens

Follow these steps to attend the job fair.

Step 1. Before the job fair date: Register

Click the following link to complete registration: REGISTER HERE

Step 2. Before the Job Fair: Complete your profile and upload your resume

After registering, complete your job seeker profile located in your account. Upload your resume. Recruiters will be searching job seeker profiles before, during, and after the job fair. This is why it is recommended to register well before the job fair opens.

Step 3. Before the Job Fair: Review Employers on the Job Fair Welcome Page

  • Each company has its own “Visit <company name> Portal.” Take time to learn about the company, open positions, culture, and benefits. Be sure you are aware of their open positions.

  • Familiarize yourself with the actions available to you on each company’s portal. Before the job fair, you are able to view job opportunities. On the job fair date, you will connect the recruiters by selecting “Connect with Recruiters.”
screen shot of buttons on the employer page
Select the middle link that says "Connect with Recruiters".

Step 4. On the day of the job fair

  • Login to your ABILITY Job Fair account.
  • Select your desired employers and select “Connect with Recruiters”
  • You will enter a queue to speak with a recruiter.

Be yourself, relax and enjoy meeting these recruiters. 

101ability

101ability connects neurodiverse candidates with employers to find temporary, contract to hire or full time opportunities in the technology sector.

Locations:

  • Remote
  • United States
  • International
Visit Employer Portal

abilityJOBS.com

abilityJOBS and abilityE promote employment of talented people with disabilities in the entertainment industry and general workforce.

Locations:

  • Remote, US
  • Remote, International
Visit Employer Portal

Abt Associates

Abt Associates is an engine for social impact, fueled by caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research that moves people from vulnerability to security. Whether it's welfare or weather disasters…

Locations:

  • Rockville, MD
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Durham, NC
  • Atlanta, GA
Visit Employer Portal

Amazon

Amazon believes we are best when our employees reflect each other and their communities. That’s why we have resources available to help people with physical and/or mental disabilities communicate...

Locations:

  • Nationwide
Visit Employer Portal

AVNET

At Avnet, we design, make, supply and deliver technology solutions. We work with customers of every size, in every corner of the world.

Locations:

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Jose
  • Boston
  • More...
Visit Employer Portal

Caltech

Caltech is more than a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution; it is a community—a community of curious and passionate individuals who collaborate to understand...

Locations:

  • Pasadena, CA
  • Hanford, WA
  • Livingston, LA
  • More...
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CBRE

CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees and serves real estate investors and…

Locations:

  • Texas
  • Nationwide
  • Worldwide
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Cornerstone OnDemand

We make work a place that works for everyone. Talent leaders use our adaptive HR software to create a work environment defined by individual growth and collective success.

Locations:

  • Remote
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Sandy, UT
Visit Employer Portal

Deluxe

Trusted Payments and Business Technology™ company, champions business so communities thrive. Our solutions help businesses pay and get paid and grow. For more than 100 years...

Locations:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • For Worth, TX
  • More...
Visit Employer Portal

Federal Highway Administration

FHWA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system...

Locations:

  • Nationwide - multiple locations

 

Visit Employer Portal

Glacier Bancorp

At Glacier, we’re always looking for qualified, uniquely motivated individuals who have a passion for serving customers with integrity and honesty, are creative problem-solvers, eager to learn and…

Locations:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • More...
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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

We’re an organization that has been part of events that have helped shape the nation we serve. And, though our history can show you where we’ve been, we’re always focused on the future.

Locations:

  • Nationwide
Visit Employer Portal

Meta

The Meta family of apps and technologies includes Facebook | Instagram | Messenger | WhatsApp | Novi | Workplace + Meta Quest & Meta Portal.

Locations:

  • Remote
  • Global
  • NY
  • More!
Visit Employer Portal

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

NGA delivers the strategic intelligence that allows the president and national policymakers to make crucial decisions on counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction, global political crises and...

Locations:

  • Springfield, VA
  • St. Louis, MO
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National Reconnaissance Office – NRO

The National Reconnaissance Office's (NRO) systems are critical to National Security, U.S. policy makers, and war fighters. These systems provide the foundation for global situational awareness…

Locations:

  • Chantilly, VA
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Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Naval Air Systems Command boasts a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities that enable us to deliver unparalleled weapons research, development, acquisition, test and evaluation for...

Locations:

  • China Lake, CA
  • Point Mugu, CA
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NOAA

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment ...

Locations:

  • Through out the United States
Visit Employer Portal

NOAA/National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), provides secure and timely access to global environmental data and information from satellites and other sources to...

Locations:

  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Asheville, NC
  • Boulder, CO
  • More...
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Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm ranked among the Top 10 on The American Lawyer’s A-List of the most successful law firms in the U.S...

Locations:

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • More...
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Sony Interactive Entertainment

We bring together game developers, software engineers, data analysts, content creators, network services, cybersecurity, operations, business administration and cross-functional professionals

Locations:

  • California
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United States Coast Guard

Civilians provide essential services in diverse business and technical fields while enjoying superior workplace training and excellent federal benefits in positions located across the U.S.

Locations:

  • Nationwide
Visit Employer Portal

Western Alliance Bank

As a top-performing, growing bank, Western Alliance is a place of possibilities, where it’s possible for you to create a long and successful career with a bank that has ranked among the 10 best banks…

Locations:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Nevada
Visit Employer Portal