ABILITY Job Fair video meeting with recruiter candidate and interpreter

Job Seeker Portal to Employer Booths

Opens Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 10am to 2pm PDT

Opens Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 11am to 3pm MDT

Opens Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 12pm to 4pm CDT

Opens Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 1pm to 5pm EDT

Opens Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 17:00 to 21:00 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. View company details by clicking the “Visit Employer Portal” button. 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 with Recruiters.”

    screen shot of buttons on the employer page
    Select the middle link that says "Connect with Recruiters".
  • Prepare your resume and have it ready to upload when you enter the employer portal, before meeting with a recruiter. You will need to add your resume for each recruiter meeting.

  • 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.

  • Practice using the demonstration, which will be available at least one week before the job fair.

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

Get to Know the
ABILITY Job Fair Portal

Meet our "job seeker friendly" portal!  One-on-one video meetings with optional ASL interpreters with a click of a button.

African American woman in a video meeting with a recruiter and sign lanugage interpreter

Items needed to connect to the portal

  • Destop/Laptop Computer, Tablet or Smart Phone

    For the best experience, we recommend a device with a larger screen.

  • Chrome Browser

    Other browsers are not supported.

  • Connected camera and microphone

    Chrome will ask permission to use your camera and microphone. Both are required to use the portal.

  • Strong and consistent internet connection

    A good internet signal is needed to maintain the connection with the portal.

Follow these steps for the Demonstration

Read all of the instructions before clicking on the Portal Entrance Demonstration (below)

1. Job Fair Portal Demonstration Entrance

This area can be found below. During the job fair, each employer has their individual portal entrance on their page.

Job Fair Portal Demonstration (Live)

2. Complete the Information Form and click "Join."

You can fill in any information you like. This information will be deleted. Note: All required fields, including resume, are required to connect. The form will let you into the waiting area.

Job Seeker Entrance Form for ABILITY Job Fair

3. Get to know the features in the waiting area.

Many tips and instructions can be found in the waiting area. Please be aware that this appears to be a live queue, but it is not a monitored or staffed area. No one will answer while you are there.

Job Seeker Waiting in the Queue Area

4. Watch the Video of a Recruiter Meeting

To get a feel for the full experience and even more tips on using the job fair portal, watch the full video while in the waiting area.

YouTube Video of Full Poral Demonstration

Job Fair Portal Demonstration

Instructions

Click the button below to enter the portal demonstration area. (Login is required.) Be advised this is for informational purposes only. This is not a recruitment area.

You will need to enter "test" information in the form to proceed. Any information entered in this area will be deleted.

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.

ABILITY Job Fair video meeting with recruiter candidate and interpreter

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 for December 7th

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 Seeker Portal to Employers

  • Click the “Visit Employer Portal” button to view employer information. 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.”

Step 4. On the day of the job fair

  • Login to your ABILITY Job Fair account.
  • Select your desired employer portal and scroll down to their portal area or click “Connect with Recruiters”
ABILITY Job Fair Header with three buttons
Select the middle link that says "Connect with Recruiters".

Step 5. Enter the Employer Queue

  • Click the "Enter here to meet" button
  • Complete the meeting form (see below) and click join to enter the queue.
  • Wait for the next available recruiter to answer.

Entrance form Job seeker

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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 about Western Alliance Bank

USPTO

We depend on thousands of talented and highly skilled individuals to help us protect intellectual property and promote innovation in the United States. People with disabilities are an important...

Locations

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Denver, CO
  • San Jose, CA
  • More...
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UCSF Health

UC San Francisco is the leading university dedicated to advancing health worldwide through preeminent biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions...

Locations

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Bay Area
  • Various locations in California
Visit Employer Portal about UCSF Health

Toshiba Business Solutions

We empower personalized print and digital services and solutions to help clients seamlessly create and integrate information in order to optimize productivity and communication. Bringing decades of...

Locations

  • PA, NY, MA
  • FL, NC, KY
  • MI, MN, SD
  • CA, NV, TX
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Syracuse University

Our varied programs, services, and resources not only accommodate individuals with disabilities, but also recognize their potential to excel in both educational and career opportunities at Syracuse.

Locations

  • Syracuse, NY
  • Remote for some positions
Visit Employer Portal about Syracuse University

Promega

We’re about collaboration, human potential, and the focus to discover what’s possible in life science and its applications around the world. Promega Corporation is a leader in providing innovative...

Locations

  • Madison, WI
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Virtual/Remote
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PacBio

PacBio creates the world’s most advanced sequencing systems to provide the most complete and accurate view of genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes. Our founders invented a new way to study the...

Locations

  • San Diego CA
  • Menlo Park, CA
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Montgomery College

As an institution rooted in transforming lives, enriching the community, and changing the world, Montgomery College is where you can unlock your passions and thrive. Embrace a supportive and...

Locations

  • Rockville, MD
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD
  • Germantown, MD
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Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) is one of four Lockheed Martin business areas. MFC is a recognized designer, developer and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense...

Locations

  • Orlando, FL
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • Santa Barbara, CA
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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

*U.S. Citizenship or Work Authorization Required

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HSBC

HSBC is one of the world’s leading international banks. Whether you are looking for a first job or taking the next step in your career, we offer many ways for you to realize your ambitions. Come ...

Locations:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • California

 

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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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AQR Capital Management

Our people bring an astonishing range of interests and talents. And we’ve found that diverse perspectives lead to better answers (and richer conversations). Good ideas can come from...

Locations:

  • Greenwich, CT
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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
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abilityJOBS.com

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

Locations

  • Remote, US
  • Remote, International
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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 about 101ability