Welcome to the ABILITY Job Fair
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 11am to 3pm MST
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 12pm to 4pm CST
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 1pm to 5pm EST
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 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.”
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 New ABILITY Job Fair Portal
Meet our new "job seeker friendly" portal! One-on-one video meetings with optional ASL interpreters.
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.
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
1. Click the Portal Entrance Button
This area can be found below. Keep in mind that login is required to use the demonstration. During the job fair, each employer has a similar portal entrance on their page.
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.
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.
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.
Job Fair Portal Demonstration
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.
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 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”
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.