Job seekers must ‘dress for success’ for job fair

Christine June
415th Base Support Battalion

Dressing for success and bringing several copies of their resume is what job seekers need to remember when attending the Global Job Fair noon to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Armstrong Community Club, Bldg. 1036, Vogelweh Housing.
“This will be their first impression with a potential employer,” said Liesel Woodard, employment readiness program manager, 415th Base Support Battalion’s Army Community Service, which is sponsoring the job fair. “This job fair is very important to the community because it provides one-stop access for job seekers and gives them the opportunity to speak one-on-one to perspective employers.”
“As an employer, the job fair is so important because Child and Youth Services has reached a point where we are critically short staffed and can no longer meet the communities’ need for child care services,” said Steve Pelletier, chief, 415th BSB Child and Youth Services.
The Global Job Fair is conducted by the Military Overseas Recruiting Events. M.O.R.E., based out of Indianapolis, conducts job fairs for military communities in Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Korea, United Kingdom and Hawaii.
There will be a job assistance workshop, “Enhance Your Job Search,” presented by Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) Don Skipper, president, Career Beginnings Incorporated, Stone Springs, Ga.
Representatives from more than 20 stateside companies will be at the job fair hiring for jobs overseas and stateside, said Ms. Woodard. In addition, there will also be about 20 local companies and agencies available to assist job seekers in the employment process.
Stateside companies include the U.S. Department of State and several defense contractors. Participating local agencies are Army and Air Force community services and family support centers, child and youth services, non-appropriated funds and civilian personnel offices, education centers, Department of Defense Dependent Schools, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, community banks and service credit unions.
“We will have information on our vacancy announcements and other vacancy resources, information on our recruitment and hiring processes and application packages,” said Diana Hendrix, chief, Affirmative Employment Service, Ramstein Civilian Personnel Flight, 435th Mission Support Squadron.
The Air Force and the Army will have youth summer hire packages available at the job fair. The Army Civilian Personnel Office will be accepting youth summer hire packages until 4 p.m. May 7, and the Air Force CPF will accept packages until 3 p.m. May 28.
Interested job seekers can pre-register online at For more information, call Ms. Woodard at 489-7217.