Targeted job fairs may offer an opportunity for employment but also may give you a peek into what’s out there in terms of your career. Here are a few that are coming up.


Job fairs may make some people feel like a needle in a haystack, but some are so targeted that they may be worth your while. Even if you’re not looking for a job at the moment, it’s sometimes fruitful just to mill about and see what’s out there. (You may, however, want to don a wig or fake beard in case you run into your current employer.)

Here are some tech-concentrated job fairs that are coming up:

The Washington Post Career Fair

This happens on December 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. All job seekers must bring a hard copy of their resume to the event for evaluation prior to admittance to ensure that all pavilion-specific qualifications are met. For questions, visit

Targeted Job Fairs (Dice Holdings, Inc. is its parent company) produces career fairs in virtually every major market in North America. (For more information, click here.) Here’s a list of upcoming job fairs for the Technology, Engineering, and Security Clearance Career fairs:

December 4, 2008
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marriott Boston Burlington

Rt 128 & 3A (One Mall Road)

Burlington, MA 01803

December 8, 2008
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport

7032 Elm Road

Baltimore, MD 21240

December 9, 2008
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express

4035 N. Nellis Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV 89115

January 13, 2009
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holiday Inn Edison

3050 Woodbridge Avenue

Edison, NJ 08837

January 14, 2009
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
North Raleigh Hilton

3415 Wake Forest Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

January 22, 2009
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Windemere Hotel & Conference Center

2047 S. Highway 92

Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85635

January 27, 2009
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marriott Huntsville

5 Tranquility Base

Huntsville, AL 35805

January 27, 2009
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dulles Expo & Conference Center

4368 Chantilly Center

Chantilly, VA 20153

January 29, 2009
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim

2085 South Harbor Boulevard

Anaheim, CA 92802

January 29, 2009
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Network Meeting Center at Techmart

5201 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

March 11, 2009
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, DC, DC 20001


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