Job fairs coming to a town near you

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.

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.

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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 www.washingtonpost.com/careerfairs.

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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