Looking to meet with a VA recruiter? Forget the crowded conferences – VA is making it easier to connect with one by taking the traditional job fair online with a virtual open house.

Starting this month, we’re launching a new series of virtual open houses aimed at connecting doctors, nurses and job seekers in other critically needed occupations with a VA recruiter. The series will be hosted every fourth Wednesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. ET.

Registration is now live for the Feb. 24 event, and future registration links will be available on our website.

In addition to doctors and nurses, each month will offer a specialty booth focused on a specific field:

  • February: Psychology.
  • March: Physicians, social work.
  • April: Medical support assistants, medical technologists.
  • May: Nurses, practical nurses.
  • June: Medical records technicians.
  • July: Police.
  • August: Engineers.
  • September: Medical instrument technicians.

These occupations are being highlighted as part of VHA’s 75th anniversary celebration, recognizing decades of providing high quality health care to millions of the nation’s Veterans.

What to expect

Like a traditional job fair, these virtual open houses bring together employers and job seekers for a set period of time on a particular date. But instead of face-to-face meetings, you’ll connect via chat.

You’ll be able to upload your resume when you register and then participate in a brief, web-based chat with a recruiter, who will answer basic questions about working at VA and how to apply for open positions.

“This is a great chance for interested candidates to chat with recruiters who understand the process behind getting hired at VA,” said Mike Owens, recruitment marketing program specialist at VA.

To make the most of your time with a recruiter, make sure you prepare your questions ahead of time.

You should use a smartphone, tablet or computer with a reliable internet or wireless connection to connect. Our virtual career fairs are compatible with all internet browsers but work best with Chrome.

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If you’re considering a career caring for America’s heroes, now is a great time to get connected with one of our hiring experts.

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Published on Feb. 10, 2021

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  1. Rita Marquez March 12, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Is there a place for certified yoga and meditation instructors at VA hospitals? I have from the company, YogaFit, the 200-hour Yoga Instructor certificate, In addition to the Warriors 100 and 140 certificates for “Trauma Sensitive Teachers.” I am progressing through the iRest Level 1 course from Yoga International, taught by Dr Richard Miller. I am a USAF retiree and have found yoga and meditation therapeutic for myself. I would like to help other veterans. Should I apply somehow with the VA, or are these instructors only volunteers? If they are volunteers, it it through Red Cross? Or are they only people on the psychiatric staff? How does it work? How can I help? I am not a psychologist, but maybe I can assist.

  2. Sara February 23, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Can anyone tell me about the process for those people who are not living in US like me. It is my dream to work for the VA.

  3. Sonja Houllier February 18, 2021 at 4:35 am

    Hello. I’m a registered nurse whose been denied employment in the VA healthcare system for many, many years. Unfortunately, there’s no known resources to help disabled veterans like myself. I’ve reached out to a variety of VA staff but no one has been helpful. I recently received my nurse practitioner degree and certification but only see minimal job openings for this position that all require experience as a nurse practitioner. Talking with a recruiter is nearly impossible as I’ve been informed by one them that they are overwhelmed with job applicants reaching out to them and are unable to respond to all applicants. Even after finally reaching a recruiter, all of my questions are not answered. Subsequently, I’m directed to another VA staff member who also can’t answer all of my specific questions. Hopefully, I can get answers by participating in this virtual job fair.

  4. Abby Pledger February 17, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    It is my dream to work for the VA! I’m currently a graduate student studying visual rehabilitation therapy and orientation & mobility-graduating this December. I’d love an opportunity to intern or volunteer that that department!

  5. Scott Ashie February 15, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Please let me know when you might be hiring Massage Therapists.

    Thank you
    Scott Ashie LMT

  6. Timothy C Paul February 12, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Veteran Businesses need more business tools to include more/better financial acess to include funding.
    As well as better home buying benefits for veterans that are not service disabled.
    Also more contracting set a sides.

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