This year’s Building Careers for Life Development Fair features sessions designed to help those in the occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) field advance their current careers and find and maintain positions in the industry. The CareerAdvantage Development Fair also provides an opportunity for employers and OEHS professionals to mingle and make important contacts.

The Development Fair offers employers and recruiters the tools to find ideal candidates to fill valuable positions. Through the CareerAdvantage Development Fair Package, those searching for qualified personnel can:

  • Access thousands of IH and OEHS résumés
  • Post up to three job listings on the main website, from May 1, 2017 until June 30, 2017
  • Select candidates before attending the development fair in Seattle, Washington for on-site interviews 
  • Network with OEHS professionals and other recruiters 

Job seekers receive career counseling, free résumé postings, access to job listings, on-site interviewing, and networking. AIHA will also host informative seminars and workshops for AIHce attendees:

  • Personal Mock Interviewing Sessions
  • Résumé Critiquing and Improvement
  • Seminars
  • Speed Network

For more information , Senior Manager of Member and Customer Relations, at (703) 846-0782.



CareerAdvantage Development Fair Agenda


Washington State Convention Center
Hall 4B, Level 4

Career Portfolio: The New Professional Development Tool

Monday, June 5, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

A career portfolio is a visual representation of your abilities, skills, capabilities, knowledge and professional qualities. It can represent your potential. Physically, it's a collection of items and documents - tangible materials - that represent work-related events from your professional life, as well as your community involvement. Seminar attendees will gain insight regarding how to organize and prepare a portfolio of accomplishments to support their career success in job-hunting, employee evaluations and promotions. 

Let’s Get Hired!

Monday, June 5, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Advice for getting your resume into the hands of the hiring manager, as well as interview etiquette, will be provided to attendees of this interactive seminar. We will discuss the appropriate information to include on your resume, as well as editing and formatting recommendations to highlight key points for hiring and human resources managers. The presentation will also include tips and do’s and don’ts that participants can use to beef up their resumes. Additionally, seasoned hiring managers from within the industry will provide their perspective regarding what they look for in a candidate and things that turn them off during an interview.

Mock Interviewing

Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 AM – Noon

See yourself through an employer’s eyes when you meet with an experienced hiring manager during a mock interview. You will receive helpful feedback and learn how to make the most effective presentation of skills, abilities, and professionalism. Reserve your slot today by contacting Wanda Barbour at to schedule your own personal session.

Speed Networking

Tuesday, June 6, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Build lasting connections with colleagues from all professional levels and industrial settings at this innovative and fun networking event. It’s simple! Introduce yourself to a new colleague by spending 5 minutes with them as you try to match what you learn about them with a bingo spot on the “build your network” networking card. Use this opportunity to learn more about them before you move on to your next connection. There will be prizes for the top networkers! Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards for this fun and exciting networking event. Registration starts at 2:45 P.M., or by stopping by CareerAdvantage Development Fair Hall 4B, Level 4 any time prior to the event.

Résumé Critiquing

Bring your résumé to the CareerAdvantage Development Fair to sign up for your individual résumé critiquing session with an experienced hiring director. You will get helpful feedback directly related to style, length, focus, use of accomplishments, keywords and more.

Monday, June 5

9:00 AM – Noon and 3:15 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, June 6

9:00 – 10:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Wednesday, June 7

9:00 AM – Noon