CareerAdvantage Development Fair

​​Monday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

PCC, Hall B – The Hub, Sect​ion CADF

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  
  • Select candidates before attending the development fair in Philadelphia, PA for on-site interviews  
  • Network with OEHS professionals and other recruiters  
For more information on rates, visit us here​.

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, contact Wanda Barbour​, Senior Manager of Member and Customer Relations, at 703-846-0782.

CareerAdvantage Development Fair Agenda

What Is a Résumé vs. Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

Monday, May 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Job searching can be one of the most challenging and stressful times in a person’s life. Developing a résumé is not an easy task for many people, as we strive to relay all essential and professional information about ourselves in an effort to gain a leg up on the competition. In an effort to assemble the perfect résumé, we sometimes unknowingly list too much information and create a “book” on our work/life history. This “book” is considered a curriculum vitae, or CV, and is not a résumé. In this session, presenters will discuss the differences between the two and provide tips for enhancing your résumé.

Onboarding a New Industrial Hygienist: The Good, the Bad, and the Better

Monday, May 21, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We live in a dynamic work environment: new industrial hygiene professionals are entering the workplace, and industrial hygienists are changing jobs more frequently than ever before. This seminar will focus on the aspects of onboarding a new IH professional—from the first day on the job through independent work. An example onboarding process will be presented as well as challenges, successes, and best practices. Multiple presenters working in private industry, government, and human resources will share their onboarding experiences. Audience participation is encouraged.

Mock Interviewing  

Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

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 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, May 22, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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.  

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.

Mon​day, May 21

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

9:00 a.m. – Noon ​​

​​​​Register Now!