Workshops and Hiring Events

What is a Virtual Hiring Event?

Virtual hiring events are similar to in-person, real world hiring events, except that they are held online using a virtual platform. Due to limits on convening large numbers of people together in the era of COVID-19, virtual hiring events will still allow those employers with open positions to be find the talent they need.

Get tips on how to make a good impression at a virtual hiring event by clicking the button below.

Our Workshops Can Help You Compete And Succeed

Check out our statewide online workshops to help you search for a job, prepare for an interview, and develop strategies to succeed in your job search and on the job. These workshops are free to attend, but many require registration. For more information on how to attend a workshop, click the button below.

Many of these workshops are approved job search activities for UI recipeints - check listings carefully to see if which ones can be counted.

Search More Job Openings

Our job listings page is a compiled list of job search databases from various large companies as well as frequently updated Hot Job listings from WorkSource and current openings with Washington ESD. 

Find Other Hiring Events and Workshops on

Check out WorkSource Washington's website for workshops and hiring events on their website. Due to COVID-19, many workshops and hiring events are virtual (online) and do not require you to appear in person.

Upcoming Job Fairs, Hiring Events, and Workshops

Finding Your Next Career Opportunity

This is a monthly regional hiring event that takes place in person or online. A variety of local businesses with hiring needs attend and engage candidates in online or in person chat. Registration is required, and WorkSource staff are available to support job seekers and businesses. Find Work Fridays are promoted through WorkSource Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Facebook sites. Use the tips below for Making a Good Impression at a Virtual Hiring Event to prepare for Find Work Fridays. 

Making a Good Impression at a Virtual Hiring Event

  1. Have your resume ready to go.
  2. Research companies in advance if you have a list of those planning on attending.
  3. Make sure to register in advance.
  4. Test your equipment in advance and make sure you have a working webcam on your computer, phone, or tablet. Some events are chat only however many utilize video conferencing.
  5. Prepare to be on camera, if that option is available, and dress for the job. Some employers may want to speak with you face to face.
  6. Minimize distractions- try to attend in a private room and watch your background.
  7. Be prepared and practice talking about yourself and your experience out loud. If an employer selects you to talk, you will be ready to go and already have an idea of what you want to say. Remember to practice smiling and using positive body language.
  8. Prepare questions to ask the employer about the organization and the role.
  9. Ask for next steps, contact information, and send a thank you right away via email.