reStart is committed to providing our candidates with a reliable service to achieve their individual career goals. 

With an extensive network of employers and workforce development services, reStart delivers access to a wide range of employment opportunities tailored to your skills and experience. reStart offers a convenient and efficient way to connect with employers seeking qualified, skilled candidates. Join the reStart candidate network to access valuable resources and services necessary to succeed in today’s competitive job market.

There is something for everyone to take away from a reStart Interview Event:
• career panel discussions and workshops hosted by industry experts
• access to dozens of companies and hundreds of career opportunities
• pre-scheduled private one-on-one interviews
• guaranteed face time with recruiters who have immediate needs
• networking cocktail reception to close each event

See what your fellow job seeking professionals have to say about their reStart experiences:

reStart provides nearly every tool needed, you simply need to show up and apply yourself.
Honestly, been to a lot of these and these were the best career fairs I’ve ever been to
Great first event I’ve participated in...extremely helpful & reStart looks to set everyone up for success.
I attended a restart event back in April in Reston - and received 2 job offers!! I accepted a new position at Radiant Solutions and started 2 weeks ago - I am loving it here!! I have registered for many an event in the past - but the fact that you got in touch and had already had three interviews scheduled is what prompted me to attend in person. You’re help is greatly appreciated
Thank you to the creator and staff for all your hard work and effort putting this together. I don’t know if you hear this often, but it is definitely appreciated to get veterans like me out there and focused on rather than going to a non-focused networking group where there is competition from other individuals that have been in the job market for years.
The Social event is a great, fun, very helpful networking event, and this distinguishes ReStart from other career fairs. Thanks to ReStart for making the career fair process productive and fun
I think reStart is an excellent career kick start!
I have been attending reStart and similar job fairs for over three years. I always see the same big-name defense contractors (Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grumman, BAE, BAH, etc.). This time, however, I was pleasantly surprised to see a number of smaller intelligence/tech companies whom I had not previously encountered. These appeared to be small, lean and hungry companies - eager to meet and hire motivated, security-cleared professionals - including military veterans. It was a welcome change from the well-worn routine of standing in line for thirty minutes at one of the huge contractor booths, just to hand them your resume and be told to visit their website. These smaller firms actually took the time to sit down and talk with you. A simple gesture like a chair in front of a table sends a powerful message to job-seeking candidates! I even got to meet the CEO of one such small company. As always, reStart provided top-notch physical arrangements and unrivaled hospitality. Ken Fuller is simply the best specialized hiring event organizer in the DC Metro region.
Highly recommend people to attend ReStart event it will change you dramatically.
Experience was great. It was nice to meet Ken for the first time. He runs an excellent hiring event. I’ve been to many over the years and this one made things extremely easy for the person searching for new employment. I will most definitely be back to another reStart event and highly recommend it to others who are seeking out new employment.
Truly it was all top-notch - the venue, food, welcome, logistics, panel and set of recruiter companies - I would definitely go again (but I hope that the leads I have now will make that unnecessary!)
Attended a reStart event in Tysons Corner, VA last week Tue, interviewed with a company last Fri, got an offer Fri afternoon, got approved by customer Tue morning. Thrilled to be starting the next chapter very soon. Just as important, made some valuable contacts. My thanks to Ken Fuller and his reStart team for the outstanding work they do to make these kinds of connections possible.
Was well worth while, since knew what companies would be there before hand and that they were hiring for the positions I’d be interested in applying
Good Attendance, Good mix of companies, Good food and refreshments at networking after the career fair. Excellent Re-Start Career-Fair host
The atmosphere (by the vendors) was welcoming which made sharing thoughts and promoting your expertise all the more worthwhile (and “easy”).
This was my first event. I am a transitioning service member and before I attended I had my reservations. When the event was complete I came out feeling extremely good about my job search. I will recommend attending a reStart event to all of my transitioning friends.
Being unemployed can so easily be disheartening and it is easy to lose faith. This forum treated applicants very, very respectfully which was much appreciated
It was amazing. No long lines, great food, companies were open and easy to talk to about positions. reStart is the best job fair I have ever attended
Ken’s team always provides a well organized job fair with employers ready to hire. Best job fair in the DC metro area to attend if you have a security clearance!
One of the best hiring events I have attended. It was small enough to make real connections and the focus on security clearances made it clear that the companies who were there were actually looking for candidates rather than advertising their companies.
I was immensely impressed with the event. Everything from the catering, to the information given, to the size to prevent over crowding was amazing. I didn’t feel rushed to see each company and actually talk to them, nor did I feel left out in anyway. I was able to talk with representatives at each both long enough to both get a good idea about their company as well as giving them enough information about myself. The informal social section at the end of the event allowed for a more relaxed time to network and really give a great impression.
reStart is a professional organization striving to match cleared and qualified candidates with the right company. The fair was well organized, informative and the bonus refreshments eased candidates nerves. Thank you for a great time. I hope to hear from two of the represented employers in the near future.
Was debating on not coming due to attending previous events not given by reStart, thinking I would get the same results. Boy was I wrong. This was one of the best events I’ve attended. For this to be my first time ever using reStart I found it to be a very satisfying and positive experience.
I thought it was one of the best career events I ever attended. The recruiters were warm and welcome and it was so nice that reStart provided food and drinks, too! I think reStart events are awesome.
Thanks for having the event. This was the first hiring event that I’ve gone to that didnt feel like a cattle call.
Re-Start is a great way to meet many potential employers in a matter of a couple of hours. i can’t think of a better way to find a new position in so short a period of time.
Wonderful experience. No your usual job fair. Having interviews scheduled prior to attending is amazing.
Great job on the reStart Job Fair two days ago at Tysons! I’m a regular at job fairs and yours definitely stood out, with the complimentary food and the quality recruiters you brought on who really cared about me and took the time to get to know me and help me. The fact that you kept the event small also created a friendly atmosphere of camaraderie. I was especially pleasantly surprised that the CACI recruiters you brought on (Tim Huntzberry) showed a lot of care and offered to be my point person at CACI, when my experience with CACI has always been a black hole whenever I apply. I also got an interview with SMS the next day and I appear to be on the way to receiving a job offer in just a couple short days!
I am so glad I attended. Very professional, absolutely worth your time, and I HIGHLY recommend all attend if they can!
Well worth the trip, if you prepare properly companies are ready to hire!
BY FAR THE Best Beltway Job Fair I have attended! All the company representative were fully engaged, thoughtful, happy and excited to be there. The networking and potential opportunities explored were of significant high value! Thank you very much.
Not your average job fair. Totally worth it!
I really enjoyed the event. What stuck with me after I left was the space. I have been to other events where there were many more employers in a much smaller space which made it feel tight and cramped. This event was spacious, easy to walk around which made it comfortable to speak with employers. I didn’t get the impression I was being rushed.
This is a must to attend for those seeking to better their careers.
This was the first and last job fair I ever needed coming straight out of the Military, was offered 3 offer letters within 36 hours of leaving the event!!!
One of the best, if not the best, job fair I have ever attended. Having limited companies and invitees allowed for us to be able to get real time with each company that was interested in speaking with us.
The ReStart events are personal. It isn’t over crowded, where you feel like a number. You get the opportunity to speak to the recruiters, and network with others.
The whole process was a win and I want to again thank reStart for taking the time to contact me and following up with updates about the event!
I felt it catered to me as a job seeker/networker, which has not been my experience at other non-restart cleared career fairs in the area. For me as a job seeker/networker, that was by far the most productive career fair (cleared or uncleared) I have been to.
This was the best event of this kind that I have attended in my 30 year working life. I had real interactions with decision makers influencing hiring. I have had half a dozen call backs about specific jobs already one day later. This was a serious event for serious people. I never had the sense that the company representatives were just passing the time. The attendees were for the most part serious people as well. The event itself was flawless. The timing of everything was perfect. The food was good. It wasnt too crowded and not too empty either. The facility was first rate as was every aspect of this event. Thanks Ken!
The October 2016 reStart event was phenomenal. All companies represented were obviously seeking to fill positions and their representatives were very helpful in providing information about the company and the next step in the process. Great job!
Its such a great opportunity to start your networking. My phone/email is buzzing with opportunities, it seems one opportunity is leading to another. THANK YOU!
It was nice to be at a job fair where it didn’t feel like a “cattle call” I was at one where you stood in line over an hour, and that didn’t mean you got in to see any of the recuiters
I appreciated the inclusiveness and attentiveness shown by Mr. Fuller, who gave me the impression that he really cares about my getting a job/contract and having a good career. You repeatedly sent out emails filled with useful information on hotel address, directions, scheduled interviews and tips on having a good experience. The selection of companies present offered a wonderful cross-section of companies, large and small, prime and sub. The panel discussion on tailoring resumes, employee referrals, contingent offers and keyword/buzzword search engines was valuable. If you could send out a recap/synopsis of the panel discussion, including the names of the keyword search engine websites, that would be great. Thank you again to everyone who helped set up this interview event. I have been to a lot of “hand-shake, resume hand-off” job “fairs”, places to meet people and obtain pens, magnets, stress balls, and daily planners. This felt more like a place where I was actually interviewing for positions with these very relevant and well-known companies. Thank you for investing in our and our country’s future by bringing difference-makers and potential employees into one convenient place. Cheers!
For the jobseeker... If you are even remotely interested in the new career, become part of these events. Your resume is put in front of the companies that are looking for people like you. It will be worth your time.
This reStart event afforded attendees benefits that are not found at other job fairs. The panel discussion, preset interviews and limited number of companies made this one of the best I have ever attended. Thank you Mr. Ken Fuller!
Kenneth, I really appreciate the invite to your reStart Hiring & Networking Event on 24 May. Before the event even started you invited a panel of four recruiters to give expert advice on how to be successful at a job fair. I spoke with two of those recruiters individually and one was able to land me a position with Booz Allen Hamilton. Again, thank you for the opportunity! Jason Chambers, CPO, USN Ret. BAH, IT Infrastructure Design Engineer
I have been to many hiring events including many designed specifically for veterans or transitioning junior officers. This is the best hiring event I have ever attended. Most of the recruiters would review your resume and give you honest feedback as to whether or not you were a fit for them. They were very fair about it.
A wonderful experience, not only was I able to meet like minded individuals and increase my networking contacts but I was also able to get great recommended changes on resume and re-print them out on the spot, I was also able to hand give my resumes and improve my interview skills to recruiters and hiring managers from top-notch companies.
I found this specific event (including the panel) to have been one of the most professional events I have ever attended.
This was a great experience, I would recommend anybody to attend a restart event.
I would say anybody that has a chance to attend. Please do it is a good experience and you meet the hiring managers. I would say it is better than the traditional job fairs.”

”An excellent opportunity to connect potential employees to talented applicants. The panel discussion was very informative and designed to set the candidates up for success.”

”I was hesitent to attend because I did not know if/how I could benefit from attending, but, in fact my attendance was greatly beneficial. THANK YOU”

”Wonderful experience overall. Great work Ken, you all made the my first job fair a productive and pleasant one.”

”Companies at the ReStart hiring event event had more representatives (recruiters and hiring managers) present and spent more time - quality time with the job candidates than experienced at other job fairs.”

The event framework was one of the best for events of the type that I have attended.”

”best job fair I’ve attended in recent years - 1. had an excellent selection of companies with positions similar to what I’m looking for 2. the companies came ready to discuss job opportunities, not just take your resume and direct you to their web site”

”This was successful. I was able to talk enough to answer screening questions. Most job fairs are 60 second stand up things with handing a resume, saying what kind of position by title and leaving it at that (along with a line 10 deep behind me). Your event allowed several minutes, and I think that is much better to explain why (the effort is being shut down by the government) and brief expectations on both sides. Many booths seemed to have a technical person and not just HR, which is excellent to eliminate disconnects regarding skills / buzzwords.”

”It was a great experience I had a chance to speak with hiring managers and recruiters. I will definitely be coming to the next event. I would say to anyone that would like to attend should, it is something that is worth while it is something new, much better than the traditional job fair.”

”reStart does a great job - best I have attended”

”My first time attending a reStart event. I thought the most impactful feature was allowing companies to review resumes ahead of time and schedule morning interviews. I received two interviews, and was able to discuss how my skills will benefit those companies in a 1-on-1 environment. It shortens the overall timeline for both recruiter and job seeker.”

”it was one of the best setup job fairs i have ever attended”

”This was the best part of the event! Thank you for establishing this type of format...sustain! One of my two interviews have led to additional conversation between the company & I based on mutual interest.

Candidate Benefits: 

•    Interview on the spot with participating employers.  
•    Stand Out as a prospective hire by directly engaging with professional recruiters.
•    Meet new companies and employers with career opportunities you may not have known of.
•    Network with hiring managers, exhibitors and attendees to expand your professional network.  
•    Discover valuable career transition tools & services offered by reStart's industry partners. 
•    Learn about the market outlook, industry trends & more through our morning sessions & workshops. 
•    Excel and gain a competitive advantage with complimentary resume critiques & workforce development services.