Carrington came to the Peer Navigators in November 2011 after he was informed that he would be medically retired from the Air Force. He was instructed to access the program by his commander at Shriever AFB, as his commander had heard about the Peer Navigator’s involvement with the USO Mentorship program.
Gather the following documents and put them into your portfolio:
- The job description or advertisement
- Copies of your resume and cover letter
- A list of professional references and/or letter of recommendation prepared on a separate sheet of paper. Be sure to have complete names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses so that the employer can easily contact your references. Continue reading “Put Together Your Portfolio” »
Practice Good Nonverbal Communication: It’s about demonstrating confidence – standing straight, making eye contact and connection with a good, firm handshake. That first impression can be a great beginning – or quick ending – to your interview.
Dress for the Job or Company: Today’s casual dress codes do not give you permission to dress as “they” do when you interview. It is important to look professional and well-groomed. Whether you wear a suit or something less formal depends on the company culture and the position you are seeking. If possible, call to find out about the company dress code before the interview. Continue reading “Ace the Interview: Guidelines for Making a Great Impression” »
1. Tell me about yourself. Be brief! Keep this answer to 30-45 seconds max or you will lose the employers attention very quickly. Remember, ‘tell me about yourself’ doesn’t mean they want your life story. Summarize your skills and experience in a way that make you stand out and show why you are the best person for the job.
Sample Answer: “Hello, my name is Brian Murphy. I am a law enforcement professional with a degree in criminal justice and active Top Secret security clearance. My qualifications include fifteen years of experience in international and homeland security and outstanding leadership capability managing large security teams. My experience also includes knowledge of patrol, search and rescue and investigative and criminal procedures. I am a sharpshooter with expert marksman qualifications as well. I would like to discuss how I can bring these skills and experience to your company.”
HONOLULU — Online registration is now available for the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees’ (NCASEF) 37th National Convention and Trade Show, which will be held July 8 – 12, 2012 in Honolulu, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. The theme of this year’s convention, “Islands of Opportunity,” is meant to reflect the optimism of the franchisees, their families, and the vendors who will attend this year’s convention. Continue reading “Registration Opens for Annual 7-Eleven Franchisee Association Convention” »
5th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink MAYHEM Festival Announces VIP Charity Ticket Auctions That Will Put Fans Onstage With Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead Or Anthrax
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5th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink MAYHEM Festival Announces VIP Charity Ticket Auctions that will put Fans Onstage with Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead or Anthrax – Proceeds to Benefit ‘Metal of Honor’
May 10, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – The 5th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink MAYHEM Festival, featuring headliners Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead and Anthrax, is proud to announce the 2012 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with their favorite bands. Proceeds will benefit Metal of Honor and Living The Dream Foundation.
7-Eleven Franchisees Support Hire Heroes
CSD Staff | May 01, 2012- Link: http://www.csdecisions.com/2012/05/01/7-eleven-franchisees-support-hire-heroes/
“The franchisees of 7-Eleven, their families, employees and all of our customers recognize what our servicemen and women do for our country and we are honored to be able to give back to them,” says the national chairman of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees. Continue reading “7-Eleven Franchisees Support Hire Heroes” »
Veteran-Friendly Waste Management pledges financial and ongoing support to assist in Hire Heroes USA’s efforts in 2012 and beyond.
Hire Heroes USA is committed to serving our Nation’s veterans through job search training and assistance. Essential to our mission – and to keep our services free for veterans – is the generosity and support of private individuals and corporate partners, such as Waste Management. Continue reading “Waste Management Partners with Hire Heroes USA to Help End Veteran Unemployment” »
Source: The NonProfit Times 4/16/12
After years of alcoholism, drug abuse and petty theft, Deborah Jane “Janie” Marsh found herself unemployed, homeless and facing almost three years in prison. While incarcerated, Marsh decided she’d had enough of that life.
The 43-year-old completed a rehabilitation program, then took a six-week workforce readiness course run by Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Williamette in Portland, Ore. She learned skills such as how to fill out a job application, how to search for a job, how to dress for an interview and how to address with potential employers her felony convictions for drug possession, burglary and identity theft. Upon her release, the Goodwill Job Connection Program helped her find a job, which she has held for three years. Marsh has earned a college degree in landscape architecture and is pursuing a graduate degree.
We are pleased to announce that HHUSA veteran, Mr. Alex Luchsinger hired as a News Writer for Fox News, out of New York, NY. Mr. Luchsinger is a former Marine, who served with distinction. He recently graduated with a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University. Alex registered with HHUSA on January 27th, 2011 and received resume assistance, job search assistance, interview preparation and career counseling assistance from the Hire Heroes USA Staff. He was also featured in our “Veteran Spotlight” newsletter.