Maximizing the Job Board: Tips for Employers

Maximizing the Job Board: Tips for Employers

The Hire Heroes USA job board is a great place to find qualified veterans, who are ready to work and looking for the right career opportunity. However, the veteran community is only half of what makes our job board important. The other half is you – the employers that partner with Hire Heroes USA, furthering our mission to assist veterans and military spouses with obtaining employment in the civilian workforce.

One of the key benefits of being an employment partner with Hire Heroes USA, is that you can receive direct referrals of veteran clients who are potentially good fits for your positions. There are also tools on the job board that can help you find candidates for your job opening(s).

The following tips are to help you make the most of your employer account on our job board:

Make sure your Employer Profile is complete and visible

The Hire Heroes USA job board has an Employer Directory that is updated on a regular basis, to accurately reflect our partnerships with the hundreds of companies that use our platform. The Employer Profile is the perfect place to provide additional information and insight about your organization, as well as your company culture. You can post videos, multiple web links, and even your mission statement. You have control over whether your profile is visible to job seekers, or not. It is Hire Heroes USA’s recommendation that every company profile be made public, because that’s the only way the company will appear in the Employer Directory. Job seekers often use the directory to search for specific employers. Scrolling through the directory allows them to see which companies are partnered with Hire Heroes USA. Veterans and military spouses trust us to connect them with companies that seek their talent, so we do what we can to accurately reflect those partnerships.

Create job postings that are veteran-friendly

When military members and their families transition back into civilian life, it is often accompanied by fear and uncertainty, especially with regards to employment. If a veteran’s entire career and professional stems from his or her military service, they may be hesitant about how to start a job search, which jobs to apply for, and how to make their skills transferable to non-military positions. As the employer, you can help alleviate this stress by making sure your job postings include information that lets veterans know your company is open to the experience they have, you desire it, and you value it. This will provide them more confidence in applying to the career opportunities posted on the job board. Examples of this would be (if applicable):

You can even do something as simple as making sure your job posting clearly divides the qualifications into “Required” and “Preferred”.

Make the most of the resume database

The resume database is a key tool for employers on the Hire Heroes USA job board, and there are approximately 100 new profiles created every week. You can find thousands of veteran and military spouse profiles – each of them actively seeking employment from companies that are looking to hire solid, qualified people. By using the database filters, you can narrow down your search results to find the candidates you want and need for your open positions. Because of Hire Heroes USA’s vetting process, you can also be assured that the job seekers are transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses.

Provide feedback about your experience

As an employer, your experience using our job board is very important. If there is something you are either dissatisfied with, or thought was a great help to you, Hire Heroes USA wants to know about it! We want to bridge the gap between job-ready veterans and military spouses, and the companies that are interested in hiring them. Because of that, feedback about your user experience, suggestions for improvements, and anything else you want to share with us is always welcome.

Maximizing the Job Board: Tips for Job Seekers

Maximizing the Job Board: Tips for Job Seekers

The Hire Heroes USA Job Board is a great resource for transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses. Besides the fact that you can search for jobs that are available through our partnered employers, you are also visible to companies that are actively searching for veteran talent to fill their open positions.

The Hire Heroes USA job board is niche – it’s only open to military members, veterans and military spouses. This means a smaller applicant pool, providing you a distinct advantage to showcase your skills and be seen by recruiters. The following tips are to help you make the most of your job seeker account within our job board. We want you to be successful in securing employment with a veteran-friendly company that will see the true value in hiring you.

Visit the job board on a regular basis

We all know that life happens and we get busy with things. But, if you’ve made the decision to find employment elsewhere, then a certain amount of time must be dedicated to your job search in order to be successful. Visiting the job board 2-3 times a week, at a minimum, provides you the necessary visibility on any new jobs that have posted in your area and desired career field. These visits are especially useful if you haven’t set up customized job alerts.

Prepare your profile to be viewed by employers

The Hire Heroes USA job board is not only a place for you to upload your resume, it’s also where you can build a profile to showcase your experience and skill set. You are more than just a sheet of paper with a list of transferrable skills and work experience. Veterans are educated, intelligent, versatile, disciplined, and so much more. Your profile page provides you a great opportunity for employers to see that. There, you can share your professional social media platforms, like LinkedIn. You are also able to post a photo to accompany your job board profile. It is important to remember that your profile photo should be clear, front-facing and professional. A simple headshot is ideal.

Utilize the customized job alerts

If your time is limited, the customized job alerts – that are offered on the job board – are a great option. With customized job alerts, you can have notifications sent you your email that can be as general or as specific as you want. You can customize them by keyword, job title, company, location, and job type, as well as deciding how often you want to be notified. If you don’t want to limit yourself, you can create multiple alerts, too. By giving yourself as much visibility as possible to the new jobs that are being posted on the job board, you won’t miss any opportunities.

Take Advantage of the Industry Resources Provided

In addition to the job postings, the Hire Heroes USA job board also provides job seekers with the following: information on veteran-friendly companies and what they are looking for; a highlighted list of job openings with our employment partners; guidance on what to do at career fairs, and so much more. It is important that you use the resources to the best of your ability, because the information has been specifically compiled for your benefit. Tips like proper etiquette, hiring processes within a company and sought-after skills/experience can be very helpful to your job search.

Johnnie Walker is Presenting Sponsor of Hire Heroes USA’s 4th Annual New York City Benefit

Event benefits national nonprofit’s continued work to assist U.S. veterans into the civilian workforce

Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch whisky brand, is this year’s presenting sponsor for Hire Heroes USA’s New York City Benefit, an exclusive, annual event that, to date, has raised nearly $1 million in support of the national nonprofit – a top employment resource for thousands of transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses annually across the United States and around the world.

Army veteran Noah Galloway – the inspirational author of Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier, who is known by many for his third-place finish on ABC’s hit series Dancing with the Stars and his appearance on the cover of Men’s Health magazine in 2014 as the “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” – is the keynote speaker for Thursday’s major fundraising event in New York City. Galloway is a double amputee, following a life-changing injury three months into his second tour in Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Johnnie Walker’s sponsorship of the event is part of a year-long partnership with Hire Heroes USA that includes a variety of veteran-focused initiatives throughout the year including a donation to the nonprofit.

“We are both honored and grateful for this growing partnership with Johnnie Walker, an iconic brand that is held in high regard worldwide. Their commitment to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces through their generous support of Hire Heroes USA comes as we celebrate 10 years of impact on the lives of veterans and their families,” said Christopher Plamp, Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of Hire Heroes USA, and a retired Air Force colonel.

“Hire Heroes USA will confirm its 20,000th hire this month, a milestone that represents an estimated economic impact of $242 million in the veteran space,” Plamp continued. “Our team has experienced remarkable growth in demand for services in just the past three years. Johnnie Walker’s support enables us to assist more clients and continue our committed focus on reducing underemployment and unemployment among our nation’s veterans.”

Stephanie Jacoby, Vice President of Johnnie Walker North America, stated, “We are so proud to continue partnering with Hire Heroes USA for a second year. Their work with our military and veteran communities inspires us and deeply connects to our purpose of inspiring personal progress in others, which has been at the heart of our brand for nearly 200 years. It’s an honor to continue supporting their efforts and celebrating all those who have bravely served.”

Hire Heroes USA’s free, personalized career coaching services include resume assistance, mock interviews, federal sector help, and job sourcing, as well as virtual career fairs. By aligning itself with employment partners that range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, the nonprofit also offers a job board that features thousands of career opportunities every month from companies that are seeking veteran talent.

About Hire Heroes USA: 
Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area, with additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA is the preeminent veteran service organization providing employment services to transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses across the United States and around the world. Hire Heroes USA recently earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year, and it also is a GuideStar Platinum level participant. The national nonprofit provides consistently effective, individualized career coaching services with an uncompromising focus on results. Hire Heroes USA’s programs are funded exclusively by private grants and public donations. For more information about our mission, our services, and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, please visit us online at and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram

About Johnnie Walker: 
Johnnie Walker is the world’s number one Scotch Whisky brand, enjoyed by people in over 180 countries around the world. Since the time of its founder, John Walker, those who blend its whiskies have pursued flavour and quality above all else. Six generations of skilled Master Blenders have pioneered and crafted bold new flavours that have transformed a small Scottish grocery store business, founded in 1820, into an international whisky business selling stylish, authentic, and iconic blends. Today’s range of award-winning whiskies includes Johnnie Walker Red Label, Black Label, Double Black, Green Label, Gold Label Reserve, Aged 18 Years and Blue Label. Together they account for nearly 19 million cases sold annually (IWSR, 2016), making Johnnie Walker the most popular Scotch Whisky brand in the world. For more information visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @JohnnieWalkerUS. #KeepWalkingAmerica


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