Volunteer Spotlight: Denise
‘Paying it forward’ is a consistent value of the volunteers on the Hire Heroes USA team. This month’s volunteer spotlight, Denise Bitler, embodies an attitude of gratitude and giving back to those who have afforded her the freedom to pursue her passions.
“The most rewarding part of volunteering with Hire Heroes USA is knowing that I am making a difference in the life of someone who has sacrificed so much for me and our country. What keeps me involved is the relationships that I have developed with these amazing clients.”
Denise utilizes over 30+ years in HR, resume writing and interview preparation to provide veterans and military spouses a sense of confidence and empowerment in their career search. Given that she’s conducted thousands of corporate interviews over the course of her own career, she brings a unique perspective to the transition journey. She knows what recruiters desire in a candidate and when asked the best piece of advice she had for a job seeker, her response was:
“Before you begin your job search, be sure to identify your personal value proposition-what makes you unique and the best person for the job. You should then make sure that all of your career collateral (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, etc.) shares and supports that value proposition.”
With a rich history in a career where Denise went above and beyond to support her employees, it’s no surprise that she excells in building relationships and having client interactions that have a lasting impact. One particular client she served made an exceptional impression on her:
“I worked with one serviceman who had just retired from the military and had no concept of how to create, use, and effectively manage a LinkedIn profile. We created and optimized his profile, I taught him how to find people, join groups, and build his network. About 2 months after we finished working together, he emailed me so excited to share he had started work at his dream job. His excitement and pride really made my day.”
By giving of her time and knowledge, Denise is extending the warmest ‘thank you’ to all of the veterans and military spouses she has assisted in their career transition journeys. We are incredibly thankful to have her expertise and heart on the Hire Heroes USA volunteer team.
If you would like to make a difference in the lives of veterans and military spouses, please click here to learn more about volunteering with Hire Heroes USA.