Volunteer Spotlight: Cindy
When it comes to volunteering with Hire Heroes USA, Cindy Robak can think of nothing more rewarding. She takes pride in helping our clients overcome the obstacles that come with transitioning out of the military and finding the confidence to strive toward their career goals. Working together to determine ways the client can make those dreams a reality is what keeps Cindy driven and motivated to give of her time selflessly.
Cindy found our services during the COVID-19 lockdown and loved the flexibility of being able to help virtually. Her extensive experience in human resources and leadership coaching have been paramount to the mentorship of over 20 different clients since she began.
“The years I have spent in Human Resources, particularly in the interview and selection process, helps me to share the perspective of a hiring manager when I work with clients. I reference examples of effective ways to respond to questions and what to avoid. I have utilized various approaches for interview questions at different companies, so it also helps to point this out and discuss ways to be as prepared as possible regardless of the type of questions they may be asked.”
Cindy’s experience and insight can be seen in our client feedback as well! Gaby R., a military spouse, shared this feedback:
“[Cindy] really gave me great perspective on how to approach my interview and how to position my experience. She really listened to my concerns and provided actionable advice that I applied successfully to a recent interview.”
So what can others do to follow Cindy’s footsteps and be that supportive figure for our service members, veterans and their families?
“I would encourage others to support veterans and military spouses by helping them build their professional network, refer them to job and learning opportunities that they may be interested in, share social media posts for those who are looking for opportunities, volunteer to practice interviewing with them and become a committed Hire Heroes USA volunteer!”
Cindy leads by example and brings a high level of care to each client she is paired with. Through her mentoring, coaching and networking skills, she has provided valuable guidance and support to those who have served our country and their families. Her contributions to Hire Heroes USA are truly commendable, and we are grateful for the passion and generosity she brings to our organization.
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.