Q. Will Hire Heroes USA get me a job?
A. Hire Heroes USA offers career transition assistance at no cost to transitioning service members, veterans and spouses who register. There is no guarantee that our services will result in a job offer, but our mission is to enable transitioning service members, veterans and spouses to successfully obtain civilian employment. As a registered Hire Heroes USA transitioning service member, veteran or spouse, you will be partnered with a Veteran Transition Specialist to:
- Create a tailored civilian resume that effectively highlights skills and achievements
- Translate military experience into civilian terminology
- Learn effective job search, strategic networking and interviewing techniques
- Get connected with companies who are actively looking to hire veterans
Q. Why is it important to send Hire Heroes USA a DD214?
A. A DD214 form is needed to confirm your status as a U.S. military veteran. Hire Heroes USA is unable to grant access to our Job Board without DD214 confirmation of your veteran status. For your privacy, please black out your social security number.
Q. Do I have to have a college degree in order to find employment with the help of Hire Heroes USA?
A. Earning a college degree can certainly enhance the number of employment opportunities available to you. However, you do not need a degree to register with our program. Hire Heroes USA Employment Partners offer a wide variety of excellent career opportunities via our Job Board that do not require a college degree.
Q. Is there a certain resume format I should use?
A. Hire Heroes USA highly recommends utilizing our Sample Resume Template as a guideline when building your resume. For assistance, please register online for our free career-coaching services.
Q. Why is it important to frequently check and respond to emails and voicemails?
A. While conducting a job search, please be sure to check your email/voicemail frequently in the event that a potential employer is trying to communicate with you. For example, an employer may need additional information or want to set up an interview. Responding to these communications in a timely manner lets the employer know that you are both interested and responsible.
Q. Why is it important to double check my voicemail message and ringtone choice?
A. Voicemail messages and ringtone choices can influence an employer’s first impression of you. Hire Heroes USA strongly recommends that you record a professional voicemail response and select a standard ring tone.
Q. Why is my email address important?
A. Like your resume, an email address offers a first impression of who you are. To ensure a professional and polished first impression to potential employers, Hire Heroes USA strongly recommends that you create an email address for business communication which simply contains your name. For example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.