Hired Veteran Gary Steensgard

Hired as a Human Resources Supervisor in Forest, NC
United States Army, E-8, Recruiter

Gary Steensgard

I recently separated from the United States Army after 23 years of service. As I began searching for jobs, I was totally overwhelmed by the resume requirements, various formats and feedback from hundreds of different job search resources.

I registered for services with Hire Heroes USA and was connected with a Transition Specialist, who helped me completely rework my resume. The Volunteer Program at Hire Heroes USA also connected me with a mock interviewer, who worked with me on interview skills and social skills to ensure I could deliver an effective, integrity-laced interview. When times were tough, the words of encouragement and actual job leads provided by my Transition Specialist helped my job search seem manageable. As a result, my confidence increased, my personal branding improved and, ultimately, working with the team at Hire Heroes USA led me to my current job.

I received a job offer from Meritor as a Plant Human Resources Supervisor and Safety Director. The resume my Transition Specialist helped me develop directly enhanced my ability to obtain this job, and my interview took place one day after the mock interview that the Hire Heroes USA set up for me. I can’t remember the last time I felt this sort of relief, happiness and excitement all in one fell swoop! I learned so much through this process and the professionalism, patience and direction provided by the team at Hire Heroes USA were completely instrumental in my success.

Hire Heroes USA is a MUST for any transitioning military member, veteran or military spouse. Other transition programs, while great initiatives, are not enough. You need someone to join the fight with you, providing customer service, mentorship, direction, and genuine care that will assist in guiding you to a great career. My Transition Specialist at Hire Heroes USA and his crew did that, without any question.