Volunteer Spotlight: Linda

Veterans and military spouses can sometimes lose sight of their value and worth when they’re transitioning from one career to the next. Translating military experience or explaining resume gaps as the result of frequent moves can feel overwhelming. Volunteers like Linda Davidson see each challenge that clients face as an opportunity for growth. Linda also treats each conversation with veterans and military spouses as a long-term connection in the making. 

“Your military experience, adaptability and work ethic make you a valuable and talented candidate in the workforce,” Linda said. “Use what you have and what you know to make changes in our world beyond your military service.”

She enjoys building a relationship with each client while providing encouragement and practical strategies for success in their new civilian role. Linda has more than 30 years of experience in HR management, staff development and career coaching. Her passion for helping to develop clients’ potential is evident in her approach.

“Veterans and their families have so much to offer employers and they seem to always make an impact when they meet people face to face.  It is a great way for them to find their next chapter in their journey.” 

Linda has logged more than 65 hours as a volunteer, providing invaluable guidance, staying connected to her clients and tracking their development over the course of their careers. Linda understands the need for a support system when big changes like career transitions occur in our lives. 

“It takes a village, and I believe that we are that village.  Employers, neighbors, family and friends, we can all do something.” 

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.