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HIRE HEROES USA

HIRE HEROES USA

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HIRE HEROES USA

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  1. HIRE HEROES USA • Strategic Planning • Purpose: • Understand national economic climate and how that impacts the job market • Understand veteran advantages/barriers to employment • Determine your work preferences • Assess financial needs

  2. HIRE HEROES USA Day 1 0900 – 0950: Hire Heroes USA Introduction and Strategic Planning Class 0950 – 1000: Break 1000 – 1050: Resume Class 1050 – 1100: Break 1100 – 1200: Resume Writing 1200 – 1300: Lunch 1300 – 1530: Resume Writing 1530 – Open: End of Day Wrap Up / Resume Upload

  3. HIRE HEROES USA Day 2 0900 – 0950: Interviewing Class / LinkedIn Class 0950 – 1000: Break 1000 – 1130: Resume Writing 1130 – 1230: Lunch / Mock Interview Sign-Up 1230 – 1530: Mock Interviews / Resume Upload / Surveys 1530 – Open: Final Thoughts

  4. HIRE HEROES USA • Introduction • Who are we? • Hire Heroes USA has 20 full-time and 1 part-time employees, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, and with offices in San Diego, and Colorado Springs. • What do we do? • Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.

  5. HIRE HEROES USA • How do we do it? • The Hire Heroes USA mission is accomplished through the following programs & services: • Online/Telephone Coaching • Warrior Transition Workshops • Career Opportunity Days • The Hire Heroes USA Job Board

  6. HIRE HEROES USA • The Result • 1 veteran confirmed hired every business day • Since July 2010, Hire Heroes USA has: • Helped more than 850 veterans/spouses achieve employment • Received, revised, and returned to veterans more than 3,200 professional-quality resumes that translated military experience into transferable job skills • Conducted 68 Workshops at 21 different military installations for 1,011 wounded/ill/injured troops and spouses • Properly trained veterans are 3x more likely to get a job than untrained veterans

  7. ECONOMIC STATISTICS • Since 2007, the US has been in the worst recession since the Great Depression • National unemployment rate of 7.5% (As of April 2013) • Post 9/11 Veteran unemployment rate of 9.9%; 20.6% for veterans ages 20 – 24 for 2012 • 8.5% of disabled veterans are unemployed • However, the employment picture for veterans is improving; Post 9/11 Veteran unemployment rate of 7.5% (as of April 2013)

  8. VETERAN BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT • Unrealistic Expectations • Sense of Entitlement • Passive vs. Active Job Search • Lack of knowledge about self-marketing • Communication / Language • Stereotypes • Perceived or actual lack of transferrable skills or credentials

  9. VETERAN ADVANTAGES FOR EMPLOYMENT • Leadership – Team building – Problem Solving • Initiative – Perform under Pressure – Strategic Planning • Accelerated Learning Curve – Commitment to Others – Diversity • Goal oriented – Risk Management • Security Clearance – Exposure to Cutting Edge Technology

  10. WORK PREFERENCES • First step of an effective job search strategy is knowing what you want to do and where you want to do it… • The second step is to understand how your skills, knowledge and abilities translate and transfer into civilian language • The third step is to keep a realistic mindset – do your homework and understand the “how” and the “why” • Turn to page 3 in the HHUSA Workbook

  11. FINANCIAL NEEDS AND GOALS • Personal preferences and goals are nice to have, but the ultimate driver behind your job search is likely to be financial • What is your current monthly budget? • How much do you have saved for your transition? • How much do you need to sustain a realistic lifestyle? • Turn to page 4 in the HHUSA Workbook

  12. STRATEGIC PLANNING Questions?