Vet looking for job? Check out the Chamber of Commerce
If you haven’t heard of “Hiring Our Heroes” – a program by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that offers employment advice and connections for both veterans and military spouses – you might check it out. The program hosts a considerable number of workshops across the U.S. offering resume writing, interview skills, and one-on-one mentoring.
But – in my opinion – one of the best things they offer is the “Personal Resume Branding Engine.” Rather than just throwing your experience on the resume and hoping the civilian hiring manager can connect the dots, the tools translates your background to help boast your experience and transition your skills. Discovering your “hook”, branding yourself accordingly, and marketing the heck out of it is one of the best ways to convince an employer you’re specialized and they need you. You can also check out our own Military Resume Templates focusing on defense and intelligence careers.
And don’t forget about your local Chamber of Commerce. It’s likely to be the centralized body in the community uniting member businesses and people. Joining will give you an inside track to who’s hiring (you’re often likely to know first), and will cut the degrees of separation between you and the decision-makers. Read more here.