| Community Concepts - ESGR Employment Initiative Program
by Lisa Loomer and Cady Chesney - Jan, 2015
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers, and to assist in the resolution of conflict arising from an employee’s military commitment. Lisa Loomer, an Employment Coordinator with ESGR, joins the show to discuss the ESGR’s Employment Initiative Progra...
| Community Concepts - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
by Tim Pfrang and Cady Chesney - Jan, 2015
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers, and to assist in the resolution of conflict arising from an employee’s military commitment. Tim Pfrang, Employer Outreach Coordinator for the Wisconsin ESGR, joins the show to discuss the ESGR program and wh...
| Community Concepts - Disabled American Veterans
by Jeffrey Hall and Cady Chesney - Dec, 2014
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a veteran’s advocacy and assistance group. DAV works to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity, which they accomplish by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the benefits available to them. Jeff Hall, the National Employment Director of DAV, joins the show to share more about how DAV is helping the veterans in your community. Community Concept...
| Community Concepts - CACI Military Hiring Specialists
by Eric Bartch and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
Hiring veterans has become an important endeavor for many companies, and CACI International is among the group of organizations that are applauded for their specific efforts. Eric Bartch, managing principal for veterans support and development, fills Tim Muma in on the details of CACI's initiatives, including the role of the Military Hiring Specialists. Eric explains the value of bringing veterans aboard, the challenges they f...
Demilitarizing Your Military Resume for a Civilian Career
by Adrienne Erin - Feb, 2015
You might be an 0311 — ground pounder — in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. Maybe you’re a Navy Corpsman, with more field experience than any hospital internship could have ever provided. Or perhaps you’re a Gunnery Sergeant, training new recruits from dawn to, well, dawn. Leaving the military can be as much of a culture shock as enlisting. But don’t worry; your military resume will transfer to a civilian car...
5 Things that military retirees and veterans get to decide about their career now
by Debra Ann Matthews - Mar, 2013
No more military uniforms, no more commanders in charge or sergeants telling you what to do or where to live or what your current MOS will be (job duties). Now do let your local ACAP office guide you and direct you, but other than that, it’s now your time to decide. It’s a choice that you get to make. What is your ideal targeted job? And by the way, thank you for your service Now decide among these 5 things about your next ca...
Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects employers with more than 16,000 organizations across the nation to provide employment assistance to constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with construction/skilled trades, diversity organizations, general business, historically black colleges and unive...
Joe Quits His Job: A Cautionary Tale of Transition
by Emily King - Apr, 2012
This is a true story. A career military officer – let’s call him Joe for simplicity’s sake – retires after 20 years of service with a valuable and highly marketable skill set. Joe receives several offers early in his job search. He accepts one based on his interest in the work, the small size of the company (that would allow him to grow with it), and salary among other factors. Two months into his employment Joe is happy with...
What Every Job-Searching Veteran Needs to Know
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2012
Making a career change isn't easy. You need to showcase why you are qualified for the targeted job, even if your past experiences do not identically match the employer's requirements. Most employers are not familiar with military service, positions, jargon, or acronyms, so it can be even more challenging for veterans to make a strong case. What can job-seeking veterans do to help transition into civilian positions? Identif...
Veterans Helping Veterans: LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers Who Have Served
by Lindsey Pollak - Nov, 2011
I often advise job seekers to reach out to people in their desired industries for advice and guidance. So, when I sat down to write a blog post to help job seekers with military backgrounds, I decided to follow my own advice. I posted a query here on LinkedIn asking veterans if they’d be willing to share some tips for other former servicemen and servicewomen. Not surprisingly, several veterans stepped up immediately to help...
OFCCP focus on Covered Veterans and Individuals
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2011
The OFCCP has a new Director, an increased budget and a renewed focus on enforcement of federal contractors’ affirmative action requirements for Covered Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. So, it's time to make sure that you are doing all that is required—and all that you can. It's time to check: •Your VETS-100/VETS-100A report filing •Your job postings with the State Employment Agency •Your written Affirmativ...
OFCCP Proposes Revisions to Scheduling Letter
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
On May 12th, OFCCP published in the Federal Register its proposed changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. Below is the OFCCP’s description and justification of the proposed changes: “OFCCP has revised the Scheduling Letter and its Itemized Listing. These revisions will reduce overall burden hours on contractors and enhance OFCCP’s desk audit and data analysis abilities. The revisions in the body of the S...
Best Practices in Resume Writing For Veterans
by Wendy Enelow - Jan, 2010
1. Write to the future. Resume writing is not about rehashing your past history and listing what you’ve done and where. Rather, resume writing is about writing to the future, to the job that you want or the career path that you wish to pursue. This is a critical consideration throughout every phase of writing your resume and conducting your job search. Clearly define your objectives, identify the skills and qualifications you’...
Changing of the Guard: The Generations in the Workplace
by Leigh Moore - Apr, 2007
Recently I delivered a presentation at the Federally Employed Women (FEW) conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida on the generations in the workplace. For the first time in the history of the U.S. we have 4 generations in corporate America — Traditionalists / Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and the Millennials or Net-Gen. The conference participants all worked for the Federal government or Federal contractors, primarily in the S...
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