The DoD Skillbridge helps make the future less uncertain for military members separating from active duty. The program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, on-the-job training or internships during the last 180 days of service. Enlisted and officer ranks may apply, as long as they have 180 days of service or fewer remaining prior to date of separation with an honorable discharge, including general discharge under honorable conditions.
There are many benefits with having a mock interview. The list below highlights some of the benefits. There are many veterans organizations such as Hiring Heroes that host mock interviews for veterans.
Mock Interview Benefits:
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Launched in 2011 to service all 25 million U.S. Veterans. "IVMF's professional staff delivers unique and innovative programs in career, vocations, and entrepreneurship education and training to post 9/11 veterans and active duty military spouses, as well as tailored programs to veterans of all eras. The IVMF also provides actionable and national impacting research, policy analysis and program evaluation; and works with communities and non-profits across the nation to enhance service delivery for the 22.5 million veterans throughout the United States and their families."
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common disorder many veterans encounter. According to the National Center for PTSD, PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.
PTSD can effect relationships with family and work. If suffering from any symptoms of PTSD please reach out to the National Center for PTSD. There are common practices that can help treat the symptoms such as: Trauma Focused-Psychotherapy and/or Medication. If you or a friend is struggling with PTSD please contact the National Center for PTSD. Information is below.
National Center for PTSD
Phone Number: (866) 948-7880
A common question when interview is, "What should I wear?" The outfit in the interview is generally seen as the first impression. Many employers make judgments based on attire and presentation. Social psychologist researchers have conducted numerous studies that show luxury brands show higher status but can backfire if employers are looking for intangibles of "warmth".
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As mentioned in previous post there are many organizations in addition to EvereTech that have missions to hire and employ veterans and/or military spouses. The information below has been provided by the Military Transition Organization. "Military members encounter challenges when returning to civilian life and finding employment can be difficult for them and their families. The resources on this website are the most comprehensive available to assist veterans, military members, spouses, and families understand and overcome employment related challenges. This list was compiled by a group of independent veterans and is shared to inform and complement existing DoD and civilian programs."
To see the organizations Military Transition Organization list are veterans and military spouse please click the below link.
Military Transition Organizations: https://www.military-transition.org/employers.html
Hiring Heroes has many recommendations for free training. Veterans should take a look at some of the recommendations as some of these programs are free and/or of little cost to veterans.
More and more employers are moving to artificial intelligence (AI) to review and scan resumes. This is discouraging when applicants spend hours online researching companies, polishing their resume to be "weeded out by robots. There are many ways to beat the robots such as using relevant resume titles, and tailoring the choice of words to meet the company requirements. Sue Shellanbarger from the Wall Street Journal posted a recent article highlighting ways to beat the robots and increase odds for hiring. Article link here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/make-your-job-application-robot-proof-11576492201
Ways to Increase Odds vs Employer Robots:
People always wonder how best methods and advice to updating or revamping their respective resume. Unfortunately, there is no right answer. However, there are some general guidelines recruiters would want all prospective candidates to follow when applying to positions.
Handshake is a leader in the communities linking business to student interns. Handshake essentially automates a lot of the functions the careers services section within colleges and/or universities by linking students to internships based on their major and/or interest. If you are an organization hiring interns and/or students, you might want to get registered if not already. EvereTech has joined the Handshake community.
Check out Handshake at: https://www.joinhandshake.com/