The transition from military career to civilian work is easier when you are prepared for it.
The booklet, "Military to Civilian: Your Resume and Job Hunt," provides vets with practical information about how to sell their skills, prepare for an interview, and show employers what many already know: that vets make great employees. It takes a few moments to download!
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'Gold Card' Helps Iowan Veteran Land Employment
Shortly after Army National Guard veteran Tamra Brus returned from deployment in Afghanistan the company she worked for was sold and her position eliminated. Her seven months of unemployment "was a rollercoaster ride" of uncertainty, she said, until she asked Jeff Fischer, veteran's representative at Iowa Works, for help. Fischer, a Navy veteran, enrolled Brus in the Gold Card initiative, a joint effort of the Employment and Training Administration and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service. The program provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. They met every few weeks to discuss and improve her resume, test her interview skills and match Brus' background in supply logistics to
local job openings. Fischer said his job is "to develop a plan for employment that is consistent with that vet's goals and follow through to accomplish that." Brus did her part — she applied "to about 70 jobs and kept track of progress on a spreadsheet." She also graduated from a community college with a liberal arts degree. When Brus applied for a position at a local health care facility, Fischer helped her through a mockinterview, and Brus now works as an administrative assistant to that facility's chief of staff.
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go to the US Department of Labor's Website at:www.dol.gov
Career Connection Series: Tips on Completing an Application for Employment
By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder of Employment Options, Inc.
For most job seekers, the questions on a job application are usually straightforward. However, the way you answer certain questions can affect how the employer may view you as a perspective employee. For example, many job seekers often have difficulty determining what to write for their “reason for leaving” a previous position. My advice is to be honest, but positive.
If you write that you have been fired, lost a job due to an injury or that you left for medical reasons, it may give the employer a negative impression. Instead, use positive terms.
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A Resource to Businesses and Employers in the Sioux Falls area...
Business Resource Network - provides businesses with education, awareness and resources to promote the
successful employment of people with disabilities.
You can learn more about BRN by visiting their website at www.sfbrn.org
or calling 605.367.5260.
If you are a person with a disability who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or both? Do you wonder how employment might impact these and other benefits you currently receive?
There are benefit specialists located in Sturgis, Pierre, Yankton and Aberdeen. Benefits planning and counseling services are available for Vocational Rehabilitation consumers and former WIPA clients. Limited information and referral services are available to all other beneficiaries who want to return to work.
To access these services, call 1-800-224-5336, ext. 221.
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