The Employment Readiness Program supports service members, wounded warriors, military spouses and family members, retired members, and DoD civilians with achieving their short and long-term employment, education/training, and career goals. Employment skills counseling is provided to help customers with the unique challenges of job searching, resume development, and interview preparation. We also offers a variety of skills development workshops/classes, self-assessment tools, local job market information, and resources to help meet customer’s needs.
PROGRAM COMPONENTS AND WORKSHOPS/CLASSES
Navigating Federal Employment Workshop
This workshop will provide you with information necessary to apply for Federal positions and how to write a federal resume.
Private Sector Resume Writing
Did you know that one resume does not fit all jobs? This workshop will provide you with effective resume writing tips in order to highlight your best skills.
Interviewing For Success
This workshop will equip you with knowledge to showcase your best skills during an interview. Participants will learn the various ways interviews are conducted and prepare your 3 minute elevator speech.
Walk-in service every third Tuesday of each month; participants can stop by anytime during the hours of 0730-1500 and learn how to build an effective civilian resume or have their existing resume reviewed to ensure they are Resume Ready!
The employer panel is a group of recruiters and human resource professionals representing local, national and global companies who have jobs available and want to hire transitioning service members, veterans and spouses. Participants will learn about job opportunities, the application and interviewing process and company culture, and have an opportunity for Q&A and a chance to speak with individual panel members one-on-one.
Networking! LinkedIn Basic provides an overview of LinkedIn and how to use this social media site to project your professional image, summary of skills and experience.
What do you want to do for a living? If you’re not really sure, visit the My Next Move Interest Profiler at https://www.mynextmove.org/. If you’re a Veteran, consider SkillMil at https://www.skillmil.com/veterans. Employers browse this site for the candidates they seek to hire. Upload your military work history and skills, and SkillMil translates your experience and prioritizes the best jobs for you.
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. Go to Feds Hire Vets at https://www.fedshirevets.gov/ or USAJobs at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/.
SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVES
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
The MSEP program offers spouses professional employment opportunities and “portable” careers. For more information visit https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil/msep/.
The Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO)
The SECO initiative seeks to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration tools to help them understand their skills, interests and goals. Visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/ for more information.
The Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)
MyCAA provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation. Visit https://mycaa.militaryonesource.mil/mycaa to create an account.
Priority Placement Program (PPP) For Military Spouses
If you’re a military spouse, you may be eligible to apply using a non-competitive process designed to help you get a job in the federal government. Visit https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/ for more information. To find out if you’re eligible, please visit OPM’s Questions and Answers for Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/veterans-authorities/#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses.
The eMentor Program
eMentor is a cutting-edge online mentoring program for military personnel, veterans and military spouses. eMentor connects individuals for dynamic mentoring experiences that powerfully move them forward in their personal and professional lives. Designed to bridge the gap between organizations and job seekers, the eMentor Program offers support, trusted networking and success. Visit https://www.ementorprogram.org/ for more information.
Flyers related to MSEP/SECO/MyCAA, PPP, Employer Panel dates, Sample Federal/Private Sector Resumes, etc.