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Maryland Fellowship Program Puts Military Spouse Careers Back on Track

After having her children, Chelsea Bridges, a military spouse living in Maryland, was ready to get her career back on track. Armed with her Bachelor’s degree and close to 10 years of administrative experience, Bridges assumed finding a full time position in the National Capital Region would be … Read more about Maryland Fellowship Program Puts Military Spouse Careers Back on Track

From the Trenches: Veteran Spotlight on CarMax’s Jacob Ostrowidzki

Name: Jacob Ostrowidzki Branch: Sergeant, U.S. Army Military Occupational Specialty: 11B Infantryman Current Company of Employment & Job Title: Buyer at CarMax – El Paso, Texas When did you choose to begin applying for jobs in the civilian workplace? I served in the Army, assigned to … Read more about From the Trenches: Veteran Spotlight on CarMax’s Jacob Ostrowidzki

5 Reasons You Need to Apply to the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program

The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program (CFP) is an innovative program that provides military service members with professional training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. Here are five reasons why you need to apply to participate in the CFP before you transition out of … Read more about 5 Reasons You Need to Apply to the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program

Transition Toolbox: Preparing for Civilian Employment

Whether your service spans four years or more than 20, when it's time to swap your military boots for business wing tips, the change to the civilian workforce can feel jarring. If military separation or retirement is on your calendar this year, then you have plenty to consider, but don't let the … Read more about Transition Toolbox: Preparing for Civilian Employment

Corporate Fellowship Spotlight: Gabrielle Quatse

Hiring Our Heroes funnels the immense employment potential of transitioning service members into veteran-ready companies through the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. Working at more than a dozen program sites across the nation, transitioning military service members have … Read more about Corporate Fellowship Spotlight: Gabrielle Quatse

Still Searching? Three Tips for Effectively Resetting Your Job Search In 2018

The search for the right job can sometimes feel like driving on an open road with endless miles, rather than a short trip to your final destination. To keep from becoming discouraged, don't let the uncertainty of the search blur your focus. The early part of the calendar year is a great time to map … Read more about Still Searching? Three Tips for Effectively Resetting Your Job Search In 2018

Hiring Our Heroes, USAA Launch Nation’s First Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone

In 2017, Hiring Our Heroes released a groundbreaking study, Military Spouses in the Workplace, based on a survey of military spouses. Among the findings: an overwhelming majority of employed military spouses said that having dual incomes was vitally important to their family, but only 50 percent of … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes, USAA Launch Nation’s First Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone

Reframe Your Brain: 3 Tips for Beating Job Search Burnout

Job search burnout is a real phenomenon among job seekers, and it can develop slowly, eventually leading to an overwhelming sense of dread that stems from simply thinking about continuing your search. Laura Schmiegel, a lead associate for Military Programs at Booz Allen Hamilton, has been advising … Read more about Reframe Your Brain: 3 Tips for Beating Job Search Burnout

Hiring Our Heroes Holds First Coast Guard Transition Summit

Having hosted more than 55 Transition Summits at 30-plus military installations during the past three years, Hiring Our Heroes has provided transition programming at locations across the globe, but until today has not offered a summit on a Coast Guard installation. That’s set to change today, … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes Holds First Coast Guard Transition Summit

Fellow Spotlight: John Morrison

Hiring Our Heroes funnels the immense employment potential of transitioning service members into veteran-ready employers through the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. Working at more than a dozen program sites across the nation, transitioning military service members have … Read more about Fellow Spotlight: John Morrison

Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program Celebrates Three Years in Washington

Three years ago, 15 military service members preparing to transition to civilian employment gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington, to participate in the pilot cohort of a new corporate fellowship program. The program, which aimed to connect experienced leaders from the … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program Celebrates Three Years in Washington

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