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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

Executive Order Improves Opportunities for Military Spouses, Adds to Building Momentum

This week, during a ceremony at the White House, I had the opportunity to stand beside President Trump as he signed an executive order enhancing employment opportunities for military spouses seeking federal employment. As a working military spouse and advocate for employment opportunities for all … Read more about Executive Order Improves Opportunities for Military Spouses, Adds to Building Momentum

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

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

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

Army Veteran Makes Career Leap, Wins New T680 Kenworth Truck

Transitioning from military service to civilian employment can be a daunting prospect, but U.S. Army veteran Gregg Softy didn’t let a non-traditional career move hold him back from pursuing his passion. Softy's decision to chase a lifelong dream has now paid off in the launch of his own business.On … Read more about Army Veteran Makes Career Leap, Wins New T680 Kenworth Truck

Hiring Our Heroes Recognizes Six Companies and Individuals for Commitment to Empowering Nation’s Veterans and Military Spouses

Each year, Hiring Our Heroes recognizes the tremendous contributions of those who have gone above and beyond to help our nation’s heroes. Awards are presented to companies and individuals that have developed and applied best practi ces for addressing the employment challenges faced by America’s … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes Recognizes Six Companies and Individuals for Commitment to Empowering Nation’s Veterans and Military Spouses

White House Representatives Participate in Hiring Our Heroes’ Military Spouse Symposium

Hiring Our Heroes on Oct. 3 joined the Military Officers Association of America to co-host a military spouse symposium at Camp Lejeune, attended by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, and Special Assistant to the President and White House Deputy … Read more about White House Representatives Participate in Hiring Our Heroes’ Military Spouse Symposium

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