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You need a plan. We have the blueprint.

Hiring Our Heroes’ Career Community, presented in collaboration with innovative partners, is a virtual education and training center that allows our nation’s military community to engage in world-class career curriculum from anywhere.

To participate in an upcoming training session, view and register for upcoming events.

Past Sessions

Interview Skills

featuring Maggie Hahn
Military Affairs Relationship Director, Military Advocacy, USAA
  • Practice interview techniques
  • Learn techniques to help remain calm and confident during job interviews
  • Review common interview questions and give advice on how to answer them

Resources & More
How to Make Your Story Stand Out for Hiring Managers

Understanding Your Benefits

featuring Jeremy Matthews
Senior National Service Officer, Benefits Team, Wounded Warrior Project
  • Learn about VA Compensation given to veterans with service-connected conditions
  • Understand the three main points of service-connected condition claims
  • Learn the qualifications for a Combat-Related Special Compensation

Resources & More
Your Benefits Questions, Answered

Leadership through Challenging Times

featuring Brigadier General Carol Eggert, U.S. Army, Retired
Senior Vice President, Military & Veteran Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Learn about the four pillars of leadership
  • Draw inspiration from combat veterans
  • Identify strategies to help you regain your balance during challenging situations

Resources & More
Brig. Gen. Eggert’s Bio

Salary Negotiations Techniques

featuring Tom Downs
Associate Director, Global Diversity Talent Acquisition & Programs, Gartner
and Sarah Spinelli
Global Diversity Programs Manager, Gartner
  • Explore salary awareness resources
  • Learn salary negotiation tips
  • Learn about Gartner’s Veteran and Military Spouse Recruiting Programs

Resources & More
Veterans at Gartner Make an Impact | PayScale

HOH Corporate Fellowship Program Information Session

featuring Lindsay Teplesky
Director, Corporate Fellowship Program, Hiring Our Heroes
and Stefanie Watson
Deputy Director, Corporate Fellowship Program, Hiring Our Heroes
  • Review a list of host companies and fellowship roles
  • Learn how the Corporate Fellowship Program connects transitioning service members with 12-week fellowships
  • Find out who is eligible to participate in this program

Resources & More
3 Unique Things About the CFPCFP Helps Couples Transition Together

The Power of Community

featuring Debra Clark
Senior Management Analyst, City of San Antonio
and Serafina Lee De Los Santos
Executive Director, 502d Force Support Group, Joint Base San Antonio
and Grant Hegner
Chair, San Antonio MSEEZ
and Kelly Welsh
Lead, San Antonio MSPN
  • Hear success stories from the Military Spouse Fellowship Program in San Antonio
  • Learn how the public sector, private organizations and Hiring Our Heroes work together to help find employment for military spouses
  • Understand how Hiring Our Heroes programs create talent pipelines for employers to connect with military spouses

Resources & More
MSEEZ |  A Collective Effort

Industry Brief: HVAC

featuring Sean Passmore
Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Military Affairs, Perfect Technician Academy
  • Learn about career opportunities in the HVAC industry
  • Hear how the Perfect Technician Academy trains veterans for HVAC careers
  • Explore the HVAC technician career path

Resources & More
Perfect Technician Academy

Registered Apprenticeship Opportunities

featuring Brad Bentley, FASTPORT
and Carolyn Renick, DOL-VETS
and Dave Harrison, FASTPORT
and Eric Seleznow, Jobs for the Future
  • Review common misconceptions about apprenticeship
  • Learn about the benefits of apprentices
  • Hear about a Department of Labor’s apprenticeship pilot being developed for the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Resources & More
National Apprenticeships

Mastering the Interview

featuring Chuck Hodges
Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes
  • Explore the different types of interview formats
  • Prepare with sample interview questions
  • Learn common missteps veterans make in civilian interviews

Resources & More
Informational Interviews | Our Best Elevator Pitch Tips

Your Next Mission is Transition

featuring CSM John Wayne Troxell, U.S. Army, Retired
3rd Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman
  • Get leadership tips for a successful transition
  • Learn how to be a “transformational person”
  • Draw inspiration from Sergeant Major Troxell’s story of his military career transition

Resources & More
CSM Troxell’s Bio

Leveraging Indeed During Your Job Search

featuring Andrew Dennis
Senior Strategist, Military & Veteran Programs, Indeed
  • Learn the best techniques to use when job searching
  • Create a resume that gets you noticed
  • Discover which jobs your military peers apply for most

Resources & More
Indeed for Veterans

LinkedIn for Veterans & Military Spouses

featuring Sarah Roberts
Head of Military & Veteran Programs, LinkedIn
  • Get tools and tips on how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile
  • Learn how to use the LinkedIn network to maximize your career opportunities
  • Discover the free educational opportunities through the LinkedIn Learning platform

Resources & More
LinkedIn for Veterans  |  KonMari-Inspired Profile Tips

Military OneSource Wellness Resources

featuring Erika Slaton
Associate Director (Outreach and Engagement), Military Community Support Programs,
Military Community & Family Policy, DoD
  • Take a virtual tour of the Department of Defense’s 24/7 online resource for military families
  • Hear about the free resources this hub provides, including tax services, military spouse employment help, online training, and tools for relocation and deployment

Resources & More
Military OneSource

BALANCE: A Work-Life Balance Workshop

featuring Anna Christen
Director, Events & Engagement,
Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes

and Kelly N. Smith, LCSW
Program Analyst (Outreach and Engagement), Military Community Support Programs
Military Community and Family Policy, DoD
  • Discover resources and best practices for working remotely
  • Get actionable steps to discover your personal balance
  • Explore the intersection of employment and personal lives to strike a better work-life balance as a military spouse

Resources & More
BALANCE Workbook

Industry Brief:
Technology

featuring Joe Wallis
Director, Military Affairs,
Microsoft
  • Explore the possibilities of the Microsoft Software Systems Academy
  • Learn what career avenues exist in the field of Information Technology
  • Learn about career opportunities at Microsoft for military spouses and families

Resources & More
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy | Microsoft Military Affairs

Industry Briefs: Transportation, Communications, & Financial Services

featuring Andrea Hanley, Troops Into Transportation
David Smith, Wells Fargo
and Brian Armstrong, Spectrum
  • Spectrum: With 95,000 employees in 41 states, Spectrum is a broadband communication company with an apprentice program for veterans
  • Troops into Transportation: There is a nationwide driver shortage of 200,000 and demand is growing
  • Wells Fargo: Specialized training programs, team member networks, and professional development opportunities are just the beginning

Veteran Recruiting Links
Spectrum | Troops Into Transportation | Wells Fargo

Employer Connection:
Amazon

featuring Beau Higgins
Senior Manager, Military Affairs Team,
Amazon
  • Get hiring tips from one of the nation’s largest employers
  • Discover how Amazon Military programs help transitioning military job seekers
  • Hear how Amazon connects military spouses with employment opportunities

Resources & More
Military Recruiting at Amazon

Industry Brief:
Oil & Gas

featuring Stephanie Metzler
Vice President, Workforce Development,
Mears Group
  • Learn about job opportunities with an energy infrastructure solutions provider
  • Hear how military job seekers can complete a no-cost natural gas technician training program
  • See how Mears’ core values are similar to the core values of the Armed Forces

Resources & More
Careers at Mears Group

Tactical Advice for Your Next Transition

featuring the Honorable Patrick Murphy
32nd Under Secretary of the Army
  • Hear tips for networking your way to career success
  • Explore actions that you can take to increase your chances for career opportunities
  • Learn how you plan your work and work your plan

Resources & More
The Hon. Murphy’s Bio

Virtual Networking

featuring Brian Alvarado
Deputy Director, Workforce Development,
Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes
  • Discuss what a network is and what it should look like
  • Develop different strategies for using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites in your job search
  • Learn how to use social media sites to expand your network and build new connections

Resources & More
The Art of Following Up  |  Military Spouse Professional Network

Salary & Compensation

featuring Chuck Hodges
Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes
  • Compare the components of military vs. civilian compensation
  • Learn how companies calculate compensation and benefits for employees
  • Review financial incentives offered by civilian employers

Resources & More
VET Roadmap

Preparing for Employment in a Virtual World

featuring Joe Matar, Vice President of Marketing, Brazen
and Molly McKinley, Director of Sourcing Program Management, Spectrum
  • Learn how to best prepare for a virtual career fair
  • Discuss 10 steps for success in the virtual career fair hiring process
  • Gain tips on how to engage in meaningful conversations with recruiters online

Resources & More
Spectrum’s Military Hiring Mission

Employer Connection: Walmart

featuring Brynt Parmeter
Senior Director, Military Affairs, Walmart
  • Understand Walmart’s streamlined hiring and onboarding process
  • Hear about the mission of Walmart Serves, a veteran associate resource group
  • Learn about career opportunities for military job seekers

Resources & More
Walmart Military Careers

Statewide Opportunity: Wisconsin

featuring Steve Janke
Military Talent Attraction Case Manager,
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Learn about Wisconsin’s industry strengths
  • Discover state benefits available to veterans who reside in Wisconsin
  • Hear about educational opportunities for military families

Resources & More
In Wisconsin Veterans | Wisconsin MSEEZ

Career Skills Programs Overview

featuring Chuck Hodges
Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes
  • Explore DoD Skillbridge program opportunities for transitioning service members
  • CSPs highlighted include: Airstreams Renewables, Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, Troops Into Transportation, Veterans in Piping, Toyota’s Military Technician Education Network, Salesforce Military, Mears Group’s technician training program, Perfect Technician Academy, and HOH’s Corporate Fellowship Program

Resources & More
3 Reasons HOH’s CFP is Unique

Virtual Wellness Resources

featuring Tina Atherall
CEO, PsychArmor Institute
and Tina Atherall
Education Director, PsychArmor Institute
  • Explore free educational resources available at PsychArmor
  • Discuss feelings of social isolation and loneliness
  • Practice listening for COVID-19 gifts and grieving when talking to family members, co-workers and friends

Resources & More
PsychArmor Institute

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