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A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Stories Project

THE PROJECT.

At Hiring Our Heroes, we are shaping the national conversation as it relates to veteran and military spouse employment – the triumphs, the challenges, and the journeys.

And because every career journey is unique, we want to invite you to be a part of telling our story.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?

We would like to highlight transitions, expectations, and advice in this video project.

If You’re a Veteran

We’d love to hear about how you planned your separation from military service and the career advice you received during this transition.

What advice helped you land your post-military job? Which resources do you recommend to other veterans who are making the transition from battlefield to board room? How did Hiring Our Heroes play a role in your transition?

Whether you followed a friend’s advice or forged your own path, we’d love to include it in our video project.

If You’re a Military Spouse

We’d love to hear about how you navigated the challenges of employment among relocations and deployments.

Did you receive any advice about military-friendly employers? Do you disclose that you’re married to a service member when interviewing for a job? How did you convince your supervisor to let you work remotely after a PCS?

We’d love to share your words of wisdom for future military spouses.

WHAT SHOULD MY VIDEO INCLUDE?

Simply grab your smartphone and record yourself finishing one or two of the following sentences:

  • When you’re looking for a job as a veteran, I recommend that you …
  • My career advice for a transitioning service member is …
  • My career advice for new military spouses is …
  • For military spouses facing underemployment, I recommend that you …

While we do ask for your name as part of your digital signature below, we won’t be identifying video participants by name in this project.

 

UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO.

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    Accepted file types: avi, mov, mp3, ogg, wav.
    I hereby grant the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (the “Foundation”) the irrevocable right and permission to use photographs and/or video recordings of me on Chamber, Foundation, or other websites and in publications, promotional flyers, educational materials, derivative works, or for any other similar purpose without compensation to me. I understand and agree that such photographs and/or video recordings of me may be placed on the Internet. I also understand and agree that I may be identified by name and/or title in printed, Internet or broadcast information that might accompany the photographs and/or video recordings of me. I waive the right to approve the final product. I agree that all such portraits, pictures, photographs, video and audio recordings, and any reproductions thereof, and all plates, negatives, recording tape and digital files are and shall remain the property of the Chamber and the Foundation. I hereby release, acquit and forever discharge the Chamber, the Foundation, and their current and former affiliates, directors, agents, officers and employees from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of said photographs and/or video recordings, including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation. I hereby warrant that I am eighteen (18) years old or more and competent to contract in my own name.
  • Type your full name.

Any questions? Contact the Hiring Our Heroes Digital Programs team here. Video file too large to upload? Try this alternate pathway.

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A Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation