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This calls aids in developing a self assessment in conjunction with a self marketing plan to prepare yourself to find employment in the civilian sector.

This calls aids in developing a self assessment in conjunction with a self marketing plan to prepare yourself to find employment in the civilian sector.

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    • 1 Hire Heroes USA Strategic PlanningPurpose:Develop a self assessment in conjunction with a self marketingplan to prepare yourself to find employment in the civiliansector.Learning Objectives:- Develop an honest self assessment- Create a strategic plan for your personal job search- Understand the power of networkingHire Heroes USA100 North Point Center East, Suite 200Alpharetta, GA 300221-800-915-HERO. www.hireheroesusa.org
    • 2Step 1. Realistic Expectations• Realistic Expectations• Veteran Sense of Entitlement• Active vs Passive job search• Smart GoalsFinding a Job is a Full Time Job• Relocation, Adaptation, Flexibility Through adversity you build character and character is something to talk about• Veterans are perceived to have a leg up• Belief + Potential + Action = Results
    • 3 Step 2. Identify Your Strengths and WeaknessesList Strengths: __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________List Weaknesses: __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________Define Skills: (What are you qualified to do through your training? __________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________What is the purpose of this? • Time saver • It is a must for planning • It is a must for finding the right employment (getting a job is sometimes easier than keeping it)
    • 4 Step 3. Market ResearchInvestigate the following:• What companies hire people with my current skill set?• Where are these companies located?• What openings do these companies have?• What his their hiring process?• Use the internet. All of this information is easily located.
    • 5 Step 4. What can I do to make myself more competitive?• Computer Skills: Excel, Power-point, etc.• Etiquette: Corporate work places are different than the barracks!• Professionalism: The professionalism you developed in the Military far exceeds that of your competition• Research the Company• Consider: Is going back to school an option?
    • 6 Step 5. Apply• Attention to detail: Follow Directions when applying• Read the job descriptions fully• Tailor your resume to meet specifics of job applying for• Follow up on resume application• Respond to employers in a timely manner• Applying will not get you the job but will just create an opportunity ( phone call / email interview)• (10 Minute Break)
    • 7 Interview Skills• Have you ever interviewed for a job before?• Do you understand the process: phone interview, personal interview, follow up interview?• Do you know what is expected of you? ▫ What to wear? ▫ How to answer behavioral questions?
    • 8 Activate Your NetworkTake out your Cell phone• List all of your contacts that you believe can assist you• Next to their names, list how they can help you: contacts at their job, people they know, assist you with your resume construction, etc.• Utilize Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, etc.
    • 9 Final Thoughts• Understand that this is a competition and only the strongest succeed.• No one will meet you half way because you are a veteran!• This is your future, intelligently attack it and succeed.
    • 10Hire Heroes USAStrategic Planning Workshop Thank you for your participation.Hire Heroes USA100 North Point Center East, Suite 200Alpharetta, GA 300221-800-915-HERO. www. hireheroesusa .org