Express Your Interest Today!
for Military Veterans
To date, more than 1,500 veterans have received offers of employment from participating member institutions after attending our Hiring Red White and You events.
- To make a great impression in person (especially important if your resume doesn't stand out from the crowd).
- To learn more about prospective employers much more than you can learn from their websites. You learn the most about the culture of an organization by meeting their people and asking questions in person. Much of the job search process is not done in person. It involves employers screening resumes and cover letters, and you reading about employers and viewing their websites. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet employers face-to-face.
- Want to have your resume reviewed by an HR professional?
- "Should I list OBJECTIVES on my resume?"
- "Should I have one resume or multiple versions?"
- Want to better understand the application and interview process?
- "Why does it take so long to hear from a prospective employer?"
- "What's the difference between a background check and a reference check?"
Here is some feedback we received from veterans who attended the workshop in 2015:
"The workshop gave me the missing link I needed to put everything into perspective."
"It boosted my confidence and helped me prepare my resume in a professional fashion."
This year we will also hold a panel discussion. The panel will include recruiting and hiring experts from around the medical center who will further assist you in your transition from military service to a great opportunity here in the medical center.
In addition to attending the workshop, we recommend attendees do the following:
- Visit the websites of the participating employers. This will give you a sense of the jobs available and, most importantly, will allow you to target your participation to meeting with representatives who can connect you with the jobs you wish to pursue. The research should allow you to create an "A" list and a "B" list of employers you wish to meet and roles you want to explore during the event.
- Upload your resume to the prospective employer's websites. Uploading your resume is an essential step in the application process. Most employers manage their recruiting activities through their applicant tracking system. The best way to ensure you are considered for a job is to post your resume online.
Prepare questions in advance. Employers want employees who are proactive, thoughtful, and listen well. Make yourself stand out with smart questions.
Don't ask for information you could have easily learned on the employer's website.
Don't ask about salary and benefits. (The employer should initiate discussion of those topics. A job/career fair event is not the place for a job seeker to initiate this.)
- What kind of person are you seeking for the(se) position(s)?
- What particular skills do you value most?
- What do you like about working for your organization?
Remember that some employers have employee testimonials on their website. Check those out in advance.
- What are current issues that your organization is facing that would have an impact on new hires?
- Why is your organization involved in the Hiring Red White and You initiative?
- I read about xyz project on your website. Is your department involved in that work?
- Do you have a large military veteran population in your organization? What are the career paths for veterans over the first few years on the job?