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Veteran's Re-Entry Workshop

Assisting Heroes returning to the civilian workforce
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Steven Chapman

on 14 October 2014

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Transcript of Veteran's Re-Entry Workshop

VETERAN'S RE-ENTERING
THE WORKFORCE


COMMENDATIONS AND AWARDS

2009 Service Medal U.S. Marine Corp.
2008 Unit Service Award U.S. Marine Corp.
2002 Employee of the Month Audio Express

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2013 Cowlitz Go 4th Festival Cowlitz County, WA
2013 Kelso High School – Senior Day Kelso, WA


Jim Soldier
1010 Hero Lane
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 442-2337
soldier123@msn.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2000 TO 2005
Audio Express
Longview, WA
Installation Specialist
Installing car audio and security systems, troubleshooting and repairing installations,
Marketing and sales of retail audio unit and package systems, providing systems’ use
training to customers.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2009 Aviation Electronics U.S. Marine Corp.
2007 Radar/Sonar Operator U.S. Marine Corp.
2000 Diploma – Mark Morris High School Longview, WA
Jim Soldier
1010 Hero Lane
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 442-2337
soldier123@msn.com

OBJECTIVE: Utilize my skills, training and experience to provide electronics repair and installation services for a successful Electronics establishment.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• Avionics Technician • Radar/Sonar Technician
• Electronics Installation & Repair • Troubleshooting

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Performance under Pressure • Teamwork
• Proven Leadership • Attention to Detail

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2007 TO 2013 United States Marine Corp. Deployed
Field Artillery Radar Operator

Jim Soldier
1010 Hero Lane
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 442-2337
soldier123@msn.com

BENEFITS OF HIRING A VET
DON’T MAKE THEM GUESS

Explore employers committed to Military Experience

http://vjw2.vetjobs.com/jobQuery.jsp

Match demonstrated military experience with civilian performance

http://www.mynextmove.org/vets/

Explain benefits you provided to your “unit”, “team” and/or “leadership”


Provide the “soft skills” demonstrated as apart of any Honorable Discharge

Accelerated Learning Curve - Leadership
Teamwork - Diversity and Inclusion in Action
Efficient Performance under Pressure - Respect for Procedures
Technology and Globalization - Integrity
Conscious of Health and Safety Standards - Triumph over Adversity


POTENTIAL TAX INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYER

Check out a Military Skills Translator

http://www.taonline.com/military-skills-translator/

Example: Field Artillery Radar Operator (MOS – 0842 Marine Corp. Enlisted)

Civilian Occupation Areas:
Avionics Technicians
Electrical/Electronics Repair & Installation
Radar & Sonar Technicians

Demonstrated Skills:
Close Teamwork
Attention to Detail
Leadership
Troubleshooting
Working under pressure
TRANSLATE YOUR MOS

Include the names of Service-Related Awards and Commendations



Include brief description of the “reason” for the citation:
Example: For Valor; For Heroism; Unit Service award for being apart of a successful Unit campaign;




Include any recognitions received both during military service, as well as from previous employers



Incorporate any trainings and certifications received during service as well as before your military experience.



AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
Explore jobs that match your demonstrated skills


Teamwork Attention to Detail
Safety Awareness Following detailed instructions
Following written plans Tracking multiple processes

Explore Employers looking for Leadership Experience

Advertising for Management Positions
Workplace with typically younger workers
Heavy “Teamwork” environment

Be prepared to “sell” your Leadership Experience


KNOW CURRENT EMPLOYER NEEDS
What were your Military Occupational Specialties?




What are the specific skills developed during your enlistment?



What leadership experience did you demonstrate during your military career?



Any work experiences prior to beginning your military career?

KNOW YOUR MOS

TO

ELITE SOLDIER



ELITE EMPLOYEE

GIVING THEIR ALL

RETURNING WARRIORS

developed by:
Steven Chapman
LCC - Career Center

Include Curriculum Hours
i.e. 450 Curriculum Hours - Automotive Services
Only include Community Involvement if the activities are relevant to that specific employer and/or job
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