April 2013 by 1warriorsword Vol. 1 April 2013
1. Job Search
Top 10 Reasons To Hire a Veteran
Regardless of branch or rank employers should know that you are proud of your military experience. You have training the general population does not and you should stress these qualities in an interview.
1. Accelerated Learning Curve
4. Diversity and Inclusion In Action
5. Efficient Performances Under Pressure
6. Respect for Procedures
7. technology and Globilization
9. Conscious of Health and Safety Standards
10. Triumph over Adversity
1A. Job Search
10th Annual (2013) Top 10 Military – Friendly Employers
G.I. Jobs Magazine has released its 2013 survey of the nation’s top 100 companies in the recruitment of veterans. These companies recognize that veterans skills and experience set them apart from their civilian counterparts. They are looking for employees who will make a difference and immediately add value the company. They are looking for You!
There is a lot of talk about hiring veterans. These are the companies actually doing it:
USAA (Finance), CSX (Transportation), Deloitte (Finance), Booz Allen Hamilton (Defense), BNSF (Transportation), MANTECH (Defense), Southern Company (Energy), Combined Insurance (Finance), GE (Diversified Services), JB Hunt (Transportation), Dynacorp (Defense), Schneider (Transportation), Union Pacific (Transportation), Sears Holdings (Retail), Verizon (Telecommunications), Patterson-UTI (Energy), CACI (Defense), Hewlett-Packard (Technology), Allied Barton (Security), United Rentals (Retail), Waste Management (Diversified Services), Dominion (Energy), CDW (Technology), PepsiCo (Consumer Goods), Gulfstream (Industrial Products), Northrop Grumman (Defense), J.P. Morgan and Company (Finance), Werner Enterprises (Transportation), URS (Defense), AT&T (Telecommunications), Ameren (Energy), Norfolk Southern (Transportation), Fugro (Energy), SODEXO (Diversified Services), Merck (Pharmaceuticals), Charles Schwab (Finance), Humana (Healthcare), Lowe’s (Retail), Prudential (Finance), Corrections Corporation of America (Corrections), State Farm (Finance), US Bank (Finance), Chesapeake Energy (Energy), CN (Transportation), Xcel Energy (Energy), BAE Systems (Defense), Qualcomm (Technology), Crete Carrier (Transportation), Bank of America (Finance), PWC (Finance), DaVita (Health Care), Travelers (Finance), G4S Secure Solutions (Security), SAIC (Defense), Lockheed Martin (Defense), Exelon (Energy), Devon (Energy), Southwest Airlines (Transportation), Hormel Foods (Industrial Products), Astrazeneca (Pharmaceuticals), Computer Sciences Corporation (Technology), Capital One (Finance), Mid America Energy (Energy), U.S. Cellular (Telecommunications), IAP Worldwide Services (Defense), AVIALL (Defense), CINTAS (Diversified Services), First Energy (Energy), Progressive Insurance (Finance), Brinks (Security), T-Mobile (Telecommunications), US Security Associates (Security), PPL Corporations (Energy) 24 Hour Fitness (Fitness), Sunoco Logistics (Energy), Harris Corporation (Defense), Goodyear (Industrial Products), Walmart (Retail), CBRE (Finance), Newmont Mining (Energy) Intuit (Technology), General Mills (Consumer Goods), Fluor (Diversified Services), TASC (Defense), ITT Exelis (Defense), Wellpoint (Health Care), Applied Materials (Technology), AVIS Budget Group (Transportation), Amazon.com (Retail), Aerotek (Staffing), Johnson Control’s (Industrial Products), The Home Depot (Retail), The Hartford Financial Services (Finance), Penske Trucking Leasing (Transportation), Pacific Gas and Electrical (Energy), Rockwell Collins (Defense), Eaton (Industrial Products), Citi (Finance), Microsoft (Technology), Allstate (Insurance), Allied Barton, USAA, Manteels, Goodyear, US Security Associates, ITT Exelis, Aerotek, Lowe’s, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dynacorp are only a few of the many companies that recruit heavily in our community.
2. Resume Tips
Writing An Effective Resume
Reframing Your Skills
Many skills you have learned in the military are transferable to the private sector, but you must know how to “package” them in the terminology of your new career if you are going to develop sucessful resume. Take these steps:
1. Research your target career area for its required skills.
– Try to imagine how potential employers will respond to your background. Create a variety of phrases to use in your cover letter, resume and interview.
2. Make a list of the responsibilities you have had, especially over the last five years. Underneath each, write down the skills necessary to complete those tasks and then record the successes you achieved as they were completed.
3. Match the list of your skills with the list of skills needed for your desired career and include that information in your resume and cover letter.
4. Practice expressing how your military work experience has helped prepare you for your new career. Hearing yourself say these words with your own ears will help prepare you for interviews. The words will be familiar to you and you won’t feel awkward.
3. Community Services & Resources
Community Resources (Cumberland County)
Agency Name: Fayetteville Urban Ministry
Address: 701 Whitfield, Fayetteville, NC 28306
Contact Person: Emergency Services – 9 AM to 1:30 PM
Agency Name: Department of Social Services
Address: 1225 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301
Services Offered: Day Care, food stamps, low income energy assistance, emergency food stamps, adult services, care center
Agency Name: Alms House
Address: 215 W. Patterson St., Hope Mills, NC 28348
Phone: 910-425-0902 Tuesday to Friday 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Services Offered: Emergency food, clothing and limited financial’s assistance. Must be referred by Department of Social Services, a pastor or supporting church. Recipients must be southern Cumberland County residents only from zip codes 28348, 28306, 28304.
Agency Name: Operation Blessing
Address: 1337 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301
Services Offered: Provides emergency funds for food, clothing, utility bills, rent, transportation and other immediate crisis needs
Agency Name: First Home Health and Hospice
Address: 235 N. McPherson Church Road Suite 210, Fayetteville, NC 28202-4403
Services Offered: Home health care services, skilled nursing care, wound care specialist, home health aid services, nutritional therapy, medical social workers, telephone care, IV therapy and hospice care.
Agency Name: Robin’s Meadow Apartments
Address: 503 Old Wilmington Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28301
Services Offered: Transitional housing for homeless families