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1 U.S. Department of Labor Employment Workshop Transition from Military to Civilian Workplace

2 Welcome Icebreaker Logistics Prerequisites – Preseparation Counseling – MOC Crosswalk – Personal Finance Required items – VMET, Career Interest Inventory Results, 12- month budget 2

3 Purpose This course provides the tools for transitioning Service members to make an informed career decision based on best practices for job search and current industry hiring standards. This course is a required step to complete Career Readiness Standards for the Capstone event. 3

4 Course Overview Section 1: Manage Change Section 2: Career Exploration & Validation Section 3: Job Search Plan Section 4: Build an Effective Resume Section 5: Federal Hiring & Resume Section 6: Skilled Interview Section 7: Interview Post- Analysis ITP Employment Section Thank you for your Service! 4

5 TRANSITION PLANNING Section 1 5

6 Section 1 Change Management Or change will manage you. Develop your own customized change management plan. Use your best resources and knowledge. 6

7 Section 1 Identify Stressors Cognitive Symptoms: Memory problems Inability to concentrate Poor judgment Pessimistic approach or thoughts Anxious or racing thoughts Constant worrying Physical Symptoms: Aches and pains Diarrhea or constipation Nausea, dizziness Chest pain, rapid heartbeat Loss of sex drive Frequent colds 7

8 Section 1 Identify Stressors Emotional Symptoms: Moodiness Irritability or short temper Agitation, inability to relax Feeling overwhelmed Sense of loneliness and isolation Depression or general unhappiness Behavioral Symptoms: Eating more or less Sleeping too much or too little Isolating oneself from others Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing) 8

9 Section 1 Homeless Veterans 2011 Statistics Annual veterans’ unemployment rate in 2011 was 8.3%. – Young male veterans (those ages 18 to 24) who served during Gulf War Era II had an unemployment rate of 29.1 percent, higher than that of young male nonveterans (17.6 percent). – Female veterans who served during Gulf War Era II had an unemployment rate of Source: BLS 2011 Employment Situation of Veterans; 9

10 Section 1 Homeless Veterans 2011 Statistics On a single night in January 2011, 67,495 homeless veterans spent the night on the streets of America. An estimated 144,842 veterans spent at least one night in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program in one recent year. Source: BLS 2011 Employment Situation of Veterans; 10

11 Section 1 Why Are Veterans Homeless? Male veterans are twice as likely to become homeless, and female veterans are four times more likely to be homeless as their non-veteran counterparts. A large number live with post traumatic stress disorders and addictions acquired during or exacerbated by their military service. Lack of family and social networks due to lengthy periods away from their communities of origin. Government money is limited and serves only 1-in-5 of homeless veterans in need. 11

12 Section 1 Prevention of Homelessness Military service separation process – Participate in “Preseparation” counseling process – Participate in Department of Labor Employment Workshop – Know about your VA Benefits Obtain a job and income Seek early assistance for mental health and substance abuse issues DOL/VETS Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) 12

13 Section 1 HVRP Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program Funded by U.S. DOL/VETS This program provides employment, training, and supportive services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force. 13

14 Section 1 Manage Stress What are some positive ways to manage stress? 14

15 Section 1 Decision Making Step 1 Develop Awareness About the Issue Step 2 Define the Problem Step 3 Generate Options Step 4 Evaluate & Select Options Step 5 Implement Options & Evaluate Progress 5-Step Decision Making Process 15

16 Section 1 Identify Support System List people who: You know and trust Can help you to connect with others Are accessible to you on an ongoing basis Have varied talents and abilities who can provide assistance to you across a varied spectrum of needs 16

17 Section 1 Identify Support System Support System Family Friends Softball Team Church Neighbors High School Military Jones Hudsacks Nordquists Houghs Nguyens Garcias Mr. White Pastor Roberts HS Employer Deena Rocco Sgt. Li Bucko Zane Josh Jeremy Oginga Mrs. Miller Mr. Luigi 17

18 Section 1 Change Management Plan Support System Life Goals Budget Skills Structures Stressors 18

19 CAREER VALIDATION & EXPLORATION Section 2 19

20 Section 2 Personal Assets Assess and Evaluate: – Skills – CLAMS – Values – Preferences 20

21 Essential Job Search Tools 21

22 Target Employers 22

23 Section 2 Business Concepts Develop Understanding of Business Concepts 23

24 Section 2 Professional Introduction 24

25 JOB SEARCH PLAN Section 3 25

26 Section 3 SMART Goals Realistic Trackable SMART GOAL 26

27 Section 3 27 Career Goal Next Level Entry Level Skills Required Experience Education Required

28 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 8-10 Review Job Postings Research Companies Review Job Postings InterviewReview past week Target ResumesPractice Answering Questions Play Golf (network) Send Thank you, Analysis Review Skills, add more 12-1 Lunch 1-4 Complete online application, Calls Interview, Network event Send Thank you, Analyze Interview Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook Target Resumes 4-5 Plan for tomorrow Plan for the week Cook Dinner with Friends WalkClean Office Section 3 28

29 Section 3 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Average number of methods used:

30 Section 3 Source: Bureau Labor Statistics 30

31 Section 3 Job Search Plan Network Online In Person Effort Organize Schedule Focus Target Employers Resume 31

32 Section 3 Career Goal Next Level Entry Level Skills Required Experience Education Required 32

33 EFFECTIVE RESUME Section 4 33

34 Section 4 Effective Resume Resume Screening Process 34

35 Section 4 Effective Resume 35

36 Section 4 Resume Lab Choose: – Style – Formatting Draft: – Sections – Content in sections – Focus on STAR accomplishment statements Save Master Resume File: If using computer lab, file to yourself 36

37 FEDERAL RESUME Section 5 37

38 Section 5 Federal Jobs Classifications Veterans’ Preference Selection Processes Find jobs Apply for jobs 38

39 SKILLED INTERVIEW Section 6 39

40 Section 6 Skilled Interview First Contact Phone Interview Face-to- Face Interview Tests Reference Checks Background Checks Offer & Negotiation Hiring Process 40

41 Interview Stages Section 6 Skilled Interview 41

42 Mock Interview Practice makes permanent Practice to make it skilled Take notes 42

43 Prepare for Interview Research Checklists Questions References 43

44 Dress for Interview 44

45 Follow-up 45 The art of thank you!

46 INTERVIEW POST ANALYSIS Section 7 46

47 Update ITP Next steps SMART Goals Schedule Additional education, certification, skills 47

48 Course Summary Manage Change Personal Assets Career Validation Resume Federal Job Search Skilled Interview Interview Post-analysis 48

49 Wrap-up Expectations Met Evaluations Comments What questions do you have? 49


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