LACEY, Wash., March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) event, injured veterans explored post-military career opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service. During the employment workshop, warriors networked, learned valuable job-seeking skills, and connected with fellow service members in their community.
Forest Service representatives shared key insights with attendees about using the service's database to proactively search for jobs. They also provided information about organizational opportunities warriors might not have been aware of, such as administrative services and information technology. Veterans learned about writing civilian resumes and got the inside scoop on how officials review hiring assessment questions.
"This event was my first ever with Wounded Warrior Project," said Army veteran Donald Meeks. "I am actively seeking a new career, and I was very interested in learning about the various opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service. Plus, networking is a skill that all warriors need."
At the end of the seminar, Forest Service representatives shared their own career success stories and hosted an in-depth Q-and-A session. Warriors learned about upcoming virtual and in-person hiring events scheduled in the area.
For warriors seeking assistance with civilian employment, WWP's career counseling program can be a valuable asset. In addition to helping veterans map a career blueprint with attainable goals, WWP staff can show them how to effectively highlight their military-honed skill sets in resumes, which are then shared with local employers and veteran-supportive national organizations.
Hiring veterans in the civilian workforce gives organizations highly coachable team players with specialized skill sets, who are an asset to any team. All Warriors to Work services are offered free of charge to wounded veterans and employers.
"I would encourage all of my fellow job-seeking veterans to reach out to Wounded Warrior Project and use every resource possible to find their new careers," Donald said.
Warriors can access beneficial career counseling guides online, including financial planning assistance and tips on managing expectations when attending civilian job fairs. To learn more about how WWP's programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit https://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
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