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Title: WELCOME TO THE


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WELCOME TO THE TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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What is TAP?
  • A Partnership of
  • Dept of Defense
  • Dept of Labor
  • Dept of Veterans Affairs
  • Dept of Homeland Security
  • Goal
  • To ease the transition for Service members from a
    military career back to the civilian sector by
    connecting them to necessary services and
    resources.
  • Pre-separation Counseling
  • TAP Employment Workshops
  • VA Benefits Brief
  • Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)

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DOL TAP Employment Workshop
  • DOL Veterans Employment and Training Service
    (VETS) exists to assure that Veterans succeed in
    the 21st Century Workforce.

VETS has provided TAP Employment Workshops to
separating and retiring military members and
their spouses since 1990.
Employment Workshops 2 ½ Days Professionally tra
ined facilitators Focus on resumes, interviewing
job searches Provide skills assessment Labor
Market Information
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Workshop Overview
  • This 2 ½ day workshop covers six core topics
  • Personal Appraisal
  • Anticipate Deal with Stress
  • Identify strengths and analyze skills
  • Determine work preferences work-related values
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Research
  • Assess financial needs

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Workshop Overview (continued)
  • Strategies for an effective job search
  • Set goals and get organized
  • Researching companies
  • Job search assistance employment opportunities
  • Creating effective resumes
  • Interviews
  • Interview process
  • Handling questions and answers
  • Body language Dressing for Success

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Workshop Overview (continued)
  • Reviewing Job Offers
  • Evaluate job offers
  • Negotiate job offers
  • Communicating your decision
  • Support and Assistance
  • Dept of Defense
  • Dept of Labor
  • Dept of Veterans Affairs
  • Small Business Administration
  • Federal Student Aid

7
Workshop Standards and Expectations
  • You will complete a hand-written DRAFT resume.
  • You will understand how to use the Key to Career
    Success Cards and know the resources available to
    you at a One-Stop Career Center.
    www.servicelocator.org

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Workshop Standards and Expectations (continued)
  • You will conduct a Mock Interview and receive
    feedback you can use.
  • You will be familiar with the DVOP/LVER positions
    and how to contact a representative in the area
    you will be residing or searching for
    employment.
  • You will be expected to attend each day of this
    workshop

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WORKSHOP ADMINISTRATION
  • Breaks
  • Meals
  • Dress
  • Participation
  • Attendance

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SECTION 1.1
  • Objective
  • Recognize the importance of developing a stress
    reduction plan

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WHAT IS STRESS?
  • A mismatch between
  • the demands in our lives,
  • and the resources we have
  • available to deal with
  • those demands.

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STRESS AS A PART OF LIVING
  • Is a normal part of our lives
  • It may be positive or negative
  • We cant avoid stress

Stress is any change that you must adjust to.
..
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COPING WITH STRESS
  • Develop and maintain a plan to manage the
    effects of stress
  • Seek professional assistance if needed

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HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS
  • VA estimates that as many as 200,000 veterans are
    homeless on any given night.
  • More than twice that many experience homelessness
    over the course of a year.
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs - 2005

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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 one
    in 5 of homeless veterans in need.

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PREVENTION OF HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS
  • Military service separation process
  • Participate in pre-separation counseling
    process
  • Participate in Transition Assistance Program
    (TAP) Employment Workshop
  • Know about your VA Benefits
  • Obtain income
  • Seek early assistance for mental health and
    substance abuse issues

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USDOL VETSHomeless Veterans Reintegration
Program
  • This program provides employment, training, and
    supportive services to assist in reintegrating
    homeless veterans into meaningful employment
    within the labor force.

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USDOL VETS Veterans Workforce Investment
Program
  • VWIP provides employment, training, and
    supportive services to assist in reintegrating
    eligible veterans into meaningful employment
    within the labor force.

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SECTIONS 1.2-1.4
  • Objectives
  • Gather the information and records you need in
    order to create a resume, fill out a job
    application, and prepare for a job interview
  • Deal effectively with the strengths and
    challenges arising from military experience
  • Identify your transferable skills that can be
    used in a variety of jobs

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TYPES OF RECORDS
  • MILITARY SERVICE
  • Separation Papers DD Form 214 (certified copy
    or copy 4)
  • Training Record
  • Honors and Awards
  • DD FORM 2586 -
  • Verification of Military
  • Experience and Training
  • Service Record
  • Medical Record
  • Benefits
  • WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Work History
  • (job titles, employers, duties,
  • accomplishments)
  • Work Samples
  • Honors and Citations
  • Community Activities
  • Salary History
  • Licenses
  • Certifications

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION Birth Certificate (copy
) Proof of Citizenship Social Security Card
Passport (current)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING Transcripts Diploma
s/Certificates
Honors Activities List
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MASTER APPLICATION
  • Personal Information
  • Education and Training
  • Special Skills
  • Military Service
  • Work Experience
  • Other Information

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VETERANS EMPLOYMENT
  • STRENGTHS
  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Training
  • Accountability/Recordkeeping
  • Teamwork
  • Work with diverse groups
  • Work under pressure

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VETERANS EMPLOYMENT
  • STRENGTHS
  • Plan Systematically
  • Safety
  • Follow Directions
  • Drug Free
  • Maturity
  • Security Clearance

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VETERANS EMPLOYMENT
  • CHALLENGES
  • Communications
  • Stereotypes
  • Unrealistic Expectations
  • Credentials

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SECTIONS 1.5-1.6
  • Objectives
  • Identify your work-related values
  • Determine your personal preferences
  • Explain why your work-related values and
    preferences are important in making job
    decisions

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SECTIONS 2.1-2.2
  • Objectives
  • Identify and research career possibilities
  • Determine your financial needs as a way of
    estimating your salary requirements

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SECTIONS 3.1-3.2
  • Objectives
  • Set personal goals
  • Get organized

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TYPES OF GOALS
  • SHORT-RANGE
  • INTERMEDIATE-RANGE
  • LONG-RANGE

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EMPLOYMENT GOALS
  • Employment goals need to be
  • SMART
  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Adaptable
  • Realistic
  • Trackable

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SECTIONS 3.3-3.7
  • Objectives
  • Plan an effective job search
  • Understand how to conduct company research
  • Learn about job assistance resources
  • Understand how to begin using the internet as
    part of the job search process
  • Analyze job announcements and ads for critical
    information

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LOOKING FOR WORK
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NETWORKING
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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
  • 1. Internet
  • 2. State Workforce Agency (Employment Office)
  • 3. Local Veterans Employment Representatives
    (LVER)
  • 4. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
  • 5. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
    (BAT), U.S. Department of Labor
  • 6. Private Employment Services
  • 7. College/School Placement Agencies
  • 8. Military and Professional Associations and
    Organizations

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
  • 9. Telephone Directory Yellow Pages,
    Industry Directory
  • 10. Industrial and Craft Unions
  • 11. Job Fairs
  • 12. Transition Offices
  • 13. Chambers of Commerce

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One-Stop Career Centers
  • Every state has centers that provide services at
    no cost to veterans and job seekers.
  • Available services vary by location.
  • Every center has a veterans representative to
    serve veterans.

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Veterans Representatives - DVOP
  • Disabled Veteran Outreach Program
  • Provides intensive services to meet the
    employment needs of disabled veterans and other
    eligible veterans, with the maximum emphasis
    directed toward serving those who are
    economically or educationally disadvantaged,
    including homeless veterans with barriers to
    employment

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Veterans Representative - LVER
  • Local Veterans Employment Representative
  • Conduct outreach to employers and engage in
    advocacy efforts with hiring executives to
    increase employment opportunities for veterans,
    encourage the hiring of disabled veterans, and
    generally assist veterans to gain and retain
    employment

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One Stop Centers Can Provide
  • Job search assistance
  • Employment referrals
  • Skills Assessments
  • Computer/Internet access
  • Unemployment Assistance
  • Labor Market Information
  • Vocational Guidance
  • Education and Training Assistance

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One Stop Centers cont.
  • Credentialing and Apprenticeships
  • State and national job banks
  • Child care resources
  • Transportation assistance may be available
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • Veterans Priority

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Finding a one-stop close to you
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SECTIONS 3.8-3.9
  • Objectives
  • Understand how to complete application forms
  • Understand how to find opportunities for Federal
    Civil Service Employment
  • Understand how to initiate the Federal
    application process

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Section 3.10
Create An Effective Resume
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Section 3.10
  • Objectives
  • Review key elements in the resume writing process

  • Write career objectives and descriptive
    accomplishment statements
  • Construct a draft resume

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Your Resume
  • Opens The Door
  • In the job search, paper is the great equalizer.
    Most employers want to see you on paper before
    meeting you in person.

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Marketing Your Resume
  • Basic Job Search Principle
  • Market Yourself!

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Purpose of a Resume
  • Marketing Tool sells YOU!
  • Summarizes how your skills and abilities can
    contribute to their company.
  • Helps get you a Job Interview
  • Employer screening tool

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The Importance of Career Decision Making in the
Resume-Writing Process
  • To write the most effective resume, you need to
    know what career field you want. Research
  • The career field you would like to pursue
  • Where the jobs are and who is hiring
  • What qualifications and credentials you need to
    attain
  • How to best market your qualifications

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Resume Formats
  • Chronological
  • Functional
  • Combination
  • Targeted

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Resume Formats
  • Chronological
  • Focuses on your work history with most recent
    position first
  • Easy for employers to follow your career history
  • Shows career progression and growth

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Resume Formats
  • Functional Resume
  • Focuses on your skills and experience. Skills are
    grouped into functional areas
  • Used most often when changing careers or if there
    are employment gaps

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Resume Formats
  • Combination Resume
  • Combination of the Chronological Functional
    resumes
  • Highlights skills and provides the chronological
    work history that some employers prefer

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Resume Formats
  • Targeted Resume
  • -Customized to a specific job
  • -Written specifically to the employers needs

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Resume Formats
  • Others
  • Federal Resumes
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Hybrids of several styles

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Resumes
  • Which Resume is Best?
  • The one that best positions
  • your experience for
  • the open position!

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Resume Types
  • Paper (Traditional) Resume
  • Scannable
  • Electronic

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Paper (Traditional) Resumes Presentation Tips
Guidelines
  • Professional look and feel, good visual appeal,
    white space for readability
  • Page Length 1 to 2 pages
  • Font Tahoma, Arial, Times New Roman, or
    Verdana
  • Font Size 10 to 12 points
  • Font Styles bold, italics, capitalization to
    highlight key areas
  • Paper Color white, light gray or ivory
  • Proofread and Spell Check
  • Place your name and page on all subsequent
    pages of your resume

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Presentation Tips and Guidelines
  • Writing Style Always Write in First Person No
    I Led a 75-member training team that
    delivered 100 of all scheduled training
    seminars worldwide.
  • Not
  • Sergeant Jones led a 75-member training team
    that delivered 100 of all scheduled training
    seminars worldwide.

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Resume Types
  • Scannable
  • To be sent either electronically or in paper
    format
  • Enables employers in large companies to quickly
    scan your resume

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Scannable Resumes Presentation Tips and
Guidelines
  • Plain resume scanned by company for key words
    and qualifications
  • DO NOT use highlights such as bold, italics,
    underlining, graphics, etc.
  • Use fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman
  • Minimum 11 point font size
  • No columns or tables
  • Spell out symbols like and
  • Place your name and page on all subsequent
    pages of your resume

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Electronic Resumes Presentation Tips and
Guidelines
  • Resumes Sent as an E-Mail Attachment
  • Use Printed or Traditional Resume Format
  • Professional look and feel, visually appealing
  • Microsoft Word most common save as Rich Text
    Format (RTF) unless posting suggests otherwise
  • Resumes Pasted in the Body of An Email
  • Copy and paste resume into email
  • Always check formatting before you send!

Review it before you send it!
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Sections of a Resume
  • Contact Information
  • Objective Statement
  • Summary of Qualifications
  • Experience
  • Employment History
  • Education/Training

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Sections of a ResumeContact Information
  • Janis Jenkins
  • 123 Pearl Street
  • Rockville, Maryland 12345
  • Home (301) 555-1111
  • Cell (301) 444-2222
  • Janis-Jenkins_at_email.com

JANIS JENKINS 123 Pearl Street Rockville, MD
12345 (301) 555-1111 (H) (301) 444-2222 (C)

Janis-Jenkins_at_email.com

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Sections of a ResumeCareer Objective Statement
  • Targeted Objective (preferred)
  • Lists specific job and company you are applying
    for
  • General Objective (optional)
  • When you do not know company or specific job
    applying for
  • Posting on a career website
  • Attending Job Fair and handing out resumes

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Writing Career Objectives
  • Concise, short and to the point
  • Target your career objective whenever possible.
    Dont make the employer guess
  • Be specific dont write
  • Seeking a challenging position with a large
    company that will provide an opportunity for
    growth and advancement.
  • What can you do for the employer?

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Exercise 1
  • Write Career Objective Statements

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Sections of a ResumeSummary of Qualifications
  • Highlights your key skill areas draws attention
    to specific skills that support your job goal
  • Paragraph or bulleted list
  • Should include your Security Clearance if you
    have one
  • Time to brag about your best qualities your
    greatest hits

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Assessing Skills for the Summary of
Qualifications
  • Highlight key words or skills listed in the job
    posting
  • Review your skills statements (from page 22 in
    the TAP Manual)
  • Select the skill statements that match the key
    words in the job posting
  • Research the company or industry you may
    identify additional skills

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Exercise 2
  • Write a Summary of Qualifications

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Sections of a ResumeExperience
  • Lists your results and/or achievements that
    relate to the position desired
  • Not a job description!
  • Answers the question, What is this individual
    going to do for me?
  • Use numbers, percentages, statistics, examples to
    illustrate achievements

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Translating Military Experience to Civilian Terms
  • One of your biggest challenges
  • Employers may overlook a military member because
    their resume is
  • Filled with military job titles and military
    skills not understood
  • Written using military jargon, acronyms and
    awards
  • Not targeted to job
  • It doesnt matter how qualified you are if the
    employer cant understand your resume

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Military Experience Civilian Terms
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Additional Websites
  • Army COOL and Navy COOL
  • https//www.cool.army.mil
  • https//www.cool.navy.mil
  • VMET
  • https//www.dmdc.osd.mil/vmet 
  • Americas CareerInfoNet
  • www.acinet.org/moc
  • Jobsaurus
  • www.taonline.com/jobsaurus
  • Military.com Translate Your Skills
  • www.military.com
  • CareerSkills Translator
  • Mil-Skills Translator
  • www.taonline.com/mosdot

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Skills and Experience
  • Military Platoon Leader, Leading Petty Officer,
    Section Leader, etc.
  • Front Line Supervisor
  • In the business world
  • Supervised evaluated up to 75 employees
  • Conducted high quality training for groups up to
    25
  • Improved staff productivity efficiency by 30
  • Planned and executed logistical support for team
    with outstanding results
  • Enforced 100 of company policies and procedures
  • Submitted comprehensive and timely reports to
    supervisor
  • Worked under pressure, multi-tasked, and met
    tight deadlines

Quantify and Qualify with s, s, and s w
herever possible!
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Writing Accomplishment Statements
Allows employers to visualize your contribution
Statements should contain --Value added results
--Action you took to achieve results
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Identify Your Skills and Accomplishments
  • Use the Transferable Skills Inventory
  • Select the skills that relate to the job you
    want
  • Sell your resume by highlighting your major
    accomplishments and achievements
  • Employers want to know
  • What skills can you offer me?

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Writing Accomplishment Statements
  • Use civilian terms
  • Start with an action verb
  • Dont use Responsible for
  • Write in past tense for previous jobs
  • Present tense for current job
  • Quantify results when possible
  • Use numbers
  • Percentages
  • Statistics
  • Examples

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Examples


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Examples
GOOD Basic skill/task description
Provided medical logistics support
BETTER More details Ordered and inventoried
over 1.2M in medical equipment and supplies
Managed staff, equipment, and supplies for a 100
bed medical treatment facility
BEST Accomplishment / outstanding result Save
d 30,000 annually by re-designing a supply
ordering system that reduced order backlog
Reduced supply delivery time 25 by creating a
fast track ordering system for routine office
supplies

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Examples
  • Inventory Control Managed companys 500-item,
    10M stock inventory warehouse with 100
    accountability.
  • Logistics Processed over 700 annual shipments
    of personal property and household goods valued
    in excess of 30M.
  • Security Supervised the security of 100M of
    highly sensitive equipment with zero loss.
  • Management Developed and managed an annual
    budget of 50M meeting departments profit
    goals.

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Exercise 3
  • Write Some Accomplishment Statements

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Sections of a ResumeEmployment History
  • Chronological Resume
  • - Dates, position, location experience
  • Functional Resume
  • - Does not include an employment history
  • Combination Resume
  • Dates, position location
  • Targeted Resume

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Sections of a Resume Education/Training
  • Include all degrees awarded
  • Highlight special honors such as graduated Cum
    Laude, with Honors, GPA, etc.
  • Include certifications, licenses and course work
    relevant to job applying for
  • List only military schools that support your job
    goal!

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Exercise 4
  • Develop the Education and Training Section of the
    Resume

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What NOT To Include On A Resume
  • These items are not recommended
  • on a resume
  • Marital Status - Hobbies
  • Age - Height Weight
  • Race - Salary
  • Photograph - References
  • Religious or Political Affiliations
  • Names, ages and number of children

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Exercise 5
  • Now lets tie all of the elements together and
    start drafting your resume!

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Resume Reviewand Quality Assurance
  • Carefully review your resume
  • Poorly written resumes and typographical errors
    result in being screened out
  • Suggested Reviewers
  • Transition/ACAP Office Staff
  • Veterans Representatives at your local One-Stop
    Career Center
  • HR Professional
  • Co-workers/Colleagues
  • Professional in the career field

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How Resumes Are Submitted
  • Printed or Traditional Paper Resume
  • Scannable Resume
  • Electronic Resume

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Ways to Market Your Resume
  • Networking - 1 method!
  • Personal Referrals
  • Targeted job search campaigns
  • Professional Associations
  • Job Fairs
  • Newspaper or print ads
  • Posting your resume online
  • Responding to online job postings
  • Corporate websites
  • In person cold calls

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In Summary
  • Resumes
  • Speak for you when youre not there
  • Serve as a marketing tool
  • Must highlight your ability to do the job
  • Should result in you getting an interview

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Congratulations!
  • You are now well on your way to completing your
    resume
  • Remember that your resume is a
  • work-in-progress
  • Use this draft resume as a guide to develop and
    fine tune your final product
  • Use the resources at your TAP/ACAP Offices. They
    are there to assist you. Make an appointment
    today!

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SECTIONS 4.1-4.2
  • Objectives
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Prepare to take employment tests as part of the
    interview process

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INTERVIEW STAGES
  • 1. Introductory Stage
  • 2. Employer Questions
  • 3. Applicant Questions
  • 4. Closing Stage

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SECTIONS 4.3-4.4
  • Objectives
  • Prepare a personal 30-second commercial
  • Prepare for the interview

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INTERVIEW TIPS
  • Be prepared
  • Be punctual
  • Look good
  • Watch your body language
  • Carry a portfolio
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Say thank you
  • Smile

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SECTION 4.5
  • Objectives
  • Learn how to dress appropriately for a job
    interview

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REMEMBER!
  • FIRST impressions are
  • LASTING impressions.

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SECTIONS 4.6-4.7
  • Objectives
  • Sharpen listening skills
  • Interpret body language

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SHARPEN LISTENING SKILLS
  • Control distractions
  • Use nonverbal signals
  • Paraphrase
  • Focus on key words
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • Take notes

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THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE
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SECTIONS 4.8-4.9
  • Objectives
  • Prepare to answer employer questions
  • Prepare questions to ask of employers

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YOUR ANSWERS SHOULD
  • 1. Be brief
  • 2. Use examples
  • 3. Show thought
  • 4. Make connections
  • 5. Tell how you work

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  • Introductions
  • Review position to be discussed
  • Employer asks questions
  • Tell me about yourself
  • Any Other Questions?
  • Closing
  • Critique
  • Switch roles and repeat

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SECTIONS 4.10-4.11
  • Objectives
  • Evaluate interviews
  • Write thank you letters as a follow-up to an
    interview
  • Analyze a rejection subsequent to an interview

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WHY DIDNT YOU GET A JOB?
  • SOMETIMES THE COMPANY
  • Hires from within
  • Hires a more experienced applicant
  • Does not hire

T-4.11-1
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WHY DIDNT YOU GET A JOB?
  • SOMETIMES YOU
  • Are over-qualified
  • Have a conflicting work style

T-4.11-2
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WHAT WENT WRONG?
  • PERSONAL PRESENTATION
  • Appearance
  • Handshake
  • Tone of voice
  • Speech/grammar

T-4.11-3
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WHAT WENT WRONG?
  • PERSONAL PRESENTATION
  • Language
  • Late or rushed
  • Aggressive
  • Lack of confidence,courtesy or enthusiasm

T-4.11-4
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WHAT WENT WRONG?
  • PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • AND VALUES
  • Lack of goals
  • Focus on short term
  • Cynical or defensive attitude
  • Lack of interest in company or position
  • Unpleasant attitude

T-4.11-5
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WHAT WENT WRONG?
  • INTERVIEW SKILLS
  • Poor eye contact or body language
  • Focus on money
  • Evasive answers
  • Negative responses
  • Lack of preparation

T-4.11-6
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SECTIONS 5.1-5.3
  • Objectives
  • Evaluate job offers
  • Negotiate terms of employment
  • Effectively communicate decisions to employers

T-5.1-1
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NEGOTIATING TIPS
  • 1. Be serious about issues
  • 2. Research issues to support position
  • 3. Remember salary usually does not include
    benefits
  • 4. Be prepared to negotiate

T-5.2-1
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BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT
T-5.3-1
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SECTIONS 6.1-6.5
  • Objectives
  • Understand available resources

T-6.1-1
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Helpful Contacts
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment
    and Training Service www.dol.gov/vets
  • Veteran Employment Representatives - DVOPs/LVERs
  • Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)
  • Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP)

T-6.2
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Helpful Contacts
  • Department of Veterans Affairswww.va.gov/homeless

  • Medical Center Homeless Coordinator
  • Benefits Administration Regional Office Homeless
    Coordinator
  • VET Center Staff
  • State Office of Veterans Affairs www.nasdva.com
  • National Coalition for Homeless
    Veteranswww.nchv.org 1-800-VET-HELP

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Starting Your Own Business
  • Small Business Assistance for Veterans

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Small Business Administration and Partners
  • Services and Programs Include
  • SBA Loan Guaranties
  • Microloans
  • Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster
    http//www.sba.gov/disaster_recov/loaninfo/militar
    yreservist.html
  • Venture Capital
  • Surety Bond Guarantee Program

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Programs and Services cont.
  • Score Counseling
  • On-line Training Federal Contracting Assistance

  • Advocacy
  • Regulatory Fairness

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Information On-Line
  • For Veterans and Service Connected Veterans
    www.sba.gov/vets
  • For Self employed Reserve and National Guard
    Members www.sba.gov/reservists
  • See handout for additional websites to specific
    programs

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Support and Assistance
  • Federal Student Aid Overview

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Who is Federal Student Aid?
  • Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S.
    Department of Education, ensures that all
    eligible individuals can benefit from federally
    funded or federally guaranteed financial
    assistance for education beyond high school. We
    consistently champion the promise of
    postsecondary education to all Americansand its
    value to our society.

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Who gets federal student aid?
Our most basic eligibility requirements are that
you must demonstrate financial need, be a
U.S. citizen (or, for most programs, an eligible
noncitizen) have a valid Social Security numbe
r and, qualified to obtain a postsecondary edu
cation Possess either a high school diploma or
General Education Development (GED) certificate
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How to apply?
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student
    Aid (FAFSA)
  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Contact the school(s) you might attend
  • Contact financial aid office

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For more information
Visit our Web Site www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov
or call Federal Student Aid Information
Center (FSAIC) 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
TTY 1-800-730-8913 1-319-337-5665 (not a
toll free number)
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