The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair, scheduled for November 9, 2012, at the Community College of Rhode Island was committed to making this one-of–a-kind FREE hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes event was co-sponsored locally by The Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition, RI Department of Labor and Training, the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), the U. S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and The American Legion.
November 9, 2012
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807
Professional Development Workshops open to all Warwick, RI job seekers
Two exciting workshops were offered during the Warwick Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Fair!
1) Your Elevator Speech: Getting you to the next level: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Workshop Goal: When introducing yourself at a business networking meeting or even a job interview or job fair, you must be prepared to tell people about yourself. Your elevator speech is key to not only telling people your name but what you do. The secret to your speech is that it needs to be according to your own style and provokes questions about what you do.
2) How to Network Yourself While Looking For a Job: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Workshop Goal: Networking is key in anything you want to achieve in life. How do you start if you are a shy person, or love to sit behind a computer? This workshop will inspire you to go beyond your comfort zone and realize there are so many small ways to move you forward with your goals.
Online Tools for Veterans and Spouses
Hiring Our Heroes has launched an online partnership with Military.com to complement our face to face hiring fair efforts across the country. Veterans can get help writing resumes and interview tips; translating military skills, experience, and training into related civilian careers; and finding current lists of employment opportunities with military-friendly employers. Click below to get the tools you need to find your next career.