Professional Placement is proud to assist those of you who have served for our country! At the valley’s Suit Up Event we will helping with resumes’ and sharing some of the knowledge we have gained over the past 63 years to assist them in their job search.
What: Suit Up Event is a free clothing and grooming giveaway event for Valley veterans looking for work, hosted by locally owned and operated formal wear specialists, Nick’s Menswear. Haircuts will be provided by Lifeline Barbershop, resume writing services provided by Professional Placement and food by local restaurant, Chompies.
When: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Nick’s Menswear’s
Arizona Mills Mall
5000 South Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ 85282
Here are just a few things to consider as you make the transition from military to civilian employment:
1. Plan ahead for what you would like to do once you have completed your military service. Research careers that incorporate the abilities you have honed, and consult with a career counselor for leads on positions that will help you reach the salary you are targeting. One website that can help is: http://www.careeronestop.org/ReEmployment/Veterans/, this site offers advice on matching military skills with civilian careers.
2. Education is a great way to start a new career path or take the classes that fill in any gaps you need to qualify you for the job that you really want! There are great programs that offer college assistance through each branch of the military.
3. Use your cover letter to draw in the employer. Your cover letter gives you the perfect opportunity to impress the employer and to show how your talents translate easily from military into civilian positions. Be sure to avoid military vocabulary that may be unfamiliar to those reviewing your information.
4. Attend networking events, post on social networking sites, or ask friends and family for a referral. Let your poise and professional demeanor speak for itself as you speak with people face to face. This is the best way to find out inside tips on new employment opportunities and getting introduced to hiring managers!
We are grateful for your bravery and service and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!