In our quest to provide support for the brave women and men who served us and our country so well, GSC-SHRM partnered with Fort Dix, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), GI Go Fund and Tip of the Arrow to produce a career transition program designed to assist all service members with the successful transition from active service into civilian employment. Nearly 600 service members received personalized, one-on-one career coaching from over 140 professional human resource and coaching volunteers. The event produced a videotaped SME panel discussion on job search, interviewing techniques and entrepreneurship. Workshops focused on networking, job search technology and ADA accommodation assistance. Résumé lab services provided on the spot changes in preparation for the job fair (free to the 80+ participating employers with current openings) serving up job opportunities for over 800 veterans. This program fills the gap resulting from an absence of career transition preparation services for service members. Due to the success of this pilot program, we partnered with military leaders, mental health services, employers, colleges and other groups to take the program nationally so service members returning to demobilization units across the country may gain from our support of their goal to become employed.
The Garden State Council - SHRM, Inc. won a 2009 Pinnacle Award for this initiative.
Webinar with Sound
PDF of Webinar slide deck for download
Read more about this program in SHRM Online.