The civilian hiring and selection process is not always cut and dry. The largest dynamic and unreliable factor in our process is us, people.
Case in point, while sourcing for an entry level position at the company, I came across a resume of a talented banker. Momentarily I question, “Why would he be looking for an entry level position?” I happened to notice the candidate had a military background as well as industry experience. Being that I had friends in the military, I thought to extend a call to this candidate. After speaking with him to learn about his experience, I quickly identified that he was overqualified for the position he applied for. Then, I referred him to another position at a neighboring location. He willingly interviewed with the manager on a Saturday and has been a great employee of ours ever since. Continue reading →
I haven’t spoken to anyone who hasn’t found the process of separation to be complicated and frustrating. Unlike everything else in the military, there isn’t a manual or regulation to tell you what to do. You can attend career transition classes, figure out what paperwork you need to submit, but the transition is yours. And after years of being told what to do, it can be pretty scary to make a big decision on your own. Continue reading →
To look at the character of an individual, you have to go deeper than just one thing they say. Employers who are interested in bringing somebody on board with their company are more than likely going to research candidates online to see further into their character.
Social Media opens these doors, but also gives an open door for the interviewer to get a good look into the character of the company as well.
Reading a mission statement and an “about” section on a website is good, but to get a better idea of who they are, here’s some quick tips. Continue reading →
By definition, a ‘to-do’ list is a technique for organizing and defining the tasks one needs to complete within a specified period of time. Writing a list is a convenient way to compile information, and takes the guesswork out of having accurate recall. These lists usually take form with an assortment of errands and projects that are thrown together in one large chunk. The idea behind the list is efficiency, but not all ‘to-do’ lists are created equal. Continue reading →
Yesterday’s Virtual Career Fair from Milicruit was a huge success! Over 32,000 visitors jumped online and attended between 11-4PM EST yesterday, and over 28,000 jobs were available from 45 employers and government agencies!
After the event we had a chance to hear from a few people who attended online: Continue reading →
With the Pennsylvania LIVE Job Fair coming up, we’re going to give you an idea of how to use Linkedin to get introduced to a potential military friendly employer in that area.
The first step I’m going to share is searching for the job I want. In this case I’m going to go to our job search site (www.h2h.jobs) and search for a job that I’m qualified for. In my case, I’m going to choose “Social Media” and I’m going to look in Pennsylvania. Continue reading →
Milicruit’s Virtual Career Fairs (VCF) are an excellent way to connect with military friendly employers looking to fill positions inside and outside of your region or at times you’re unavailable to get out of the house.
H2H has partnered as one of Milicruit’s primary sponsors to their career fairs in order to bring visibility about the VCF to the H2H job seeker community. Milicruit is the recognized leader in virtual recruiting environments for military members. They have four national events along with numerous regional events throughout 2012.
The online events offer job seekers the opportunity to not only browse employer booths but also interact directly with employers all in an online environment! Continue reading →
This is an exciting week at H2H as we get ready to head to our first live job hiring event in Fayetteville, NC!
The event, Hiring Our Heroes, is put on by the US Chamber of Commerce and is open only to employers (who are committed to hiring our veterans), veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and eligible spouses. Continue reading →