In today’s tough job market, it is important to stand out amongst the crowd during the job interview. To help differentiate you from the average applicant, we suggest you follow the STAR technique. This technique provides a simple way to present complete and detailed answers to interview questions.
Situation- Give a specific example of a situation related to the question Task- Describe a task that needed to be accomplished Action- Explain the actions you carried out related to the situation or task Results- Explain the results of your actions
Photo Caption: (From left to right) Veterans Reuben Butler, Devon Murraine and U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Christine Cunningham take a hands-on approach to their job search at the Hero 2 Hired Mobile Job Store today at the DC Armory, part of the Department of Defense’s “Hero 2 Hired” employment program designed for members of the National Guard and Reserve.
WASHINGTON (May 17, 2012) – A one-of-a-kind vehicle brought career tools directly to National Guard and Reserve members today at the D.C. Armory. The innovative Hero 2 Hired (H2H) “Mobile Job Store” allowsGuardsmen and Reservists– who often face higher unemployment rates than civilians and unique occupational challenges– to search for available jobs through an online job portal specifically designed to connect them with military-friendly civilian employers that have made a stated commitment to hire veterans. The mobile facility also provides service members assistance with resume building and translating their military skills to civilian job qualifications. Continue reading →
In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 was passed and signed into law last November. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed 35 to 60 year old Veterans, which will begin on July 1, 2012.
Increasing your chances of finding a job may require increasing the geography of your job search. Moving for a job is no small undertaking though, and here at H2H we want to prepare you for what you can expect. This week we spoke with Aaron Kraljev, the Employment Marketing Manager at Wells Fargo. We asked him a few questions about what employers expect from out of state applicants. 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 →