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October Veterans Showcase Event 2018
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10/16/2018
When: Tuesday, October 16
From 3:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Where: Hilton Palm Beach Airport
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida  33406
Presenter: Carol Eggert, Brigadier General Retired, Comcast Senior VP of Military and Veteran Affairs
Contact: Chapter Administrator


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Veterans Showcase October 16th: Recruiting, Retaining and Honoring Our Heroes

HRPBC is proud to announce that in late June, at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, we were one of six chapters nationwide to be awarded an innovation grant from the SHRM Foundation. The funding will be used to support our October Showcase event which is focused on helping both veterans and member companies in regards to veteran recruitment and retention initiatives. 

This innovation grant is just one way that the SHRM Foundation supports state councils and chapters working to improve their communities and build inclusive workplaces. The grants recognize existing or new programs and services that have practical and measurable effects on the employment of military veterans.

Other SHRM organizations receiving grants were South Central Minnesota SHRM; Northwest Arkansas SHRM Chapter; Illinois SHRM; Washington State SHRM; and San Diego SHRM.

Overall, these chapter programs are designed to educate employers on how to support employees serving in the National Guard and Reserves, recognize employers committed to veteran hiring, help HR professionals write job descriptions for veterans and review veterans’ resumes, coach retiring officers on translating their military experience to civilian leadership positions, donate professional services to veterans as they prepare to re-enter the workforce, and provide courses and mentorship to transitioning service members. 


Speaker: Carol Eggert, Brigadier General Retired, Comcast Senior VP of Military and Veteran Affairs (Click here for bio.)

Veterans' Breakout Session:

This session is designed to assist Veterans in their quest to find challenging positions that match their knowledge and skill sets. This will be achieved through use of speed mentoring - attending vets will have 15 minutes with six mentors or table hosts who themselves are veterans who have successfully transitioned to a civilian career.

  • How to market yourself including networking to locate employment opportunities
  • Resume preparation tips – translating your military experience into civilian speak 
  • How to research companies and career opportunities and professions that leverage your passions, talents and hidden strengths 
  • Resources available for a job search (could include how to work with a career counselor or job coach) as well as accessing other community resources that are available to you and your family
  • Putting your best foot forward on job interviews 
  • Mission critical advice – teamwork and collaboration in the civilian world and charting your own career growth

Employers' Breakout Session:

This session will consist of round table discussions led by a subject matter expert. These discussions will focus on hiring and retention practices that enhance the success quotient of any veteran hiring program. Round table topics will include:

  • How to connect with job seeking veterans (sourcing military veterans)
  • Reading a Veterans resume – understanding military experience, military jargon and recognizing transferable skills 
  • Effective Veteran Interviewing techniques 
  • Creating a military friendly work environment for employee and their military spouse
  • Understanding the visible and invisible wounds of war
  • Best retention practices including veteran affinity groups, veteran service organizations etc. (ESGR)

Job Fair:

A job fair will follow the breakout sessions (from 4-6 pm). Veteran job seekers will be able to meet with representatives from participating organizations and present their resume for consideration.


EVENT DETAILS:

When:
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Where:
Hilton Palm Beach Airport-West Palm Beach
Agenda:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Veteran Breakout Session
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Employer Breakout Session
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Job Fair
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Networking
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm - Dinner Presentation

Cost:
Members $45
Guests/Non-Members $55.00
Walk-ins (day of event) subject to availability $75.00

Click here to register!  
*If you are a VETERAN - Please contact HRPBCVeteransEvent@gmail.com to register.  Make sure to include your name, email and phone number.  

 




 

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