Helping Veterans

On Tuesday, I was able to go to PNC Bank Arts Center for the Hire-A-Vet career fair in Holmdel, NJ. While I was there I was able to speak with a lot of veterans with all diverse backgrounds. I was even asked to do a radio spot for as well. It was a great day and I was even able to bring my good friend Ashley with me on it. We met a lot of great companies and people and she did an awesome job as my assistant for the day.

Today, I was asked to write a blog post about my time at PNC. I figured that I should cross-post it with a post from my personal blog. So here it is:

“I went to the Hire-A-Vet career fair at PNC Bank Art Centeron Tuesday. I was able to meet a diverse group of military veterans and talk tothem about re assimilating back into the workplace. Most of them had neverheard of The ones that did though, had much praise for oursite. The vets mentioned that our site was a great resource for them to helpthem find jobs. I explained to the veterans who had never heard of us that wework with companies that are looking for the technical skill and leadershipqualities that military vets receive while serving our country.  I was able to show them our mobile site and tosee how easy it was to connect with top name employers looking to hire militaryvets and their families. 

Listening to the veterans’ stories, it really made me feelfor them.  I was able to learn abouttheir backgrounds in the military and how it turned them into the outstandingmen and women that stood before that day. I really felt great about talking tothem because I knew that we had dedicated, qualified candidates who would beperfect for some of the careers we have on our site. The veterans were verythankful for our site and all that we do to help them. I assured them that theyhave done more for my freedom then I could ever do and wanted to give back fortheir dedication and perseverance.  Ithink that these vets will be able to find work in a short amount of time andbe great leaders in their roles.”
Speaking of helping veterans, I will also be doing an interview with Military Mom, Sandra Beck’s, talk radio show on Monday, the 30th at 5PM (EST). If you aren’t busy, you should listen is as there will be a lot of information about the company I work for and how everyone can help veterans.
While at work, just now, I got a call from a group in Cleveland, Ohio about a career fair. Maybe that will be my next stop if I can get my boss to approve it! Would love to do some traveling for the company. Have I mentioned that I love my job? And that fact that I start my promotion on Monday doesn’t hurt either!

Maybe Becoming A Writer?

Before I get into anything about me lately, I would like to offer a blessing and much love to my friend Nicole. Her little monkey is having surgery right now and she is the cutest thing in the world. Little MaKayla is the greatest gift her mother has ever received and I know Nicole since we were children. So just sending a lot of love her way and to let her know that the monkey will be fine and she will be better off afterwards. Love you sis.

For those of you who don’t know, I have a job as a branding/public relations director for a great company called We help people of all diversity find jobs. We have sites for military veterans, Hispanic, Black, Asian, physically handicapped, etc. It’s really a great site and I am working hard to really make a difference in this company. I really stand behind what they do and I love it. I think that I have finally found a career and not just a job. It’s been very hard with the economy to do this so I am really glad that I found this company. Besides, the people I work with are awesome as well! That doesn’t hurt when you see them more then you see your own family. We make jokes and we all pick on each other. It’s a good atmosphere to be in. I have been in bad office settings and that is not fun. 

I do a lot of content writing and branding for the site as well. I am always coming up with catchy slogans and writing copy for our sites. This got me thinking, and no I didn’t hurt myself, that maybe I should be a writer. I write in this blog, another blog and at my job. I have always been told that I have an exceptional knack for getting my points across on paper and when I speak. Since I do need another job, I am thinking that maybe becoming an online blogger/writer would be the best thing for me. If I am already doing what the companies want of me, why not get paid to do it? I can work remotely and write articles for different groups. This would make my writing style even better and could really help me in the money department. We all could use some extra cash in this economy.

I applied for a few jobs this morning that were looking for bloggers. I think that the idea that I could work from home and work on my own schedule, around Workplace, would be great. I would be able to do this when I’m up late at night or early in the morning. I would have the comfort of my own home and even when I went away for a weekend, I could still blog. This would mean investing in a new laptop, which I need anyways. 

I have a lot of friends online so I know that my posts would be read by many and who knows where that could lead too. I am always looking towards the future because I need to get myself financially set and start worrying about things like my 401k, retirement and so on. I also need to work on being a twenty seven year old and still having fun. I live an hour from the shore, I need to go more often this summer and just enjoy myself. If I can enjoy myself on the beach while working, I would think that the only other thing I would need is a drink in my hand and I would be set.