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!

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