Friday, July 27, 2012
We are Hired Education for Vets
, and we will be conducting a free workshop on August 20, 2012 to help veterans market their skills and value to potential employers.
More than 1,000,000 veterans are looking for work since leaving the military, but their talent and skills are being overlooked. Thousands of companies are looking for employees, but they can't seem to find qualified candidates.
This disconnect is rooted in a communication failure: Veterans don't speak corporate and companies don't understand military lingo. But both sides need to answer two basic questions:
1. Why do I want to work for you?
2. Why should we hire you?
Veterans are reliable leaders who understand that the good of the whole must take precedence over the desire of the individual, but they often need assistance in conveying that message to employers.
Hired Education for Vets has assembled a team of experts to help veterans bridge that gap. The six experts are two former military officers, two professional trainers, and two corporate speakers who will provide key information to help veteran's transition to the private sector.
Attendees will be provided with the information they need to prepare a great resume, learn how to dress for success, evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities as well as corporate openings, and keep the positive momentum going with conversations. There will be ample time to network and ensure personal one-on-one time with the faculty and the career sponsors.
The seminar will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2012 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, a world-class meeting facility located just off Michigan Avenue and behind NBC Tower at 450 Cityfront Plaza Drive. It is easily accessible by multiple modes of transportation and is handicap accessible
Due to limited seating, advance registration is required.
To register, go to HE4Vets.com, call 312 527 1111 or email email@example.com
### Event Details:
Event: Hired Education For Vets Career Workshop
Location: Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration: All Veterans must register at HE4Vets.com or call 312-527-1111. Space is very limited. Sponsors:
American Airlines is our main corporate sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities available at HE4Vets.com or call 312-527-1111. Media:
For more information, contact the event organizer directly at AliciaE@HE4Vets.com
or call 312-527-1111. Please link any media to: http://www.he4vets.com/events/hired-education-4-vets-career-fair-education/ Speaker Bios: David L. Slotwinski, PhD; Col, USA (ret)
David L. Slotwinski, PhD; Col, USA (ret) has over 30 years of progressive leadership and general management experience as a leader, manager, and supervisor within the United States Army, the Department of Defense, the public sector, and volunteer organizations.
• Former Commander, United States Military Entrance Processing Command
• Former Chief of Staff, United States Army Recruiting Command
• Former brigade, battalions (2), and companies (4) commander
In addition, Dan served as executive/senior leadership experience, which included direct responsibility for recruiting, sales, marketing, advertising, promotions and customer service. Currently Dan is a Professor at St. Martin's University School of Business.
Dave will take you through the transition process and explain how to obtain more attention, more interviews and focus on your mission: to get hired by the private sector. Dave knows and understands the importance of communicating and has developed communication strategies to convey vision, intent, and change. He will explain how to create a series of performance measures to significantly improve your mission focus and obtain improvements. Marcea Weiss
Marcea Weiss served in the U.S. Army as a Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot, Training Officer and Maintenance Manager with the 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning) in Hawaii and the 1st Infantry Divisions (Big Red One) in Germany, attaining the rank of O-4 Major before separating. Since leaving the military, Marcea has served in progressive hiring, sales, marketing, operations and management roles, working closely with Cypress Semiconductor, GE, Apple and Microsoft to reach the next level and achieve results.
Marcea holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Honolulu and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (change management) Certification from GE. She has written and published a book to help other transitioning veterans titled, Leaving the Military; Your Deployment Guide to Corporate America and speaks regularly at Industry as well as veteran transition events. Marcea is a current member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) MOAA (Military Officers Association of America), American Legion and AUSA (Association of the United States Army). Marcea volunteers her time with the Department of Defense ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) as well as within her community.
Bill Durkin, CSP
Bill Durkin, is President and Founder of One Positive Place. Bill is an international speaker, consultant and coach. For 30 years, Bill has been helping leaders excel. His unique and positive approach has produced results for over 40,000 leaders throughout the United States, Canada, England, South America, Spain and Africa.
Bill was honored with the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. Less than 7% of the 5,000 speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this designation.
Bill was also selected to the International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs, an organization that recognizes individuals for their efforts to create economic growth and improved productivity.
In addition, Bill has been honored with the prestigious Gold Leaf Award from the Metropolitan Family Services, recognizing his outstanding volunteer work that strengthens families and communities. Jim Feldman, CITE, CPT
Jim Feldman -The Innovator- has over 40 years of innovative problem solving results for many Fortune 500 companies. He is an internationally recognized expert in hospitality, performance improvement, and branding and customer service. He has authored five books, spoken in almost every continent, and contributes his expertise through his articles, interviews, books and real world presentations.
Jim has been a visiting professor at Northeastern, Purdue, University of Illinois, and Roosevelt University. After attending Washburn University Law School, Jim continued his education to obtain a MBA from the University of Illinois. Jim has created dozens of companies, hundreds of jobs and currently the Chief Innovation Expert at Synectics Open Solutions, LLC.
Jim will show you how to reinvent yourself, discover opportunities from existing resources and channel your military experience by becoming part detective, part consultant, part salesperson—and very creative.
He will show you how to target your search, match your skills to their needs, offer solutions, and use social media and networking. Finding a job is an art that can be learned from other's success. Jim will show you how prepare the answers to "What do they want? And what keeps them up at night?" If you can answer those questions then only one remains-"When do I start? Laurie Brown, CSP
Laurie Brown has over two decades of experience as a trainer, coach and speaker, helping her audience improve their presentation and communication skills. She is the author of The Greet Your Customer Manual, The Teleprompter Manual and Brand-aid.
She has an international clientele, having presented on four continents and numerous countries. Laurie has worked at all corporate levels, and her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and her clients include Accenture, IBM, KPMG, Great American Insurance, Ford Motor Company, among many others and is a Certified Speaking Professional.
No matter what career you seek, how bad the economy may be and how many competitors you are up against, you have an edge that no one else has: YOU. You are the differentiating factor in your prospective employer's decision-making process. No other individual has that edge. The difference all starts with you. Laurie will help attendees provide excellent communication skills that are essential in leveraging YOUR difference to obtain a job. Dale Irvin, CSP, CPAE
Dale Irvin is a speaker, comedian author, but is best known as The Professional Summarizer.
As a speaker, Dale reaches thousands of people a year with his message of laughter therapy. He is a Certified Speaking Professional and is a member of the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame.
As a comedian, he has appeared on over 100 national television shows including appearances on Showtime, MTV, A&E, HBO, and Oprah.
Dale is the author of eight books including "Insurance As A Second Language." He also produces The Friday Funnies, a weekly look at the more unusual news stories of the week in written form and as a link to a YouTube video.
As The Professional Summarizer Dale delivers up to the minute comedy monologues based on the events that have just happened. It is a one-of-a-kind presentation that his clients love so much they bring him back year after year. One even said, "What Billy Crystal brings to the Academy Awards, you brought to our meeting.