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Workforce Readiness

The DallasHR Workforce Readiness Committee participates in events in our community that prepare individuals to enter or re-enter the workforce.

Need for Volunteers

Interested in volunteering your time and talents to helping serve specific segments of our population as they prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce? If so, consider helping out the DallasHR Workforce Readiness Committee.

To keep up with the demand and popularity of our offerings, Workforce Readiness now needs more volunteers to help with the efforts.

For several years, Workforce Readiness has provided valuable support to The Senior Source’s employment program, focusing on assisting participants prepare for “behavioral interviewing.” As participants are divided into groups based on the number of volunteers, the preference is to have six to 12 experienced HR professionals at each session of mock interviews.

We are also partnered with American Future Series and Hiring Heroes at their annual job fair for veterans and their spouses at Dallas Baptist University, assisting with facilitating the HR Leader Discussion and resume assistance.

Most recently, we have partnered with Dallas ISD and NAF delivering resume and interview workshops to juniors and seniors in the Academies programs at several Dallas high schools.

At some of our events, the volunteer facilitator delivers to their group an overview of the purpose of behavioral interviewing and the types of questions that will be asked. After gathering a little information about the type of opportunity each participant is seeking, mock interviewing begins, with each participant asked three to five questions. The group gives feedback to the person who answered the practice questions and then the facilitator gives their feedback. After, the facilitator moves on to the next participant. We offer information on resume development and critique individual resumes. We may also facilitate and participate in panel discussions with candidates and HR leaders.

If you wish to volunteer but are not comfortable running a group or would like to help in a different capacity, additional volunteer opportunities are offered. Please call or e-mail Kim Huff for more information at (469) 387-5483 or 
kim_huff@mhbt.com.

Photos from Recent Events

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Resources

Guide to Recruiting and Hiring Veterans,National Guard Members and Reservists
Includes a guide for both small and large employers.

Military.com
A site hosted by Monster.com that showcases the benefits of hiring a veteran.

Texas Veterans Commission
Texas Veterans Commission can help employers connect with qualified veterans who possess numerous unique abilities gained through military service including leadership ability, teamwork, accelerated learning curve, knowledge of new technology and the global environment, efficient performance under pressure, ability to establish and follow guidelines and procedures and integrity.

Hire F-1 Students
Read about the advantages of hiring international graduates, the costs for Employers and the immigration process.

Helpful Articles

"Boots to Briefcase: Conquering the 18-month Churn"

posted with permission from author Emily King

"Get Veterans in the Door and Keep Them"
and more from Human Resources Management Ideas & Trends - a CCH Publication

 

Resources

 Allies In Service
*A DallasHR Partner*

Allies in Service is a Dallas-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans and their spouses in the areas of employment, housing, education and health care. We offer a personalized approach with our veterans, their spouses and community partners through education, resources and referrals to ensure a warm hand off takes place. Allies in Service provides outreach to community employers that show a genuine interest in hiring veterans for sustainable careers and offer our veterans and their spouses basic job preparation in the areas of resume review, mock interviews and general troubleshooting, to set the them up for success.

Allies in Service is proud to be partnered with DallasHR and the Workforce Readiness Committee and look forward to serving our veteran community together!

 American Corporate Partners (ACP)
The ACP is a nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce through mentoring, career counseling, and networking with professionals from some of America's finest corporations and select universities. ACP is not a jobs program, but a tool for networking and long-term career development. Those who have served on active duty since 2001 as well as the spouses of those service members severely wounded or killed in action are eligible to apply to be Protégés, and those with service-related disabilities will be given preference.

 Job Connection Education Program (JCEP)
The JCEP helps National Guard Service Members and their spouses who are unemployed or underemployed find careers.

 Military.com
The special job search site hosted by Monster.com gives you accessto a better career search and educational opportunities to fine tune that search.

 Texas Veterans Commission
The Texas Veterans Commission is committed to provide superior service through agency programs of claims assistance, employment services, education and grants that will significantly improve the quality of life of Texas veterans and their families.

 TexVet: Partners Across Texas
TexVet is dedicated to providing veterans, military members and their families with equal access to information by collecting federal, state, and local Veteran Service Organization (VSO) information. TexVet has created an online Veterans Service Provider Network (VSPN).

 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (EGSR)
The Texas EGSR seeks to create a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. Visit the EGSR site for links to resources for National Guard and Reserve members in search of employment.

Additional Articles and Resources

Define Primary Skills - Your Essence

 What Color is My Parachute?

 Identify and Assess Your Skills

 Identify Transferable Skills

 Free Career Tests

Determine What You Are Looking For

 My Next Move.org - For Veterans
Search careers by Key Words, Industry or Careers Like Your Military Job

 Military-to-Civilian Job Search

 Personalized Job Matching In Texas

Make Sure Your Resume Contains Primary Skills/Key Words

 What are Resume Key Words?

 Words You Should Not Use on Your Resume

 Hero2Hired

How to Utilize Social Media in Your Job Search

 About.com - Social Networking Sites: Top Social Networking Sites for Job Searching

 Why is Social Media Important to Your Job Search?

 How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

Preparing For Your Interview

 Prepare for The Behavioral Interview

 Do Your Homework Before the Big Interview

 Nonverbal Communications: Escape the Pitfalls

 Job Interview Prep Sheet

 How to Dress for An Interview

Key Words for Electronic Resume/Application Submission

Getting Back into the Workforce

Resume Creation and Job Cycle

Behavioral Interviewing Tips

Additional Information

For more information on current Committee initiatives, please contact the DallasHR Workforce Readiness Director:

Kim Huff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
DallasHR Workforce Readiness Director
kim_huff@mhbt.com


 
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