Secrets of the Job Hunt


Saturday, December 06, 2008

California Career Day for Veterans’ Job Search

On December 5, CPEhr, a California HR Consulting firm, and New Directions, a non-profit providing services to U.S. veterans, conducted a joint Career Day training event to assist veterans in their job search.

New Directions was founded in 1989 and is housed on the campus of the Veterans Administration in West Los Angeles. Its mission is to empower veterans and to facilitate their successful return to families and society; they have teamed with CPEhr to provide their residents with free training to assist them in finding employment.

“We wanted to give our veterans an edge and get them more competitive in this tough economy,” says Brigitte Slayton, New Direction’s Vocational Program Manager. “Since CPEhr has HR professionals who have worked in many different industries, we felt they were the best choice to give our veterans advice from the employer’s perspective, help them overcome obstacles, and help build their self esteem.”

The training curriculum includes workshops on various topics, geared towards assisting veterans successfully locate and get a job. Workshop topics include: How to Look For a Job, Putting Your Best Foot Forward, Grooming and Interviewing Etiquette, and How to Keep Your Job. The curriculum was designed by CPEhr, a professional human resources consulting firm that has provided training for California employers since 1982.

“For over 25 years, we have helped local businesses manage their employees, and have helped employees be more successful in their jobs,” explains Ari Rosenstein, Director of Marketing at CPEhr. “We wanted to offer that expertise back to the community, and felt that supporting our veterans find jobs would be the perfect way to do it.”

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