Many employers are either unaware of the numerous skills and experiences veterans acquire while on active duty or mistakenly believe these skills are not transferable outside the military. As a result, too many veterans in Broward County are unemployed – and an even larger number are underemployed, meaning they have greater qualifications than their jobs require.
Underemployment occurs because veterans frequently take less optimal employment in the short term in order to replace income immediately after leaving active service. This is especially true if they have families to support and cannot afford an extended job search. Geographic dislocation and lack of civilian job search skills exacerbate an already difficult situation. So, they may have a job, but they haven’t necessarily started a career.
This is where you can help…
The MISSION UNITED Success Coach Initiative is an opportunity for qualified and enthusiastic volunteers to offer career-focused mentorship for Broward County veterans seeking employment and/or career advancement. Success coaching, provided by human resource professionals and other competent business experts, is delivered through a respectful, professional and supportive partnership with veterans committed to achieving their career goals.
In particular, Success Coaches help veterans with:
- Establishing career goals and drafting career plans
- Resume creation and dissemination
- Job searches
- Networking and connections
- Job applications, interview preparation and follow-up
- Offer acceptances and negotiations
- Long-term job retention and career success
As a Success Coach, you will maintain weekly contact with your veteran and commit to mentorship for at least one year.
Success Coaches should have experience in human resources, staffing or recruiting, or have relevant supervisory experience. You need not be a veteran yourself, but must have a strong respect for the service of veterans. Extensive knowledge of the military is not necessary.
Ready to learn more? Click the link below to submit your information to our team.