Celebrating Our Troops

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

July 3, 2012

Last week I was honored to join my colleagues as we participated in the Heroes for Hire career fair in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The event, organized by April Ellerbe, founder and CEO of New Century Planning, and T.J. Breeden, chairman of eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc., served to provide members of the military community with valuable resources for transitioning into the civilian workforce. As the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, I was excited by the opportunity to give back to our men and women in uniform.

We spent the day sharing our expertise and demonstrating how to use TheLadders’ tools and resources to successfully navigate the job search process.

As professional resume writers, Jenny Erasmus and I critiqued individual resumes. We provided advice on marketing military experience in a way that would attract prospective employers. While military and civilian careers are certainly different, the skills and experience gained in the armed forces would be invaluable to any organization. We enjoyed educating attendees on ways to translate this experience onto their resumes.

Career advisor John Cardillo used his hands-on experience to advise on all stages of the job search from HR software to networking and interviews. Lisa Hagendorf, our VP of public relations, shared her passion for TheLadders by enthusiastically answering questions about all the great services we provide.

At TheLadders, we strive to alleviate some of the inevitable uncertainty that comes with the search for a new job. The Heroes for Hire career fair was a great opportunity for us to do that firsthand. I look forward to joining my coworkers at more events like this in the future, especially when I have the chance to help our men and women in uniform.

Click here to see TheLadders team in action at the Heroes for Hire career fair.

Jordan Forrest is a Resume Writer for TheLadders, where she transforms ineffective resumes into powerful documents that position clients for their dream job. Outside of work, Jordan enjoys watching stand-up at the Comedy Cellar and listening to Otis Redding turned up to 11.