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NVTC VEI VETWORKING Event

September 26, 2017 - October 4, 2017

The Northern Virginia Technology Council's Veterans Employment Initiative VETWORKING program provides transitioning military members, Veterans including student Veterans, Guard and Reserve members and their spouses with a free career transition education and personal growth experience necessary to succeed in seeking civilian employment. VETWORKING is a personal and professional development program which combines elements of networking and mentoring and connects the jobseeker with a support team. Through small group interactions, VETWORKING facilitates the jobseeker's development of career search skills, building of professional networks and empowerment through the support of fellow job seekers and professional mentors. This takes a deeper dive into the career transition world than the military's Transition Assistance Program.

The program is broken down into two sessions of three hours each on the evenings of Tuesday, 26 September & Wednesday, 4 October at the MITRE Corporation facility at 1550 Westbranch Drive, McLean (Tysons Corner area), VA. The start time for each session is 5 pm and dinner is provided. There is a maximum of 25 Veterans/spouses per cohort and once signed up you must commit to attending both sessions. The course content consists of:

  • A self-assessment using Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0 reviewed by a certified coach
  • A resume workshop using a qualified team to help tailor your resume to a particular job or career field
  • Assigning a mentor to serve as a key support and resource during your job-seeking time frame
  • Tuning up your interviewing skills including your "elevator pitch" to prepare you for your upcoming job interviews
  • Connecting with professional corporate recruiters on a panel to glean insights on how companies hire and best practices during your interview process
  • Undergo actual interviews for open positions with corporate recruiters

    If you have registered for VETWORKING- please forward your current resume to VEI Director Steve Jordon at sjordon@nvtc.org. For more information please call: (703) 268-5145.


    Sponsors:

    The MITRE Corporation
    Parking garage is available on site and the location is walking distance from the Tyson's Corner Metro stop on the Silver line. Please bring a photo ID for access to the MITRE facility.

    Location:
    MITRE Corporation
    7525 Colshire Drive (MITRE 1)
    McLean, VA