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What to Expect When Talking to a Veterans Representative

What to Expect When Talking to a Veterans Representative

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Hey, guys, it's Adam, and we're here with William Marquez from the Virginia Employment Commission. William, if I'm a veteran looking for employment or transitioning from the service, what can I expect when I come in and see you? One of the things we're going to do right off the bat is we're going to have an interview to address what it is you've been doing, what you want to do, what skills you have or what skills you need to acquire. We can start with things as basic as filing with the VA for benefits if you want to go back to school, if you need assistance with your resume, interviewing techniques, how to dress for success, how to use social media, all encompassing, so whatever deficiencies you have, we're going to address them and get you job ready. One of the things I like to focus on, Adam, with the veteran is that it's a process. It's steps. It's not one thing you're going to do and you're going to have a job. Different people have different situations. Some are going to have an easier transition than others. We just have to focus on what the steps are and what needs to be done in order to prepare them for their job search and ultimately getting an interview and getting the job. And also, Adam, I want to add that there are veterans representatives at various One Stops and employment centers throughout the country basically to assist veterans and transitioning service members get back into the civilian workforce. That's great, so wherever somebody is they can go and find somebody just like you who is going to help them get job ready. Absolutely. That's our job.

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For veterans looking for school or work opportunities, there can be many questions. Adam talks with Viriginia Employment Commission Rep. William Marquez to learn more.

 
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I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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