Tara was fantastic. She answered all of my questions about Federal employment applications honestly, and added some good advice. She also sorted the rumors from the truth and helped me realize I should stay in private sector; sometimes the grass isn't always greener... Sometimes we need a reality check. Thanks Tara Bell!!
Tara Bell is a phenomenal transition specialist. She assisted me with a variety of services that were useful for my transition from military to civilian. She answered her phone and responded to my text messages promptly. I was able to receive mutliple job offers from her guidance and mentorship.
I just recently received a free round trip flight for an out of state job interview from Hire Our Heroes. I cannot say enough good things about this organization and the people who work there.
From the very beginning the cards were not in my favor as the timeline was incredibly tight. However, Margi at HOH pulled the rabbit out of her hat! I received constant communication and updated about the status of my application. I received phone calls and emails on weekends and evenings with a three hour time difference to update me or request more info.
It came down to the wire, but when she saw how close the timeline was getting, Margi had me schedule my flight for the evening and next-day-aired the tickets to me and had them scheduled for an AM delivery. she provided me with the transit number so I could track their delivery all the way to my doorstep. I received the tickets the morning of my flight!
It took a lot of work and coordination to meet my demands, but HOH made it happen, and I got two job offers out of the deal. I can't thank them enough and I highly recommend them to any and all transitioning servicemembers who need to travel for employment interviews.
Hiring our Heroes is a great free resource that any transitioning veteran would be remiss if they did not take advantage of. I had the pleasure of working with Tara Bell who took the time to have a detailed discussion with me regarding the transition process and my future career goals. Following our initial conversation she was able to provide excellent advice on my federal resume and point me in the direction of additional veteran resources. I highly recommend Hiring our Heroes as a first stop to all my transitioning Marines and recommend the same to any transitioning service member.
This is one of the best non-profits out there. I worked with Lori and she helped me set up my resume, find job search engines, and also helped me with some personal issues along the way. I'm now working as a second shift supervisor for our Husqvarna account. Before she helped me I could never get to an interview because of my resume. She helped me get it setup and worded correctly to demonstrate my abilities and skills. She kept me from losing faith and also helped me land a job where I can now own a home, start a family, and live the life that I have been striving to have for so long. Thank you all for your selfless service for our nations veterans.
I worked with Shauna Hall. She helped me write a resumé and worked very hard to place me in a job. She is very dedicated to her job and to helping soldiers. I would recommend giving her a call.
Wonderful group of people looking to help our Veterans Transition to Civilian Life. Nothing but thanks from this organization!
Wow! I have never personally experienced a better demonstration of selfless service. I was emailed for an interview for my dream job on a Wed for a Mon interview. I figured it was too short notice for Margi and her team to help get me Southwest airline tickets for the interview but she worked so hard that evening until about 9:30 pm and secured the tickets that night and got them to me in two days. I had the tickets in hand Saturday morning and flew out the next day. I had an amazing experience with Hire Our Heroes, my SouthWest flights were also very enjoyable and my interview was the best one I've had to this point. Thank you guys and I look forward to being able to give back to you in the near future.
Hire Our Heroes is phenomenal! I was asked to fly from Miami to Washington, DC for a final job interview with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and HOH got me a plane ticket within days, and at NO CHARGE!
I worked with Margi, and she was awesome! She mentioned in passing that she doesn't even get paid, it's a completely volunteer workforce working to find transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and Reservist/ National Guardsmen meaningful employment.
These people don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk!
Like many veterans, I surround myself with other veterans and servicemembers. From here forward I will be letting all of them know about Hire Our Heroes!
My name is SFC Kory Morris and I wanted to take the time to share my experience with Hire Our Heroes.
I am a former Special Forces soldier (Green Beret) who lives in Raeford, NC and currently transitionING from military to civilian life.
I was recently contacted by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration )for an Airport Assessment Interview, but the opportunity was in Tampa, FL and there was no way I would make it in time driving.
I would have had to pass on the opportunity, but my Care Coalition representative Sean Rooney knew about the HOH and the awesome work they were doing and contacted them on my behalf.
Within a few hours I was contacted by Hire Our Heroes (Margi Sockel) and giving my information to submit a request and subsequently my flight information. Hire Our Heroes paid for my flight to get to the interview location on time and I am currently 2 hours and 40 minutes from actually being interviewed.
None of this would have been possible without the kindness of the HOH staff and those who made donations. Thank you for this opportunity and this blessing that you have given to my family to make a successful transition into the civilian job market. You have given us a reason to believe that there is still genuine kindness and goodness in the world. This is why I felt the need to pay it forward and share my experience with this awesome, top notch organization.
Thankso for everything, and I will keep the organization posted on our progress after the interview.
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SFC Morris, Kory T.
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