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Hire Our Heroes

Rating: 5 stars   44 reviews 1,255

Address:

202 Church Street #526 Leesburg VA 20175 USA

Mission:

The mission of Hire Our Heroes (HOH) is to empower veterans and employers with the knowledge, skills, and innovative tools necessary to optimize a strategic workforce.

Results:

*Touched over 828 Veterans to Date. *Provided 2 free round trip tickets per week to transitioning veterans interviewing for their next career. * Put on monthly transition seminars *Work with veterans daily on helping to re-write their resume and build their brand on social media so that they are now ready to find their next career opportunity *Connect Employers who are looking to hire veterans with the HOH veteran talent pool

Target demographics:

bridge the gap for transitioning veterans looking for employment

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Thousands of Veterans

Geographic areas served:

the veteran community

Programs:

*Assist all transitioning veterans with one on one mentoring and coaching as they search for their next career as they exit the service *Resume writing support *Coaching and Mentoring *Fly Veterans for free to job interviews

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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Wonderful group of people looking to help our Veterans Transition to Civilian Life. Nothing but thanks from this organization!

 
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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.

 
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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!

 
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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.

DE Oppresso Liber
SFC Morris, Kory T.
US. ARMY ODA 3422



 
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Hire Our Heroes (HoH) is outstanding organization empowering veterans to be successful in finding meaningful employment after serving our country!

I stumbled upon HoH using a Google search and took a chance as my career search seemed to be going nowhere as my retirement date got closer. Amanda, an HoH volunteer, reviewed my resume, provided great feedback that I put into action. Within just a week I was interviewing with a company with a great opportunity for employment. Shortly after the phone interviews, I was invited out for a face to face interview with a well known company. I contacted Margi at HoH, told her about the opportunity and she helped me with the airline ticket to go to the interview. The week prior to traveling to the interview, I was offered yet another job opportunity in the same city! I traveled to my interviews compliments of HoH and Southwest Airlines and I interviewed with both companies the same day. Upon returning from the interviews a day later, I had offers from both companies!

I have accepted one of the offers with a great company and I owe so much to HoH! They provided me with the tools, knowledge, guidance to be successful in my job search and interviews. Additionally, when those opportunities showed great promise, they even made sure I could travel there to take advantage of the opportunities!

Amanda and Margi have stayed in contact with me and following up on my progress. The help they provided me on behalf on Hire our Heroes has been priceless! I am forever grateful to HoH for the amazing dedication to helping military veterans be successful in their transition to new careers after the military. I am so excited to start my new career following my retirement and Hire Our Heroes made it possible. Hire Our Heroes is without a doubt the top organization available to veterans to make a successful transition following their dedicated service.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I applied for a Federal Acquisition Contractor job working for the Veterans Administration and successfully passed the phone interview stage. They offered me a final interview at the academy located in Fredrick Maryland. I had no clue how I was going to get there because of the job I work now, doesn't allow me to do the extra things in life. I was researching what was the shortest route from South Florida to Maryland and I was looking at a long, 15 hour drive. Then HOH came along. My savior. Margi Sockel verified that I was a Veteran and guided me through a simple process and the end result was phenomenal. HOH confirmed my itinerary and days later I received paper tickets in the mail. I am in total debt to HOH and their sponsors. They saved me 30+ hours in driving and lots of gas money just so I can give it my best at the final interview. Thank you HOH for helping me.

 
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