Thanks to the Hire our Heroes program to make free cybersecurity training accessible to qualified veterans, I have recently obtained my CompTIA Security+ certification. I have been able to use the materials provided to through this free training program to learn, certify, and obtain a job in a more desirable job field than I was previously working in. Without HoH, I would have only had the options of self-study or going back to college to obtain this knowledge. Hire our Heroes program made it much more feasible for me to re-train and obtain a job in a fast paced career of my choosing. I cannot show my thanks enough, and I didn't spend a dime. HoH is doing great work.
Hire Our Heroes assisted me to get into a program which allowed me to find a meaningful career. This gave me a way to take care of my family which I was struggling to do after leaving the military.
A wonderful nonprofit organization that helps our veterans during their career transition.
Hire Our Heroes is a great non-profit who is genuinely interested in assisting veterans find meaningful careers. I would recommend them to anyone who is either looking for assistance or looking for a great cause to support.
Top notch training material, that is well worth the time investment. there is literally something for everyone. Thank you for this opportunity to continually improve and evolve my skills portfolio.
Great Organization. They put a lot of time and effort towards helping Veterans get trained , and hired.
This site is Phenomonal. I haven't been able to use it recently much but it's been a miracle worker for people like me that need the training to brush up on newer tech and available career enhancing products!
Highly recommend HOH. They are doing great, I highly recommend that they keep this thing going!
Hire Our Heroes, has given me a great opportunity to get more needed work-related skills to be successful in my field of choice. This has allowed me to save numerous dollars on certification preparation materials, which I have take full advantage of, and will continue to do so. Utilizing this opportunity, I have successfully passed the (ISACA) CISA exam and achieved certification on July 2, 2018. I am currently utilizing the CISSP materials provided by HOH, and hopefully I will have another success story to report soon. HOH thanks for everything. It is greatly appreciated.
Fred Jones III
Hire our Heroes is great! they have assisted me and continue to assist during my transition from the military to a civilian career. Moreover, their partnership with Skillsoft has allowed me to take specific certification classes that are sought in the civilian market. From Project Management to Human Resources the availability and content are amazing! Thank you HoH and Skillsoft for what you do for veterans!
An excellent program that provide a service that is greatly appreciated by me. I have been able to get better understanding in networking and cyber security by going through course videos.
The education benefit that I’ve received through Hire our Heroes has been extremely beneficial as I’ve been in the process of learning the Information Technology business and preparing for industry certifications. The new Skillsoft platform is top notch in presentation and the topics available are very broad based. I want to express my gratitude to this organization for the opportunities that this has made available.
I am very thankful for the volunteers at Hire Our Heroes, they are honest, helpful, and genuinely interested in helping veterans.
I encountered Hire Our Heroes during my testing transition period.
This is truly a superb organization who's counselors have been in the same place, and faced similar challenges. Due to the insight and support of Tim Kirk at Hire Our Heroes I was able find the additional training needed for my desired career, and was connected with veterans in the same field. Your hard work in assisting transitioning veterans is much appreciated. Thank you!
Hire our Heroes is one of the best non profits out there. Our service members need so much support as they are transitioning out of active duty and Hire Our Heroes is there for them every step of the way to provide training, counseling, and support. The certifications they offer are priceless and make the transition into a civilian career that much easier. Thank you Hire Our Heroes for your constant support!
The individuals that have been helping me at Hire Our Heroes are not only extremely impressive at their job, they are genuinely devoted to helping veterans achieve their goals. After further conversations, my resume has received much attention and I have tremendously expanded my network. My deepest gratitude to the team at Hire Our Heroes for everything they do for veterans.
I have had the pleasure of working with HOH for a year now and feel so grateful to be a part of an organization that works so diligently to do good for out veterans in need! There is truly a genuine desire and work ethic that goes into HOH's upstanding support of our veterans. Honored to be a part of all that HOH accomplishes and excited to continue to help vets transition!
HoH has been a wonderful organization to work with! I would recommend to many.
HoH is providing exactly what transitioning veterans need: a little helping hand that can lead to a fruitful career. This isn't a hand-out ... this is advice, coaching, teaching, mentoring of budding professionals to prepare them for the civilian workforce. We proudly associate ourselves with Bill Hefty and his dedicated team at HoH and look forward to working with the in the future.
Thanks Jeff, we are proud to have dedicated veterans like yourself in our network and as friends and partners!
I have had an incredible experience working with HOH over the past 3 months. In this short time, HOH has introduced and provided the proper contacts that I have needed for years. That said, it seems that those who correspond with the program are truly vested in the interests and well being of our veterans and their families.
Thank you HOH
Rocco De Primo
Thanks Rocco, Let us know how the EBV Bootcamp works out for you!
I have been involved with HOH for 4 years. They are small, but their reach is mighty! Great attitudes, great far-reaching impact!
I have been very pleased with my interactions with Hire Our Heroes, and look forward to our future relatioship.
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.
DE Oppresso Liber
SFC Morris, Kory T.
US. ARMY ODA 3422
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.
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.
Hire Our Heroes helped me out big time i had a interview for the VA Acquisition Academy and then i received a phone call to schedule a final interview. I got in contact with HOH and spoke to Margi and she walked me through everything i needed to do so i could get my plane ticket to Maryland for my final interview. Margi was a big help and i am thankful i was able to get in contact with her
Keep up the good work so more Veterans can have more opportunities THANK YOU
I just received my first ever offer letter from an amazing company and it was all thanks to the personal support and dedication of the staff at Hire Our Heroes. Not only did I receive invaluable resume and self-marketing tips from Shauna, my career transition specialist, but I also received the personal support of Hire Our Heroes' Chairman and Founder, Dan Caporale. He and his staff truly made my career aspirations their personal mission. After deploying to Afghanistan and coming home to finish my Master's degree, I was still struggling to find my place in the professional world. HOH gave me the tools, confidence and direction to land a great job in a field related to my studies. I'm enthusiastic and excited to begin my professional civilian career. THANK YOU HIRE OUR HEROES!
I was blessed to have HOH connect me with Lori (the energizer bunny of HR). Her knowledge, positive mentorship, and selfless devotion to my success is extraordinary. You want her on your team.
I feel extremely fortunate and honored to serve as a volunteer for Hire Our Heroes. HOH is a non-profit that genuinely cares about our armed forces, their families, and well-being. HOH volunteers are passionate about what we do in volunteering our time to serve our armed forces. I’m also proud of the fact that when we work with these amazing men and women, there is no end date. We are here to help them when and whenever they need it. This has, and continues to be an amazing experience. I feel so blessed to be able to work with such honorable and amazing men and women. HOH strives to help these men and women realize the amazing skills, abilities, and potential they offer and have to share with corporate America and their communities.
I am blessed and deeply appreciative of the assistance that I have received from Marci and the entire staff of HOH. It's incredible that your hard work and dedication hasn't made HOH a household name amongst service members,but I am for certain that it won't be long before this happens. I would highly recommend the use of this service to anyone transitioning
I am blessed and honored to serve as a volunteer for Hire Our Heroes. In finding ways to volunteer, it is often difficult to gage the quality of organization you are volunteering for. HOH is truly non-profit and all of the volunteers give their time to serve our armed forces. Going into this experience, I thought it would be about what I could give back. But I can't even begin to describe what the amazing men and women that I have worked with have given back to me. It is an organization that truly follows the philosophy of "teaching a man to fish" by not just providing material resources, but by assisting them with recognizing the skills they possess.
I am a Marine Corps Veteran of Operation Iraqi freedom, and since the economic downturn I have had trouble finding work that would provide enough to support my family. Recently I had the good fortune of being asked to interview for a position that matched my skills and education; the only issue was, that this interview was out of state, and with limited resources getting to the interview was going to prove very difficult. Fortunately for me, I found Hire our Heroes and I was put in touch with Margi. I can't say how very blessed I am to have had Margi and the Hire our Heroes Team in my corner. Thanks to HOH and Southwest I was able to make it to my interview and back. I have now moved on to the second round of the hiring process and my chances are looking good, thanks to Hire our Heroes. I can't begin to state how grate full I am to Margi and the Team.
I was surprised by the quick support I received from Hire Heroes. I needed a plane ticket on short notice for a job interview across the country. I had to do a little leg work but it was well worth the effort. They provided me with the ticket I needed to get there. Thank You Margi!
Volunteering for Hire our Heroes provides such a wonderful opportunity for me to use my professional skill set to help veterans in need of assistance. The burden on me is minimal, the schedule flexible, and HOH is really tuned in to matching the needs of veterans to those who can help. Those we serve as so grateful and positive and have the kindest responses to my communications. I believe more people would volunteer if they new volunteer opportunities like those HOH offers, and with such a wonderful "customer" base, existed!
I am HOH's executive assistant and I LOVE IT! The passionate staff always are able to manage fantastic events, create opportunities for volunteers and veterans, and is very communicative. I can't say enough about the volunteers and staff of Hire Our Heroes. It is well organized but personal. You are always able to get a hold of one of the staff members for guidance. It is truly an honorable and dedicated group.
Great non profit. Very grass roots organization that makes an impact in the lives of veterans. As a Marine veteran, I know transitioning into the civilian workforce is not an easy task. HOH does a great job of connecting veterans with mentors and companies to GET THEM HIRED!
I'm really glad to be a part of this organization. Not only I am a volunteer Career Transition Specialist but I am a veteran who wished I knew that this organization existed when I was transitioning myself about 11 years. Now that I am recruiter I feel honored to give other veterans feedback on their resumes, tips on negotiating salary, and any additional support as they need it. I also enjoy that as volunteer we can attend other events to meet other veterans. I have only been volunteering for a couple months and very impressed.
I have been a Volunteer Career Transition Specialist for Hire Our Heroes for just over a month now. During this short period of time, I have become enamored with all of the veterans that I have had the privilege to work with and am so grateful for this program. I have had the opportunity to (virtually) meet some individuals who have served our country, and they have each taught me something about myself. I very much look forward to what comes next. Thank you, Hire Our Heroes!
Hire Our Heroes (HOH) was started to assist veterans in the transitioning process and bridge the gap for civilian employment opportunities. After establishing a minimal viable product (MVP) we uncovered that this is a monumental task and it will take a village of volunteers to support this mission. We have also discovered on a larger scale that veterans need to understand who they are and what makes them happy before figuring out a career path. Employers need to be educated on the value that transitioning veterans bring to the table and if they will give our military members an opportunity, they will exceed their wildest expectations. HOH has established some great industry relationships and is making a positive impact for our veterans.
I have been a Volunteer Career Transition Specialist for Hire Our Heroes for the past year. I feel valued and honored to counsel veterans transitioning into the civilian world, whether in private or public sector. This programs offers the best quality tools and resources (especially Linkedin) to veterans. I highly recommend these services!
Hire our Heroes (http://hireourheroes.org) is a 503c focused on helping military veterans transition to civilian employment through coaching, mentoring, and training. I am an exceptionally busy executive. But I make time to work with Hire our Heroes. It's mission, dedicated staff, and "get it done approach" is all top notch and focused holistically on vets and their families. What a wonderful organization that does what is says it does and doesn't just talk about the problem. Kudos to Dan and all the staff of HoH for their selfless work to support our veterans.
What a wonderful organization. My son Sgt Eric Osborne, his girlfriend & I were recently recipients of KISS/Def Leppard concert tickets and back stage passes thanks to Hire for Heroes. My son is active duty but has been in a hospital most of the last 4 months. It was so great to see him excited about going out and joining the real world again. This was a big time for us in more ways than one. Thank you and God Bless! Tonia Osborne
Hi Tonia, Thanks so much for your kind review! We would love to speak to you and your son about your experience with HOH! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further info.
Outstanding organization making a real difference in veteran's lives after they leave the military!
Hire Our Heroes is the absolute best Veteran's support nonprofit I have ever found. The staff is not only dedicated, but they all have military experience themselves, which really separates them from the crowd of other Veteran service nonprofits. Hire Our Heroes invests an incredible amount of personal time and energy into each Veteran, helping the Veteran understand what his or her idea career path may be in the civilian world. I am particularly impressed by the free airline tickets (more than 20 flights this year!) Hire Our Heroes have to Veterans to fly them to their civilian job interviews. If you are looking for a world-class nonprofit dedicated to helping our Nation's Veterans find jobs, look no further than Hire Our Heroes.
This is the first non-profit I've seen who is devoted to making sure the entire hiring process for veterans goes smoothly. So many other non-profits focus on small pieces of the puzzle, but Hire Our Heroes tackles the: training, the preparation, interview, business attire, and even transportation to the final interview.
I joined the board because of their mission, but also because the Co-Founder, Dan Caporale has extensive experience in the staffing industry. I'm excited to watch Hire Our Heroes continue to grow and expand!
A wonderful non for profit cause! Helping our veterans find jobs is so important! Thank you to this cause for taking care of our Heroes after they have taken care of us!
This is a wonderful and worthy cause. We need to help the heroes that have protected us, find work. This nonprofit organization has done just that. They are helping our veterans find employment opportunities that they so desperately need!
I was a volunteer for the charity skeet shoot in Maryland this past month. HOH did a great job organizationally, keeping things running smoothly. I really appreciated the opportunity to work along side veterans and wounded veterans. It was a moving day to see our heroes enjoying themselves and relishing in the support of all those that came out to shoot some clays with our nation's finest.
We began this journey with the mindset of helping one veteran at a time. Success to us, even if our doors closed tomorrow, means that we were able to assist just one veteran obtain employment and outfit that individual with the necessary tools to 'fit and win' in today's marketplace.
The military's motto is to leave no man behind, Hire our Heroes intent is to leave no veteran unemployed. We are on are way to fulfilling this goal.
We started Hire Our Heroes (HOH), so we could design a program to spread the word about the importance of assisting veterans in the transitioning process and bridge the gap for civilian employment opportunities. Establishing a minimal viable product (MVP) we have uncovered just how big of an issue we are facing. We have discovered on a larger scale that veterans need to understand who they are before they can truly figure out what they want to do. Employers need to be educated on the value that transitioning veterans bring to the table and IF they will just give them an opportunity, they will exceed their wildest expectations more times than not. HOH has established some great industry relationships and is making a positive impact for our veterans. Come join us in our mission of the eradication of veteran unemployment.
Hire Our Heroes is a passionate and sincere non-profit purely focused on providing "whatever it takes" to assist veterans transitioning from the military to private industry - utlimately to provide them with the requisite knowledge and financial support to "prepare them for professional positions" and to "get them to interviews by providing free transportation [flights] anywhere in the U.S."
I was fortunate to have been asked to provide a full day workshop for 20+ vets currently in the miitary or those that recently discharged - it was a great day. I was able to share my knowledge of what they needed as next steps and the vets reinforced my belief in them as viable candidates with an exceptional work ethic!
Kudos to Dan Caporale and Tim Kirk and their Board for providing this valuable service!
Alan A. Malinchak, CEO, Eclat Transitions LLC
An internship was set up for me with the help of Hire Our Heroes co-founder Tim Kirk. I have been working the internship for 6 months and I love it. The experience I have gained and the people I have met along the way will prove to be invaluable in the future. The best thing is I have a job when I retire from the Corps and have the time dedicated to this job to hit the ground running.
I was compelled to help Hire Our Heroes because they have a very unique way of employing veterans that works -- from intensive workshops and training on personal branding to helping fly (that's right, fly) veterans to job interviews across the country. In my short 8-week volunteer experience with HOH, they were able to help 5 veterans launch their careers with very impressive organizations. The board and the hard-working volunteers feel very passionate about this work and their feelings are contagious!
As Vets ourselves, my husband and I are very committed to help fellow Vets find employment .
This is a fabulous way to help Vets! We have referred our lcal HOH in Raleigh to many of our networking partners!
Not just a job!
At HOH, the goal is not to find transitioning vets a job. It is also not a place to go write a resume, do some mock interviews or get a color code class on how to dress for success. HOH is where transitioning veterans can go to find "WHO" they are so they are better educated on "WHAT" to do. HOH walks the proverbial mile with the people they help to ensure they also learn "HOW" to do it and "WHERE" to find the right mentorship to finally, on D-DAY (Career transition day) they can "ACT" and find the career path that fits their profile.
It's a bout doing end to end transition process.
Hire Our Heroes (HOH) was founded as a result of the passion that we felt towards giving back to other veterans! HOH is operated by those DEDICATED veterans and HOH Team of personnel who share in our vision to be a premier not-for-profit organization focused on assisting veterans and employers through an AWARENESS campaign to optimize a strategic workforce; be a trusted partner to our veterans and employers by providing “Been There, Done That” MENTORING; delivering innovative TRAINING to employers and veterans; optimize a strategic workforce utilizing our NETWORK which includes world-class organizations who understand the importance behind hiring our transition veterans and are looking for guidance; create a positive INFLUENCE on the lives of veterans and employers which will allow for the replication of assistance for years to come, ultimately assisting with the eradication of veteran unemployment which can only be accomplished through collaborative teamwork.
Hire our Heroes organization is true to their mission statement and intent. I made a referral to them, and within four days, that young veteran was employed. Actions and commitment like this make the difference, the real difference, in the lives of transitioning veteran’s and their families. Thank you, HIRE-OUR-HEROES, for all you do, every day.