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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Job Training, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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 via Free flight Program; providing 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 *Provide no cost training and certification to over 1400 veterans a month in various cyber security fields. *Connect Employers who are looking to hire veterans with the HOH veteran talent pool

Target demographics: Veterans overcome barriers and obstacles to employment, and to help Corporate America better reach out to and hire veteran employees.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of Veterans

Geographic areas served: Veteran Services Organization

Programs: *Providing no cost training and certification to veterans in order to assist them in finding gainful employment in the civilian sector. *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

Community Stories

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Comments ( 1 )

wahefty Thanks for the review! We are always happy to hear that we helped a Veteran further their career transition! Our no cost services for veterans is a great way to increase and improve skillsets and gain certifications that can and do lead to jobs! Congrats on your certifications and thanks for letting us know of your success!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A wonderful nonprofit organization that helps our veterans during their career transition.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great Organization. They put a lot of time and effort towards helping Veterans get trained , and hired.

2 Jersun A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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!

Jersun Amos

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Very Respectfully,
Fred Jones III

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2 Gerard N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very thankful for the volunteers at Hire Our Heroes, they are honest, helpful, and genuinely interested in helping veterans.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

3 Erin A.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

HoH has been a wonderful organization to work with! I would recommend to many.

3

Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Comments ( 1 )

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wahefty 06/20/2017

Thanks Jeff, we are proud to have dedicated veterans like yourself in our network and as friends and partners!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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wahefty 06/20/2017

Thanks Rocco, Let us know how the EBV Bootcamp works out for you!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with HOH for 4 years. They are small, but their reach is mighty! Great attitudes, great far-reaching impact!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been very pleased with my interactions with Hire Our Heroes, and look forward to our future relatioship.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

3 Travis V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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



2 MattAlanza

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

3 Andrew89

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!