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Hiring our heroes

By Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz | | March 26, 2014


More than 450 military spouses attended the Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair at the Pacific Views Event Center, March 25. 

The event provided spouses the opportunity to network with more than 50 employers and receive help with resume writing as well as career planning.

This event marked Hiring Our Heroes’ 3rd year providing assistance on Camp Pendleton. This year, a new element was added. An informal networking reception was held the evening prior, March 24, where business representatives and community leaders for 65 local organizations and provided mentorship to more than 250 spouses.

“A lot of employers are participating in our hiring fair tomorrow,” said Sarah Worley, the military spouse program manager for Hiring Our Heroes. “The event serves as a good opportunity to talk to employers in a more informal manner, and maybe help the spouses feel a little better prepared and confident going into the hiring fair tomorrow.”

For Heather Boyd, a Navy spouse, this fair was her first experience with Hiring Our Heroes.

“It actually kicked me into gear, I got my resume ready over the weekend,” said Boyd.

In addition to providing these meet and greet opportunities, Hiring Our Heroes also provide online tools to assist spouses with creating their resumes.

The new website, MyCareerSpark.org, was introduced at the fair and provides a resume builder to help military spouses eliminate employment gaps and translate skills.

For more information on Hiring Our Heroes and access to a schedule of their upcoming hiring events, please visit www.hiringourheroes.org.

Contact Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz at sarah.wolff@usmc.mil.