JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center hosts employment readiness workshop Oct. 18

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Active-duty members transitioning out of the military can learn about skills and tips to help them get a job at the “Confidence Outside the Uniform” workshop at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18.

The workshop is open to all transitioning service members, military spouses, veterans and Department of Defense civilians within JBSA, including JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Randolph and JBSA-Camp Bullis. The JBSA M&FRC Employment Readiness Program and the Texas Veterans Commission are conducting the workshop.

Workshop topics include interview techniques, proper attire to wear to an interview, how to handle salary negotiations and tips on translating skills and utilizing networking in getting a job.

Alma Guivas, JBSA community readiness specialist, said the workshop provides JBSA members with the skills that give them a competitive edge in their job search.

“The workshop will assist in boosting their confidence by brushing up on the essentials needed to secure a new job and readjust to civilian life,” Guivas said. “These resources are great tools for the transitioning service member to have to be able to organize their job search. Especially with our large audience of transitioning service members, they don’t always stay around here in the area, but we want to send them prepared to whatever part of the world they’re going to.”

For information and to register for Confidence Outside the Uniform, contact JBSA-Fort Sam Houston M&FRC at 210-221-2418. The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston M&FRC is located at 3060 Stanley Road, Building 2797.

Confidence Outside the Uniform is one of several employment readiness workshops that are being offered at M&FRCs throughout JBSA in October and November.

Workshops being hosted by JBSA-Fort Sam Houston M&FRC include:

General Resume, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, 9-11 a.m.

Guivas said the General Resume workshop covers the resume format for applying for a private-sector job preferred by recruiters and employers in the San Antonio area. Tips on how to effectively write a resume, including summary statements and employment history, are also included.

USAJOBS Navigation and Federal Resume, Nov. 1, 9-11 a.m.

This workshop teaches JBSA members how to interpret a federal job vacancy announcement and how to navigate the USAJOBS website, set up email settings to receive new federal job postings and the resume format for applying for a federal job position.

Interviewing Skills and Dress For Success, Nov. 15, 9-11 a.m.

Interviewing Skills and Dress For Success covers the preparation for a job interview, including what to do and not to do during an interview, tips on proper attire for an interview, the importance of social media and networking in finding a job, and salary negotiations.

Every Monday, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston M&FRC has its Employment Readiness Orientation from 9-11 a.m. The orientation includes information on employment resources and services offered by the JBSA M&FRC Employment Readiness Program and from the Texas Veterans Commission, as well as opportunities to sign up for a job bank database in which recipients are sent daily job posting announcements.

In addition, attendees at the orientation can sign up for employment readiness classes offered at JBSA-Fort Houston M&FRC. Guidance and information is provided to military spouses at the orientation who want to register for the Priority Placement Program, or PPP.

At the JBSA-Lackland M&FRC, workshops include Road Map To Your Career: Employment Symposium, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., which provides resources and tools to help military spouses find a job; Employment Workshop, Oct. 25 and Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., participants learn how to review the federal employment process, techniques for writing a resume, interviewing skills, how to dress for a successful career and get the opportunity to ask employers questions; and Franchising 101, Nov. 3, 1-3 p.m., covering business ownership and franchise opportunities.

The JBSA-Randolph M&FRC is offering Basic Resume Writing, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7, 9:30-11 a.m., learn techniques on preparing a job resume; USAJOBS Navigation and Federal Resume Writing, Oct. 26 and Nov. 30, 8:30-11 a.m., skills taught on creating a resume to apply for a federal job and how to navigate the USAJOBS website; and Networking and Salary Negotiation, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to noon, includes how a job seeker can determine their earning potential, interviewing techniques, what to do after a job offer has been received and participation in a practice salary negotiation.

For information about and to register for employment readiness, call JBSA-Fort Sam Houston at 210-221-2418; JBSA-Lackland at 210-671-3722; and JBSA-Randolph at 210-652-5321.

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