Heroes Get Hired

How To Use Your Military Experience to Master the Interview

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    “Our returning troops and their family members can offer an extraordinary combination of leadership, dedication and technical expertise in today’s civilian workplace. The information and advice contained in this book is designed to prepare our service members to successfully make the transition from active-duty service to a meaningful job here at home.” --Michael E. O’Neill, Chairman, Citigroup Inc.,
    First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1969-1971

    Going back to work after being in the military can be a daunting yet rewarding experience. As a veteran re-entering the workforce or looking to change jobs, you may face a unique set of challenges as you become accustomed to civilian situations, expectations, and demands. Your recent experiences may be very different from those of the average civilian candidate. This is part of your advantage and what sets you apart from other candidates, but it also can contribute to these unique challenges.

    As you go through the job-interview process, you may need to learn to align yourself with new protocols, environments, and codes of behavior. You may also be learning to adapt to civilian life with certain physical or invisible difficulties, such as hearing loss, that are the result of your military service.

    In Heroes Get Hired: How to Use Your Military Experience to Master the Interview, author Michelle Tillis Lederman addresses the particular issues, questions, fears, and mental roadblocks that you as a veteran may encounter as you re-enter the civilian workforce, and how you can overcome these challenges to acquire the skills you need to excel at the interview process. Featuring contributions from IAVA and MSCCN, this free book sheds light on the specific strengths and competitive advantages that you as a veteran bring to the civilian workforce, and how you can make sure to communicate these qualities to a recruiter or potential employer.

    The enhanced edition features a video message from Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Jack Jacobs, Ret., and 20 videos that demonstrate best conduct during the interview process.

    It’s time to put aside any fears you may have and land your next job!

    Heroes Get Hired is published and available free-of-charge thanks to the generous support of Citi. For more information on Citi’s support for military veterans and their families, visit www.citisalutes.com..

    About Michelle Tillis Lederman

    Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The 11 Laws of Likability, is the founder of Executive Essentials, a training company that provides communications and leadership programs, as well as executive coaching services. Michelle believes real relationships lead to real results and specializes in teaching people how to communicate with confidence, clarity, and connection. She has delivered seminars internationally for fortune 500 companies, universities, high schools, and nonprofit organizations including; JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Columbia Business School, MetLife, Sony Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Museum of Modern Art. Michelle was an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and served on the faculty of the American Management Association. Michelle’s has appeared on CBS Money Watch, Fox 5’s Good Day NY, and over 100 radio shows across the country including; Gayle King, NPR, Martha Stewart Living, and the John Tesh show. She has been quoted in the New York Times, The Star Ledger, Working Mother and Real Simple magazines, US News & World Report, on MSNBC, and Monster.com among others. Her book, articles, quizzes and videos have been featured on USA Today, AOL, Forbes, CNBC, and About.com. She received her BS from Lehigh University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, and her coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching and is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Michelle lives in South Orange New Jersey with her husband and two sons.

    Visit www.michelletillislederman.com for more information.

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