A common setback faced by transitioning service members is how to translate military experiences into corporate language – and how to best highlight their wide variety of skill sets for a specific position.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Grantham University, a 61-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adult students around the world, is pleased to announce a series of complimentary Webinars hosted by Career Services. Two distinct series have been customized for transitioning or veteran service members and employers, with a wide variety of topics pertaining to the unique challenges of today’s job market.
“A common setback faced by transitioning service members is how to translate military experiences into corporate language – and how to best highlight their wide variety of skill sets for a specific position,” said Shanna Fowler, career services manager. “Additionally, employers have shared that they’re interested in learning about recruiting best practices and challenges, and understanding how to review military experience for a civilian job description. Based on the feedback from students, graduates and our employer partners – and in consideration of today’s particularly competitive job market – we’re really pleased to be able to offer this service.”
Transitioning service members and veterans are invited to participate in the weekly Webinars held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. CST. The registration form is brief and only needs to be completed once to enroll in each event: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/330926542 .
Topics are wide-ranging and include the job search process, ways to maximize resume effectiveness and create an effective civilian resume, how to showcase military experience, professional branding, time management and careers associated with the Top 20 Military Occupational Codes.
Employers who are interested in hiring veterans and transitioning service members are invited to participate in a bi-weekly Webinar beginning Thursday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. CST. This series is focused on creating, developing, and maintaining veteran recruitment and retention strategies. Complete the brief registration form just once to be enrolled in the entire series: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/400442606 .
Grantham’s mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. At the heart of that mission is Grantham’s continued commitment to meeting the educational needs of our nation’s military service members and veterans. For the past 61 years, the University has remained true to its founder’s pledge to serve the academic needs of those who serve our country through military scholarships, an interactive online learning environment, and a solid student support structure.
For more information about Grantham University and its degree programs, visit http://www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.
About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in online education for the working adult student. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.