Maine's Hire-A-Vet Campaign 2021


Whether you are an employer, Veteran, or public job seeker, the Maine Hire-A-Vet

Committee is offering weekly virtual presentations in areas of resume writing,

interviewing, job searching techniques, as well as Veteran and Employer resources

throughout the campaign. In addition, we will be conducting monthly virtual hiring

events. Registration information and links will be available the week prior to the

event.


Questions regarding the campaign can be sent to mark.j.cafiso@maine.gov

or to leo.j.deon@maine.gov. We look forward to having you participate in our

additional events during the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing


Erin Hammond, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Northern Light Health, will be presenting The

Do’s and Don’ts of Interviews. This presentation is intended to help showcase

strengths, interests, and abilities to potential employers through the interview

process. The strategies shared highlight ways to display personality and uniqueness

while maintaining professionalism and allowing those employers to see you as a

part of their organization. These techniques enable success in phone screenings, in-

person, and virtual interviews.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: Applying for State Government Employment


Jessica Crosby, Meghan Jellison, Karen Butterfield, from the State of Maine Human

Resources, will provide insight and useful information when applying for State

Government jobs. The hiring process in Maine State Government looks a bit

different from the private sector. Our presentation will help attendees learn how to

navigate this process from start to finish, including our unique terminology, where

State jobs are advertised, what to look for in job descriptions, and a demonstration

of submitting an application.


Thursday, September 23, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Statewide Virtual Hiring Event


Join the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign Committee as we host the first of four monthly

statewide virtual hiring events. This three-hour event will feature employers in the

northern part of the state during the first hour, employers in the central Maine area

in the second hour, and employers from the southern region in the third hour.

Employer capacity is limited to 10 employers from each region. Advance

registration is required for employers and job seekers. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO

ALL JOB SEEKERS.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: Resume Writing for Veterans – Maine DOL


Mark Cafiso, Veterans Representative, will provide useful tips for Veteran job

seekers on how best to prepare and present a resume including military skills

translation, rank/civilian position equivalent, consolidating tours, and other useful

tips to get an employer’s attention.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: Maine Job Link for Employers


Mark Cafiso, Veterans Representative, will go over tips and shortcuts to post your

jobs, extend your postings, search resumes, and other ways to make the Maine Job

Link work for you!


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: USERRA Employer Roundtable


Debbie Kelly, USDOL VETS Maine Director; Bethanie Mazzaro, ESGR; Dennis

Wellman, conduct a roundtable discussion on the rights and responsibilities of

servicemembers in regard to their civilian employment and the right and

responsibilities of their employer.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: How Employment Helps to End Veteran Homelessness


Kylie Higgins, VA, goes over the program to help veterans that are either homeless

or at risk of homelessness achieve gainful employment by collaborating with

community agencies and employers as part of their recovery process and

reintegration into the community. The program provides information, pre-

employment assessment and workforce re-entry planning services, linkage and

coordination for VA and non-VA services, and community-based follow-up services

to integrate Veterans into the community through competitive employment.

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Statewide Virtual Hiring Event

Join the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign Committee as we host the second of four

monthly statewide virtual hiring events. This three-hour event will feature

employers in the northern part of the state during the first hour, employers in the

central Maine area in the second hour and employers from the southern region in

the third hour. Employer capacity is limited to 10 employers from each region.

Advance registration is required for employers and job seekers. THIS EVENT IS

OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS.


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: Adding Value as An Employee


Bill Card, SBA, will help you to better understand what smaller companies are

looking for from an employee, whether you are applying to get in the door, or

trying to move up the ladder. This workshop will also discuss what you can do at

your existing job to highlight the value you bring to the company and get a shot at

more money, more responsibility, or a promotion.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Election Day – No Presentation


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: Small Business Start-Up Part 1


Bill Card, Brad Currie - SBA. If you are interested in starting or growing your own

small business, this workshop is for you.  This two-part training will provide you

with the information you need to know, and the questions you need to ask to

maximize the likelihood of being successful in your own venture.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: Small Business Star-Up Part 2

Bill Card, Brad Currie - SBA


Thursday, November 18, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Statewide Virtual Hiring Event


Join the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign Committee as we host the third of four

monthly statewide virtual hiring events. This three-hour event will feature

employers in the northern part of the state during the first hour, employers in the

central Maine area in the second hour and employers from the southern region in

the third hour. Employer capacity is limited to 10 employers from each region.

Advance registration is required for employers and job seekers. THIS EVENT IS

OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving Week- No Presentation


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Presentation: Boots2Roots


Karrie Trebbe, Program Director, will go over the mission of Boots2Roots and how

they strive to create a seamless transition for service members from military to

civilian life here in Maine.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 .a.m

Virtual Presentation: Vet Center Services


Ritchie Pelletier, Outreach Specialist, Bangor Vet Center, will go over programs and

services offered by the VA at your local Vet Center.


Thursday, December 9, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Statewide Virtual Hiring Event for Sponsors


Join the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign Committee as we recognize our campaign

sponsors by hosting a sponsor only statewide virtual hiring event. This three-hour

event will feature our campaign sponsor employers throughout the state recruiting

for workforce needs for their businesses. This event is only limited by the number

of participating sponsors. Advance registration is required for sponsor employers

and job seekers. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS.


Thursday, December 16, 2021

Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign 2021 Officially Ends

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