When you leave the military, the biggest question is "what's next?" It's a scary job market right now, but the skills you've received in the military make you highly marketable. The Legion sponsors dozens of veterans hiring fairs each year, and our employment experts also provide tips to writing resumes, networking and making a strong impression in the interview process.
The American Legion Department of Illinois, along with Hiring Our Heroes, is sponsoring a career fair July 11 for veteran job seekers, active-duty military members, Guard and reserve members, and military spouses. The Illinois Departments of of Veterans and Employment Security, the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, and Hero 2 Hired: H2H also are sponsors of the event.
The event will take place during the Illinois Legion's annual department convention at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield. The career fair is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hiring Our Heroes will conduct a workshop focused on résumé writing/building, networking and interviewing techniques at 8:30 a.m.
The event is free, but job-seekers can register ahead of time. To do so, contact Don Niebruegge (618-277-8938), John Otey (618-241-7605) or Randy Vanvickle (217-442-0296, ext. 102).