An employment forum on Feb. 24 is scheduled in conjunction with The American Legion Washington Conference at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW.
Events include workshops on financial literacy and résumé building; a networking lunch; and a hiring fair sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes.
The Legion-taught financial literacy workshop from 8 a.m. to noon will cover a variety of topics, including how to manage your money, create a budget, track spending, pay down debt and save for the future. Participants will be shown how to improve their credit scores, navigate finances, deal with expenses, establish a plan for emergencies and build a working budget.
From 9 to 10:30 a.m., a Legion-taught résumé workshop will cover topics that include résumé building, networking, and interview tips, taking into account the job seeker's military background and lifestyle. Immediately following the workshop, volunteer career coaches will help participants develop an elevator pitch, participate in a mock interview, and create a more effective résumé.
A business networking lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a hiring fair from 1 to 4 p.m.