Veterans or military spouses have worlds of knowledge and experience, but may need practice depicting these skills in a resume. On March 12, HVAF held its second resume preparation workshop at its Moreau property and veterans gathered to learn how they can improve their resume. The veterans were given a presentation by Mark Bucherl of Roche Diagnostics Business Intelligence on the basics of resume creation.
“I’d heard of the work of HVAF and wanted to help somehow. I found out that veterans needed help with resume and interview skills and those are special strengths I’ve acquired,” says Mark Bucherl Marketing Manager, Analytics and Reporting at Roche Diagnostics Business Intelligence.
Workshops will be held at least twice a month alternating between Moreau and HVAF. Various speakers from companies from across Central Indiana will attend and share tips on creating effective resumes. Workshop lessons include professional experience in drafting and editing resumes, reviewing sample resumes and interview techniques.
“So far, we have had nine Veterans attend our two Resume Workshops that started just a few weeks ago. This is a service we are beginning to offer, but are very proud of it,” says HVAF’s Programs and Services Director, Bryan Dysert. “The goal of these workshops is to help the Veteran develop, improve, and/or polish a resume which will help the Veteran with their job hunting experience.”
Veterans and military spouses have specific skills and qualities – that benefit the employer and workforce, such as loyalty, maturity, leadership, integrity, focus, project and crisis management, solution-oriented approaches, motivation, initiative, respect, team attitude.
“There are many causes for homelessness, and we should look after and assist our fellow men and women where we are able,” adds Mark. “I feel strongly that we as Americans owe a special debt to veterans whose experience in military service may have been a factor in their homelessness. My father was in the army and was affected by what he experienced.”