‘Employment Odyssey Week’ to offer insights for job seekers, Oct.9-12

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yolanda Johnson
Army Community Service,
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation,
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii



SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A one-of-a-kind opportunity for job seekers, designed to provide important tools for success from resume writing workshops to computer training, is coming to Schofield Barracks during Employment Odyssey Week, Oct. 9-11.

The event will lead up to Career Fair 2012, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, where critical connections with employers and possible on-site job interviews will be held.

Sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, through the Employment Readiness Program, Army Community Service, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the three-day training provides assistance to military spouses in acquiring skills, networks and resources that will help them develop a career-work plan.

Services are free to Soldiers, spouses, retirees, reservists and relocating Department of Defense civilian personnel.

Employment Odyssey Week is a unique concept intended to provide critical assistance in the highly competitive job market. The week’s theme is “An Eventful Journey for Employment Opportunities.”

Each day will focus upon what applicants need to know to land a federal job. Employment Odyssey Week builds up to Career Fair 2012, an opportunity for job seekers to use their newly acquired knowledge.

“Get Fit With Your Federal Resume” is being offered on the first day of Employment Odyssey Week, Oct. 9, with guest speaker Kathryn Troutman, founder and president of The Resume Place, Inc.

Other presentations will include “Dress for Success: Trends and Fashion for Employment” and “Computer Training and Interview Skills.”

ACS Career Fair

Career Fair 2012 will be held at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Oct. 12.

Job-seekers may call the ACS Employment Readiness Program at (808) 655-4227 or register at www.HiMWR.com.

Army ERP

The ACS Employment Readiness Program offers employment counseling, assistance in job search and job skills training, among other services.

The ACS mission is to “assist commanders in maintaining readiness of individuals, families and communities within America’s Army by developing, coordinating and delivering services that promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability during war and peace.”

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