For Veteran’s Day, Let’s Get More Vets Back to Work

For Veteran’s Day, Let’s Get More Vets Back to Work

Today, just a week before Veteran’s Day, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that October’s unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans (those leaving active duty since 2001) was up to 12.1% (compared to the 9% national unemployment rate).

It’s a tough job market for everybody right now and returning veterans also have to struggle with making the transition from military to civilian life. This means re-evaluating career goals, identifying transferable skills, and learning how to present one’s military accomplishments in a way that makes them relevant and compelling for non-military employers.

We want to try to make that career transition easier for our veterans. To honor Veteran’s Day, we’re offering veterans free access to Big Interview, our online job interview training system, to help them perfect their job interview skills. We’re also giving away free one-on-one interview coaching sessions to a few lucky winners.

Big Interview includes 40 lessons on interview best practices, a comprehensive question database, and a cutting-edge mock interview module that lets you practice your answers. Mock interviews cover 20+ industries, dozens of competencies, experience levels from intern to senior executive, and difficulty levels from basic to excruciatingly difficult.

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FREE ACCESS FOR VETS
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If you’re a US military veteran who could use some help acing your next job interview, please go to Big Interview, click “Redeem Code” at the top, and register with the access code VETDAY to set up your free account any time during the month of November.

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INTERVIEW COACHING GIVEAWAY
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During November, we also want to give away some free interview coaching sessions to veterans who could use one-on-one feedback and support. To enter to win a free coaching session with interview coach Pamela Skillings, send us an email to (vets @ biginterview.com) and tell us a little bit about your job search challenges and how you think interview coaching can help.

If you win, you’ll have the opportunity to practice interviewing with an experienced coach and get honest, constructive feedback on how to improve and make a better impression in your next interview.

Coaching sessions will be offered via videoconference, so it doesn’t matter where you live as long as you have a webcam and an internet connection.

No purchase is necessary to win. We will choose winners based on who makes the best case for being able to benefit from interview coaching.

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About the Author

Pamela Skillings is co-founder of Big Interview. As an interview coach, she has helped her clients land dream jobs at companies including Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase.She also has more than 15 years of experience training and advising managers at organizations from American Express to the City of New York.She is an adjunct professor at New York University and an instructor at the American Management Association.

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