Yesterday was Veterans Day. Americans across the country honored vets with parades and other events. Parades are nice, but there is more we should be doing to support our returning veterans.
The unemployment rate for returning veterans is still 12%, significantly higher than the national unemployment rate of 7.9%. We want to help change that.
It’s a tough job market for everybody right now, but 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 Veterans 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.
FREE ACCESS FOR VETS
If you’re a US military veteran who could use some help acing your next job interview, please send an email to vets [at] biginterview.com to request your free account (proof of military service will be required) any time during the month of November.
INTERVIEW COACHING GIVEAWAY
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 [at] biginterview.com) by Monday, November 19, 2012 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 video-conference, so it doesn’t matter where you live as long as you have (or can borrow) 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.