Neisha used VA employment services to stand out from the rest.

Neisha used VA employment services to stand out from the rest.

[MUSIC] >>TEXT: Neisha, Navy Veteran,
VA, Careers and employment >>SPEAKING: I’m Neisha, and I
served in the United States Navy from September 1999 to
May of 2009. When I got out, I decided I
wanted to go to school. In my first semester, I spoke
to an actual retired Navy chief when I was in one of my classes
and he told me about the Chapter 31 program and the
VetSuccess on Campus. And that was something that
really caught my attention because being a Veteran and
being out of work for the last five years, it’s going to be
very difficult for me to get back into the job market. The thing that interested me the
most was the employment services. The VetSuccess on
Campus provides VetSuccess counselors that are available to
students of the university to speak to them about their VA
benefits. In having several conversations with my counselor,
I am going to work on first revamping my resume. I think
it’s important for me to understand how to market myself
to prospective employers. I think that sometimes it’s hard
for us Veterans to understand civilian lingo, as we would call
it. However, coming out, everybody has a different
situation. So there’s sometimes extra explanation needed for the
things that we may not be aware of. And having a
counselor is important because that person gets to
explain it to you–someone to make you laugh and feel
relaxed and able to answer your questions helped the
process. You’re going to get everything
from interview skills to resume help, how to properly write a
cover letter, how to properly dress for an interview–so there
are services available. There are people who are
dedicated to helping Veterans succeed beyond
military life. >>TEXT: Don’t miss out on
benefits you may have earned. Visit VA.gov

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