February 6, 2017
The American Legion is hosting an employment forum for veterans, servicemembers and their spouses in conjunction with the organization’s 57th annual Washington Conference.
The event will be held Feb. 24 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., and will include a financial literacy and résumé building workshop, a networking lunch, and a hiring fair sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes.
The financial literacy workshop from 8 a.m. to noon will cover a variety of topics, including how to manage your money, create a budget, track spending, pay down debt and save for the future. Participants will be shown how to improve their credit scores, navigate finances, deal with expenses, establish a plan for emergencies, and build a working budget.
From 9 to 10:30 a.m., a résumé workshop will cover topics that include résumé building, networking and interviewing tips. Immediately following the workshop, volunteer career coaches will help participants develop an elevator pitch, participate in a mock interview, and create a more effective résumé. A business networking lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a hiring fair from 1 to 4 p.m.
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