December 4, 2015 BestCompaniesAZ

BestCompaniesAZ Partners with Career Connectors for Series of Hiring Skills and Career Workshops for Military Job Seekers December through February

Locations for workshops are Phoenix, Gilbert and Scottsdale

Gilbert, AZ – Dec. 3, 2015–BestCompaniesAZ is joining with Career Connectors to offer a series of career coaching workshops Dec. 8 through Feb. 17 for Arizona military veterans, Reservists and National Guard members, and their families. The goal of these workshops is to help job seekers strengthen their skills for finding a great career with one of Arizona’s many military-friendly employers.

The first of these workshops is taking place Tues., Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Central Christian Church– Gilbert, Student Center, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85297.  Career Expert and Motivational speaker Dayna Mathews is addressing, “New Year, New You:  5 Steps to Creating a Bombshell Personal Brand in 2016.” Hiring companies include Charles Schwab, CVS, Liberty Mutual, and Hotfoot Recruiters. Interested job seekers can register here.

Upcoming workshops:

  • “Start Strong, Finish Stronger: Your Best Self in Your Next Chapter
    Thursday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m, Highlands Church
    9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • “Developing and Living Your Personal Brand”
    Wednesday, Jan. 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., North Phoenix Baptist Church
    Building B, 5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Workshops include personal branding tips, interviewing techniques, resume preparation, LinkedIn profile development, and translation of military skill sets into civilian careers.  For participants who want to get feedback on their resume and brush up on their interviewing skills, these events also offer career experts, networking and motivational speakers. Presentations will feature at least four hiring companies. A full schedule of events for the workshops can be found at http://careerconnectors.org/event-schedule/.

Job seekers will also be able to access information on the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative whose main goal is outreach and engagement in the Phoenix metro area.  This initiative connects job seekers and employers with robust tools and valuable resources for transitioning service members, Veterans and their families as it relates to VA Benefits and employment including the eBenefits online Skills Translator.

In addition to the workshops, BestCompaniesAZ is supporting members of the military by sponsoring its annual Military Career Event on Feb. 17, 2016, one of the largest veteran hiring events in the state, in conjunction with the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open and Birdies for the Brave®.  Last year’s event offered more than 1,000 opportunities to Arizona veterans, National Guard (Active and Reserves), military family members and significant others.  Many of who attended made valuable contacts and found rewarding careers. BestCompaniesAZ’s roster of VIP sponsors includes, Charles Schwab, Dignity Health Arizona, Synchrony Financial, USAA, Progrexion, in addition to approximately 35 local corporations and 20 nonprofits.

“These men and women are often celebrated for their leadership, team building, organizational commitment, decision making and advanced technical training skills,” said Denise Gredler, founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ.  “It is our goal to help them enhance their hiring skills and place them with some of the ‘best’ military friendly employers the state has to offer.”

Details on the workshops can be found at Career Connectors.  For details on the 2016 BestCompaniesAZ Annual Military Career Event and pre-registration, visit BestCompaniesAZ.com/events.

About BestCompaniesAZ
BestCompaniesAZ specializes in helping corporate clients develop, strengthen and market their unique employer brands through a variety of events, awards and communications programs.  We specialize in employer branding, recruitment marketing, corporate culture development, corporate award consultation and award submissions, best practices benchmarking, and survey analysis and action planning. For more information, visit BestCompaniesAZ.com, or call 480-545-5151.

Career Connectors
Career Connectors’ mission is to connect professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources. As Arizona’s fastest growing job seeker program, the organization hosts no-cost job seeker events in Chandler/Gilbert, Phoenix and North Scottsdale. At each event, Career Connectors showcases hiring companies, and offers free services including educational opportunities, DISC assessments, resume review, LinkedIn, professional business portraits, networking tips, interview coaching and one-on-one face time with hiring companies. Founded by Jessica Pierce in 2009, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has served more than 20,000 attendees, and worked with over 300 hiring companies. For more information, visit careerconnectors.org, or call 480-442-5806.

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