Do you know a veteran who is looking to transition to the private sector—specifically the financial sector? The Financial Women’s Association for Women Veterans: Serving Women Who Served, hosted a program focused on resume writing and corporate protocol, designed to assist veterans transitioning to the private sector—especially the financial community.
Held at McGraw Hill Financial corporate headquarters, an FWA President’s Circle Member, this session was open to women and men veterans, and covered how to best prepare for a private-sector job and to develop a corporate resume and biography. The session was led by Laura Hill, founder and president of Careers in Motion LLC. She leads her firm with the underlying notion of giving mid-level and senior executives the toolsets required to excel in every industry they look to enter. She highlights important topical areas such as career strategy and planning, personal branding, resume development, job search, interviewing skills and negotiation.
In addition, the session’s host, Rosemarie Lanard, Head of Employee Engagement for McGraw Hill Financial, shared background on the firm’s developing efforts in the veterans’ space, as she works to launch the internal veterans’ employee group. Rose also shared what she and her team look for when reviewing resumes. FWA President Kimberly Weinrick was in attendance and highlighted the FWA’s mission, which is to “accelerate the leadership and advancement of women across the financial community.” She added that a natural extension of this mission is the FWA’s outreach to women veterans making the transition from the military to the private sector, especially to the financial community.
The FWA FWV Committee co-Chairs, Andy Esposito and Raleigh Mayer framed the session, and designed the opportunity that each attending veteran would be provided with a “Resume Mentor” to help them after the course – this offer was accepted with 100% participation.
The FWA FWV will continue to hold key programs designed specifically to serve transitioning women veterans. Stay tuned!