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COESGR Newsletter February 2012

COESGR Newsletter February 2012

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Read our February 2012 issue of the Colorado ESGR Newsletter. Our feature article is on the Military Veterans Employment Expo being held in Colorado Springs, CO, Feb 29, Mar 2-3, 2012.
Read our February 2012 issue of the Colorado ESGR Newsletter. Our feature article is on the Military Veterans Employment Expo being held in Colorado Springs, CO, Feb 29, Mar 2-3, 2012.

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February 2012
Welcome to Colorado ESGR. Our purpose is to have an informative newsletter that Welcome to Colorado ESGR. Our purpose is to have an informative newsletter that Welcome to Colorado ESGR. Our purpose is to have an informative newsletter that will educate, inform, and promote service by and to ESGR while fulfilling our missionwill educate, inform, and promote service by and to ESGR while fulfilling our missionwill educate, inform, and promote service by and to ESGR while fulfilling our missionof supporting Employers, Guard/Reserve members, and COESGR Volunteers.of supporting Employers, Guard/Reserve members, and COESGR Volunteers.of supporting Employers, Guard/Reserve members, and COESGR Volunteers. 
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Colorado’s ESGR Electronic Newsletter 
is published not only for the information and benefit of the members of the ColoradoESGR but most importantly to our Guard and Reserve members and their employers.The contents of this newsletter highlight activities and events conducted by Colorado ESGR.
Transitioning your skills from the military to civilian work is one of the hardest missions youwill ever face. You don’t have to do it alone.Contact us now to get started on your next mission at our event website where you can get your questions answered and register to attendthis important three day event, at “absolutely no cost to you.” The difference between this JobExpo and a Job Fair is that our event provides training to Veterans and Service members toprepare them for meeting with employers at this Expo and in the Job market. Meet with highquality employers ready to hire. Applicants participating in training seminars receive priorityaccess to the employers.
 
Event sponsors and many other governmental agencies, chambers of commerce, non
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profits, and companies are committed to helping you, our service members andveterans obtain employment here in Colorado.
Learn more. Register athttp://mvee.org
and prepare yourself for that job.
 
 Expo Event Sponsors
 
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February 29, 2012
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March 2, 2012
 
Goodwill Industries Campus
 
1460 Garden Of The Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (Map)
 
February 2012
 
Colorado
 
Military and Veterans (and Spouses) Employment EXPO
 
 
Classes for military (including spouses), and veterans onFebruary 29
th
and March 1
st
, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. on a
First Come, First Serve
basis.
 
Meeting employers who have jobs available will beMarch 2
nd
, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
 
Volunteer Coaches will look over resumes, outfits, & answer any questions.
 
Registrants will be encouraged to bring whatever resume they may have sothe Volunteer Coaches can give feedback on what they already have. Com-puters and printers will be available.
 
Resume Writing for the Private Sector 
 
It can be a challenge to translate the military jargon within your resume to alanguage the hiring authority can understand. This class will cover the four types of resumes: chronological, functional, combination and target.
 Your First Impression Says It All
 
Being able to dress with confidence and feel comfortable is just asimportant as preparing an impressive resume.
Employer Panels
 
This session will give attendees the opportunity to hear from employersfrom various fields on topics such as what they are looking for inemployees, what types of certifications are needed, growth within their field,and what they are looking for in a resume.
Where and what jobs are here in Colorado
 
This session will be packed with how to methods on Labor Marketinformation.
Landing the Interview:
 
The presenter on this topic will give pointers on how to prepare daysbefore the interview as well as the very moment you actually step into the interview.
Social Networking and Effective Job Search Tips
 
You really need to know what things to look for and to look out for during your job search. Using the social networkscan be just as effective in landing a job as the job websites and we want to get you started.
Federal Resume Writing
 
Realizing that the information required on a federal resume and the length of the resume is very different from aprivate resume.
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minimum of four classes is required toearn a certificate andreceive a head start tomeet with employers onthe third day starting at9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Allothers will be allowed tomeet with employersstarting at 11 a.m.
 
Individual mentors will beavailable at anytime during thefirst two days.No signup is necessary.
 
 
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February 2012
 
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On January 18, 2012, Denver District Attorney MitchMorrissey was awarded with Patriotic Employer Award by the Employer Support of the Guard andReserve as a result of being nominated byLieutenant Commander Christopher C. Dopke,USNR. Lt Cmdr. Dopke who was deployed to Iraqfrom May 2009 to March 2010 wrote in his nomina-tion of the Patriot Award to Mr. Morrissey, “TheDenver DA's office has been outstanding! Inaddition to being exceedingly supportive of myReserve obligations, including a year deployment toIraq
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they have made it easier to remain in touchwith the office through remote email access andputting continuing education classes online for remote completion. While benefits and pay are notgiven, that is only due to city policy and not officepolicy. Please extend them your highest award.”
 
The Patriot Award is given to supervisors inrecognition of their extraordinary support of theemployees who serve in the Colorado NationalGuard and Reserve
 
and only upon nomination bythe employee in Guard/Reserve or by the spouseof the employee.
 
Dick Young, Colorado State ESGR Chairman, ShirleyMartinez, Senior EEO Specialist, Mark Hustedt, ColoradoSprings Area Chairman for Employer Outreach, ChristyOrtiz, Spouse of Deployed Service Member, Christopher Ortiz, Utility Service Specialist Senior (deployedemployee), Mary Miller, Colorado Springs Area Chairmanfor Employer Outreach, and Jerry Forte Colorado SpringsUtilities CEO.
 
On January 5th, Colorado Springs UtilityCompany employees gave a surprisewelcome back party for Navy Chief ChrisOrtiz, on this return from Iraq after a year’sdeployment. Approximately 70 employees of the company welcomed him home, withballoons, food, hugs, and many welcomehome signs. The company’s president, Mr.Jerry Forte, personally thanked Chris Ortizand particularly his wife, Christie, for thesignificant role she played in keeping thehome fires burning during his longdeployment. Colonel USAF (Ret) MarkHustedt spoke on behalf of ESGR, and alongwith Colonel USA (Ret) Mary Miller, theythanked the many company employees for their strong support for our Guard andReserve members, as well the ColoradoSprings Utilities for their above and beyondsupport for their Guard and Reserveemployees. The company employs 1800personnel, of which about 100 are Guard andReserve members.
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r; Adam Smith, ESGR, Chris Dopke, MitchMorrissey.
 
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r; Chris Dopke, Mitch Morrissey. AdamSmith, ESGR
 

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