WELCOME TO THE TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

What is TAP?
A Partnership of:  Dept of Defense  Dept of Labor  Dept of Veterans Affairs  Dept of Homeland Security Goal: To ease the transition for Service members from a military career back to the civilian sector by connecting them to necessary services and resources.  Pre-separation Counseling  TAP Employment Workshops  VA Benefits Brief  Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)
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DOL TAP Employment Workshop
DOL Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) exists to assure that Veterans succeed in the 21st Century Workforce.

VETS has provided TAP Employment Workshops to separating and retiring military members and their spouses since 1990. Employment Workshops  2 ½ Days  Professionally trained facilitators  Focus on resumes, interviewing & job searches  Provide skills assessment & Labor Market Information

Workshop Overview
This 2 ½ day workshop covers six core topics:
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Personal Appraisal
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Anticipate & Deal with Stress Identify strengths and analyze skills Determine work preferences & work-related values

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Career Exploration
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Career Research Assess financial needs
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Workshop Overview (continued)
1. Strategies for an effective job search     2. Set goals and get organized Researching companies Job search assistance & employment opportunities Creating effective resumes

Interviews    Interview process Handling questions and answers Body language & “Dressing for Success”

Workshop Overview (continued)
1. Reviewing Job Offers
   Evaluate job offers Negotiate job offers Communicating your decision

2. Support and Assistance
     Dept of Defense Dept of Labor Dept of Veterans Affairs Small Business Administration Federal Student Aid

Workshop Standards and Expectations
• You will complete a hand-written DRAFT resume.

You will understand how to use the Key to Career Success Cards and know the resources available to you at a One-Stop Career Center. www.servicelocator.org

Workshop Standards and Expectations (continued)
• You will conduct a Mock Interview and receive feedback you can use.

You will be familiar with the DVOP/LVER positions and how to contact a representative in the area you will be residing or searching for employment.

You will be expected to attend each day of this workshop

WORKSHOP ADMINISTRATION
• Breaks • Meals • Dress • Participation • Attendance

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Objective: • Recognize the importance of developing a stress reduction plan

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WHAT IS STRESS?
“A mismatch between the demands in our lives, and the resources we have available to deal with those demands.”

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STRESS AS A PART OF LIVING
• Is a normal part of our lives • It may be positive or negative • We can’t avoid stress

Stress is any change that you must adjust to...
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COPING WITH STRESS
• Develop and maintain a plan to manage the effects of stress • Seek professional assistance if needed

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HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS

• VA estimates that as many as

200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.*
• More than twice that many

experience homelessness over the course of a year.*
*US Department of Veterans Affairs - 2005

WHY ARE VETERANS HOMELESS?
• Male veterans are twice as likely to become homeless, and female veterans are four times more likely to be homeless as their non-veteran counterparts. A large number live with post traumatic stress disorders and addictions acquired during or exacerbated by their military service. Lack of family and social networks due to lengthy periods away from their communities of origin. Government money is limited and serves only one in 5 of homeless veterans in need.

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PREVENTION OF HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS
• Military service separation process – Participate in “pre-separation” counseling process – Participate in Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Employment Workshop – Know about your VA Benefits • Obtain income • Seek early assistance for mental health and substance abuse issues

USDOL – VETS Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program

• This program provides employment, training, and supportive services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force.

USDOL – VETS Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program

• VWIP provides employment, training, and supportive services to assist in reintegrating eligible veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force.

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Objectives:
• Gather the information and records you need in order to create a resume, fill out a job application, and prepare for a job interview • Deal effectively with the strengths and challenges arising from military experience • Identify your transferable skills that can be used in a variety of jobs
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TYPES OF RECORDS
MILITARY SERVICE
• Separation Papers – DD Form 214 (certified copy or copy 4) • Training Record • Honors and Awards • DD FORM 2586 Verification of Military Experience and Training • Service Record • Medical Record • Benefits

WORK EXPERIENCE
• Work History (job titles, employers, duties, accomplishments) • Work Samples • Honors and Citations • Community Activities • Salary History • Licenses • Certifications

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION
• Birth Certificate (copy) • Proof of Citizenship • Social Security Card • Passport (current)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
• Transcripts • Diplomas/Certificates • Honors • Activities List

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MASTER APPLICATION
• Personal Information • Education and Training • Special Skills • Military Service • Work Experience • Other Information

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VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT
STRENGTHS
• Leadership • Discipline • Training • Accountability/Recordkeeping • Teamwork • Work with diverse groups • Work under pressure
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VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT
STRENGTHS • Plan Systematically • Safety • Follow Directions • Drug Free • Maturity • Security Clearance
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VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT
CHALLENGES • Communications • Stereotypes • Unrealistic Expectations • Credentials

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Objectives: • Identify your work-related values • Determine your personal preferences • Explain why your work-related values and preferences are important in making job decisions
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Objectives: • Identify and research career possibilities • Determine your financial needs as a way of estimating your salary requirements

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Objectives: • Set personal goals • Get organized

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TYPES OF GOALS
• SHORT-RANGE • INTERMEDIATE-RANGE • LONG-RANGE

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EMPLOYMENT GOALS
Employment goals need to be SMART: Specific Measurable Adaptable Realistic Trackable
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• Plan an effective job search • Understand how to conduct company research • Learn about job assistance resources • Understand how to begin using the internet as part of the job search process • Analyze job announcements

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LOOKING FOR WORK

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NETWORKING

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
1. Internet 2. State Workforce Agency (Employment Office) 3. Local Veteran’s Employment Representatives (LVER) 4. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
5. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), U.S. Department of Labor 6. Private Employment Services 7. College/School Placement Agencies 8. Military and Professional Associations and Organizations
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9. Telephone Directory Yellow Pages, Industry Directory 10. Industrial and Craft Unions 11. Job Fairs 12. Transition Offices 13. Chambers of Commerce

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One-Stop Career Centers
• Every state has centers that provide services at no cost to veterans and job seekers. • Available services vary by location. • Every center has a veterans’ representative to serve veterans.

Veteran’s Representatives - DVOP
Disabled Veteran Outreach Program: Provides intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans, with the maximum emphasis directed toward serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans with barriers to employment

Veteran’s Representative - LVER
Local Veteran’s Employment Representative: Conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans, encourage the hiring of disabled veterans, and generally assist veterans to gain and retain employment

One Stop Centers Can Provide:
• • • • • • • • Job search assistance Employment referrals Skills Assessments Computer/Internet access Unemployment Assistance Labor Market Information Vocational Guidance Education and Training Assistance

One Stop Centers cont.
• Credentialing and Apprenticeships • State and national job banks • Child care resources • Transportation assistance may be available • Workforce Investment Act • Veteran’s Priority

Finding a one-stop close to you

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Objectives: • Understand how to complete application forms • Understand how to find opportunities for Federal Civil Service Employment • Understand how to initiate the Federal application process
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Objectives: • Prepare for interviews • Prepare to take employment tests as part of the interview process

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Objectives: • Prepare a personal 30-second commercial • Prepare for the interview

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• Be prepared • Be punctual • Look good • Watch your body language • Carry a portfolio • Be enthusiastic • Say thank you • Smile
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Objectives: • Learn how to dress appropriately for a job interview

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FIRST impressions are LASTING impressions.

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SECTIONS 4.6-4.7
Objectives: • Sharpen listening skills • Interpret body language

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SHARPEN LISTENING SKILLS
• Control distractions • Use nonverbal signals • Paraphrase • Focus on key words • Ask clarifying questions • Take notes

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Objectives: • Prepare to answer employer questions • Prepare questions to ask of employers

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YOUR ANSWERS SHOULD:
1. Be brief 2. Use examples 3. Show thought 4. Make connections 5. Tell how you work

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• Introductions • Review position to be discussed • Employer asks questions
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• Closing • Critique • Switch roles and repeat

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Objectives: • Evaluate interviews • Write thank you letters as a follow-up to an interview • Analyze a rejection subsequent to an interview

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WHY DIDN’T YOU GET A JOB?
SOMETIMES THE COMPANY: • Hires from within • Hires a more experienced applicant • Does not hire

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WHY DIDN’T YOU GET A JOB?
SOMETIMES YOU: • Are over-qualified • Have a conflicting work style

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PERSONAL PRESENTATION: • Appearance • Handshake • Tone of voice • Speech/grammar

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WHAT WENT WRONG?
PERSONAL PRESENTATION: • Language • Late or rushed • Aggressive • Lack of confidence, courtesy or enthusiasm

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WHAT WENT WRONG?
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES: • Lack of goals • Focus on short term • Cynical or defensive attitude • Lack of interest in company or position • Unpleasant attitude
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INTERVIEW SKILLS: • Poor eye contact or body language • Focus on money • Evasive answers • Negative responses • Lack of preparation
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Objectives: • Evaluate job offers • Negotiate terms of employment • Effectively communicate decisions to employers

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BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT

T-5.3-1

SECTIONS 6.1-6.5
Objectives: • Understand available resources

T-6.1-1

Helpful Contacts
• U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service www.dol.gov/vets  Veteran Employment Representatives DVOPs/LVERs  Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)  Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program (VWIP)

T-6.2

Helpful Contacts
• Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov/homeless  Medical Center Homeless Coordinator  Benefits Administration Regional Office Homeless Coordinator  VET Center Staff • State Office of Veterans Affairs www.nasdva.com • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans www.nchv.org 1-800-VET-HELP

Starting Your Own Business
• Small Business Assistance for Veterans

Small Business Administration and Partners

Services and Programs Include: • SBA Loan Guaranties • Microloans • Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster http://www.sba.gov/disaster_recov/loaninfo • Venture Capital • Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Programs and Services cont.
• Score Counseling • On-line Training Federal Contracting Assistance • Advocacy • Regulatory Fairness

Information On-Line
• For Veterans and Service Connected Veterans www.sba.gov/vets • For Self employed Reserve and National Guard Members www.sba.gov/reservists • See handout for additional websites to specific programs

Support and Assistance

Federal Student Aid Overview

Who is Federal Student Aid?
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans—and its value to our society.

Who gets federal student aid?
Our most basic eligibility requirements are that you must • demonstrate financial need, • be a U.S. citizen (or, for most programs, an eligible noncitizen) • have a valid Social Security number and, • qualified to obtain a postsecondary education Possess either a high school diploma or; General Education Development (GED) certificate

How to apply?
• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) Contact the school(s) you might attend Contact financial aid office

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For more information
Visit our Web Site : www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov or call Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) TTY 1-800-730-8913 1-319-337-5665 (not a toll free number)