OPERATION: JOB
READY VETERANS

Bridging life’s transitional gaps for Veterans, service members, and military families.

What We Do

Operation: Job Ready Veterans™ (OJRV) is a Midwest-based nonprofit organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of Veterans, service members, their families, and their communities by providing transitional, career development, and employment services. We assist Veterans and family members of all eras and ability levels by empowering them to meet their individual career and education goals. We do so by providing a wide range of services and assistance that target our clients’ immediate needs. OJRV stands out from other Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) by providing services not only to veterans and service members but to their families as well. If you have worn the uniform, then you and your family will receive our support. We honor your service and the sacrifices made by your family with our unwavering commitment.

Veterans Employment Transition Seminar

This is our flagship service and most transformational offering.  This week-long training provides our clients with a complete understanding of the challenges they have encountered with their transitional issues. It also offers them the tools to achieve their career goals, get connected to resources, or seek further education/certification.  Once the Veteran or family member completes our seminar, they are connected with quality employers at our onsite hiring fair.

Life Coaching

Individuals can engage with our experienced staff to identify and resolve specific transitional issues and get connected to resources.  Those resources cover all facets of life issues such as housing, healthcare, income support, sustenance, and educational benefits.

Employment Workshops

These focused 1-3 day group training modules address specific needs such as skills inventory, career interest inventory, work values assessment, resume development, and interview preparation.

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Disability Claims

We assist clients in the preparation, presentation, and processing of disability claims to the Veterans Administration (VA). 

Community Connections

Through our long-standing relationships with community organizations and other nonprofits, we can educate and refer clients to resources they didn’t know were available to them.  We understand how challenging it can be to know which resources are most beneficial and we can provide immediate assistance.

Career Placement

We can connect job seekers with government and commercial hiring managers via our networking connections at the federal, state, and local levels.  Our customized service provides quality referrals for our clients based upon their work experiences, education level, and specific skills.

First Impressions Workshop

We offer a specialized, three-hour workshop only addressing mock interviews, healthy living techniques, and professional attire opportunities. During the workshop, in-depth mock interviews are provided for clients who are seeking additional assistance with perfecting their interviewing skills. Additionally, no-cost pre-interview haircuts and beard trimmings are provided to all attendees through community partnerships. These services instill personal confidence and provide a well-groomed professional appearance for attendees. Through partnerships with organizations such as Men’s Wearhouse, we are able to provide professional interview attire to those attendees who do not have the financial means to purchase interview attire.

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Federal Resume Workshop

In this informative two-hour workshop, participants learn how to navigate the federal resume process. Our team members discuss who can apply for federal postings, tips on how to write a federal resume, the federal pay scale, and the federal hiring process. This workshop goes into further detail about what to include in a resume when seeking a federal position as well as how to customize and organize a federal resume. Participants will receive personalized resume coaching and a final review of their resume from our team of experts. The federal resume process can be intimidating, but with the knowledge participants gain from this workshop, they will be able to navigate through the process with ease. We conclude this workshop with a Q&A session, and we provide continued support to ensure all attendees can confidently move forward.

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How We Can Help

Veterans Employment Transition Seminar (VETS)

Have you decided to change careers?  Are you tired of working in a job that doesn’t value your input?  Our training helps you understand if your skills and interests align with your career goals.  Job fulfillment can be achieved when employees are challenged, appreciated, and valued partners in any workplace.  We first help you confirm if you’re working in the right field, then construct a professional resume that highlights your qualifications.  For each Veteran, we help translate your military experience into civilian terms.  Once that is completed, we provide you with interview techniques that will ensure you present yourself as the perfect candidate for any position.  Take charge of your career and connect with us today!

First Impressions Workshop

First Impressions Workshop is a specialized, three-hour workshop only addressing mock interviews, healthy living techniques, and professional attire opportunities. During the workshop, in-depth mock interviews are provided for clients who are seeking additional assistance with perfecting their interviewing skills. Additionally, no-cost pre-interview haircuts and beard trimmings are provided to all attendees through community partnerships. These services instill personal confidence and provide a well-groomed professional appearance for attendees. Through partnerships with organizations such as Men’s Wearhouse, we are able to provide professional interview attire to those attendees who do not have the financial means to purchase interview attire.

Federal Resume Workshop

In this informative two-hour workshop, participants learn how to navigate the federal resume process. Our team members discuss who can apply for federal postings, tips on how to write a federal resume, the federal pay scale, and the federal hiring process. This workshop goes into further detail about what to include in a resume when seeking a federal position as well as how to customize and organize a federal resume. Participants will receive personalized resume coaching and a final review of their resume from our team of experts. The federal resume process can be intimidating, but with the knowledge participants gain from this workshop, they will be able to navigate through the process with ease. We conclude this workshop with a Q&A session, and we provide continued support to ensure all attendees can confidently move forward.

Our Benefactors

Lilly Endowment Inc.

CODE Recipient

Success Stories

Robert

Indianapolis, IN Seminar,
February 2020

Michael

Indianapolis, IN Seminar,
June 2019

Cody

Indianapolis, IN Seminar,
May 2019

Jobs Placed

Years in Business

Veterans Served

Operation: Job Ready Veterans would like to introduce you to our newest Employment Transition Manager in the state of Kentucky, James Rogers! Welcome to the team James!

Please read the full press release on our website in our News & Blog section!

https://ojrv.org/operation-job-ready-veterans-hires-new-team-member-james-rogers/
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Do you have a current Value Proposition Statement? Comment below!

Just 1 day left to register for our Value Proposition Statement - VETS Virtual Workshop!
https://ojrv.org/events/value-proposition-statement-virtual-vets-workshop/
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If you happened to miss February's Virtual VETS Workshops, don't worry, we are offering them again in March!

Here are the upcoming dates. Mark your calendars and register today! https://ojrv.org/our-calendar/
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Did you know that Operation: Job Ready Veterans is offering you even more opportunities to assist you through your employment needs and to help you land your dream job?!

Contact us today to learn about all the FREE services we offer!!
https://ojrv.org/contact/
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Can't we all brush up on our interviewing skills? Especially now that many interviews are being held virtually or with masks on?

Don't pass up on this opportunity to work on verbal & nonverbal communication, and more important skills for the interview process!

Please register for next weeks event here: https://ojrv.org/events/interviewing-skills-virtual-vets-workshop/!!
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For our Chicago, IL Individuals, this event is tomorrow!! Don't miss out, we are all snowed in anyways so take advantage of this great opportunity!!

What: @davhq @recruit_military Chicago Virtual Career Fair
When: Thursday, February 18 - 11am to 3pm CT
Where: Virtual Event - Attend from anywhere you have a solid internet connection.
Who: FREE event designed to connect Veterans, Military Spouses, Transitioning Service Members and Reservist/Guardsmen with employers looking to fill positions in not only in Chicago but also across the entire upper midwestern region, as well as some with opportunities across the nation.

To register, visit: https://rmvets.com/ChicagoVCFFeb18
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One thing the snow won't stop, Operation: Job Ready Veterans Webinars!

If you have not already done so, please sign up for tomorrows Virtual VETS - Resume Improvement Workshop!

Date: Wednesday, February 17th
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)
Where: Webinar via Zoom

https://ojrv.org/events/resume-improvement-virtual-vets-workshop/

Please contact one of the below to register:
Beverly Fitch at: 312-636-9777 or bfitch@jobreadyvets.org
John Zeigler at: 317-517-0385 or jzeigler@jobreadyvets.org

If you can't make it this month, our next Resume Improvement Webinar will be on March 17th!
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Today's Federal Resume Workshop starts NOW!!

If you were unable to register for this webinar, don't miss out, this webinar will be taking place again on Tuesday, March 23rd from 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)!!

Register today at: https://ojrv.org/events/federal-resume-workshop-virtual-zoom-webinar-mar-2021/!!
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Do you struggle with the Federal Resume Process?...YES!

Would you like to be able to better navigate through this process?...YES!

Do you have the time and ability to attend our next Federal Resume Workshop?...YES!

What are you waiting for?...

Have you registered yet?...
https://ojrv.org/events/federal-resume-workshop-virtual-zoom-webinar-feb-2021/

Date: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)
Where: Webinar via Zoom

You do not want to miss out on this opportunity!!
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New Virtual VETS Workshops!!

In 2020, OJRV transitioned from providing our staple 5-day Veteran Employment Transition Seminar (VETS) to providing four customized VETS modules that allow us to safely and adequately serve clients. The creation of these VETS modules allows our Employment Transition Team to virtually provide employment-based curriculum within a shorter timeframe and to a greater client base. Although, we strongly support what our organization was founded on – “serving clients face to face”’ COVID-19 has forced us to improvise the method in which we provide our VETS curriculum.

The four new VETS modules will be provided virtually each month totaling 48 separate presentations. As we have seen throughout 2020, we anticipate a growing number of clients utilizing our VETS modules due to the uncertainty of the current climate. Based on the extensive need of our current clients, we strongly believe that the same supportive services will be required in order to continue placing individuals into gainful employment with a livable wage.

The four virtual course modules include:
1. Transition and Skills
2. Value Proposition Statement
3. Civilian Resume Development
4. Interviewing Skills

Each module is led virtually by our Employment Transition Managers in a two-hour time block. An hour and a half are dedicated to instruction, followed by thirty minutes for questions and answers.

This Wednesday, February 10th, is the start of our Virtual VETS Workshops. We will be beginning with the Transition and Skills Workshop.

This workshop will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (EST). Please reserve your seat now:
https://ojrv.org/events/transition-and-skills-workshop/
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Mark your calendars for the upcoming MilitaryHire Cybersecurity and IT Roles Job Fair!!

This virtual event will be held Wednesday, February 10th from 2:00pm - 6:00pm EST.

We encourage you to use the link below to register today!!

https://www.militaryhire.com/blog/february-2021-job-fair-for-cybersecurity-and-it-roles/
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Join Operation: Job Ready Veterans at the 2021 Virtual Indiana Military Veterans Legislative Day!

• Learn about proposed legislation for Hoosier Veterans
• Browse the virtual vending & services area
• Learn the Indiana legislative process from start to finish

OJRV is just one of the many exhibitors, please check out our virtual table! This event will only be lasting a few weeks!

https://www.veteranlegislativeday.org/
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1 week from today!!

Please join us for the 1st Federal Resume Workshop of the New Year!!

Don't forget to register to reserve your seat: https://ojrv.org/events/federal-resume-workshop-virtual-zoom-webinar-jan-2021/

#ojrv #employment #transition #resume #military #veterans
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Join us this Thursday, Jan. 14th, with Military Hire and many other organizations for some great advice from experts on Veteran mentoring, networking, recruiting, and entrepreneurship!

Register at the link, it's a free event! https://bit.ly/MHJan14

#veterans #hireveterans #employment #Pay_It_Forward #recruiting #jobrecruitment #WomenVeterans #mentoring #networking
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It's a New Year and Operation: Job Ready Veterans is continuing to expand our services. We are currently hiring for an Employment Transition Manager in Louisville, KY!

Please use the link below to view the job description and to apply for the position. Additionally, please share with others that may be interested!

https://www.indeed.com/job/employment-transition-manager-veterans-military-spouses-encouraged-05f0dadc207b09d2
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Happy New Year from Operation: Job Ready Veterans! We hope that everyone has had a safe and wonderful holiday season. If you are ready to start 2021 off right, we are here to help you do just that!

This year please take full advantage of our wide range of FREE services for veterans, service members, and their dependents. We offer transition assistance, employment workshops, resume development, interview preparation, professional attire, networking strategies, job search assistance, and so much more!

Our team is beyond ready to be that bridge to help you make this the best year yet!

Contact our team at: https://ojrv.org/contact/ or call 855-456-2732.
#ojrv #2021 #newyear #veterans #military #employment #jobs
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Happy 384th Birthday to the United States National Guard! ...

Thank you Sitel Group for your generous donation to Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) through your Footprints program that gives back to local community organizations.

With donations such as these we can continue to support our veterans, military service members, and their families to secure employment during difficult transitions.

Read more about their program and OJRV here: https://ojrv.org/operation-job-ready-veterans-receives-donation-from-sitel-group/

#ojrv #support #military #veterans #donations #employment
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