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

James

Indianapolis, IN Seminar,
January 2021

Lakethia

Mississippi, Seminar,
January 2021

Tom

Indianapolis, IN Seminar,
March 2021

Jobs Placed

Years in Business

Veterans Served

Happy Birthday to our Nation's Oldest Military Branch, the U.S. Army! ...

The 3rd Annual Operation: Job Ready Veterans, "Saluting Our Heroes" Golf Scramble is rapidly approaching! Sign your team up today!

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Operation: Job Ready Veterans would like to wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday weekend.

During this time we want to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Thank you.

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If you missed our free virtual workshops in May, don't worry.
Join us in June!

Register here: https://ojrv.org/our-calendar/

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If you missed our workshops this week, that's ok! Next week will be our last May VETS Virtual Workshop. This is an important one, Interviewing Skills!

Lots of locations are hiring right now, which means more individuals are applying. Be the one that stands out over the rest with your impressive interview skills, and land that position!

Register here for this workshop and check out our June workshops here: https://ojrv.org/our-calendar/
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Job searching can be frustrating, interviews can be daunting, writing a resume can be tedious and challenging. Don't let the impact of transition interfere with your mental health - reach out.

We are here to help by providing a wide range of services for your immediate needs with career development and employment assistance. We understand that everyone can be impacted, at OJRV we not only offer our services to veterans and service members but to their families as well.

Take advantage of the resources available to you.

Contact us today, we are here to help:
https://ojrv.org/contact/

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #ptsd #veterans #military #ojrv
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This Thursday, May 20th, there will be a Job/Career Fair, at the Indiana Veteran's Center, downtown Indianapolis.

While you are there make sure to stop in the Operation: Job Ready Veterans Suite, #409 on the 4th floor, where one of our Employment Transition Managers would be glad to assist you with resume development, interview preparation, and other employment needs!
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Join us this week for our Federal Resume Workshop this Tuesday, May 18th, and our VETS Civilian Resume Development Workshop this Wednesday, May 19th!

It's not too late to register!
https://ojrv.org/our-calendar/
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Thank you to all of our military spouses, we appreciate you each and everyday!

Remember at Operation: Job Ready Veterans we not only offer services to Veterans, but also to their dependents, caregivers, and spouses!

Contact us today!
https://ojrv.org/contact/
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Transition can be scary, but it is even more scary if you do not have the tools and knowledge to navigate through it!

Get these tools and more during next weeks virtual VETS Transition Skills Workshop, lead by one of our knowledgeable Employment Transition Managers!

Register and see other upcoming events here:
https://ojrv.org/our-calendar/!
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Operation: Job Ready Veterans is extremely grateful to have a partnership with Verizon to address the ongoing Veteran issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and suicide awareness.

These two mental health issues affect not only Veterans and current service members, but their family members as well.

Remember May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Find out more about the initiative, and how you can help here:
https://ojrv.org/verizon-initiative

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#verizon #ojrv #mentalhealth #ptsd #suicideawareness #veterans #servicemembers #mentalhealthmatters #military
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For the second year, Operation: Job Ready Veterans earned GuideStars' Platinum Seal of Transparency!

Learn more about this recognition for our organization here: https://ojrv.org/operation-job-ready-veterans-achieves-guidestars-highest-seal-of-transparency-2021/

#recognition #GuideStar #sealoftransparency #2021 #veterans #ojrv
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This weekend Operation: Job Ready Veterans was set up at Camp Camby in Indiana in support of the AMVETS Veterans Appreciation Picnic! Thank you for having us be apart of this fantastic event! @amvetshq ...

May is here, and a new month means new opportunities to attend one of our virtual workshops!

Register here, for all of our upcoming events: https://ojrv.org/our-calendar/!

#veterans #servicemembers #families #employment #transition #ojrv
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The Operation: Job Ready Veterans Team had a wonderful week of training in our Indianapolis Headquarters Office this week!

After months of separation due to COVID-19, we were thrilled to be safely back together again.

We conducted valuable training & planning, and have a lot in store for the remainder of 2021 and beyond!

#ojrv #military #militarydependents #veterans #employment #transition #indiana #vets
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Thanks to everyone that stopped by the Powell Student Center in Richmond Kentucky this past Wednesday and enjoyed a free lunch with James from the OJRV Team!

Make sure to follow all of our social media platforms to make sure you don't miss any of the upcoming OJRV events near you!

Check out more pictures from the event here:
https://ojrv.org/project/meet-greet-lunch-at-the-powell-student-center/
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Tomorrow join Operation: Job Ready Veterans with RecruitMilitary, and "Purple Up! For Military Kids"!

Wear purple in support of all military children and youth who make the ultimate sacrifice by enduring deployments, separation, transition, and much more!

Thank you from the OJRV Team!

#purpleup #militarychildren #sacrifice #strength #service #ojrv
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April is the Month of the Military Child, during this time we recognize how resilient military children are through challenges and difficult transitions. While always maintaining positivity!

It's important to honor these special children each and every day, but particularly during this month. Check out https://www.militaryonesource.mil/, for ways in which you and your family can participate and celebrate!

Here you'll find:
- Virtual Events
- Appreciation Kits
- Family Adventures
- Ways to Destress
- Hobbies & Crafts

#militarychild #military #veterans #april #resilient #ojrv
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