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Military Spouse Employment: How to Secure the Job You Want

Supporting Veterans, Service Members, and Military Spouses

Are you a military spouse seeking employment and feeling discouraged? Not sure how to market yourself and explain gaps in your resume? If so, you’ll want to tune in to this talk with Kelly Grivner-Kelly, serving spouses program manager at Hire Heroes USA. You’ll gain an understanding of the employment plight of the military spouse, how to get into remote work, interviewing techniques and personal branding, and much more, to help you secure the job you want and build a long lasting career.

Kelly Grivner-Kelly

Bridget Finkeldey

Kelly Grivner- Kelly is the Serving Spouses Program Manager at Hire Heroes USA. She is married to an Active Duty Airman and leverages 8+ years of professional experience in the Human Resources and Business Management field. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management and her Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA). She is also a Career Coach and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). As a Military Spouse, Kelly has experienced the hardships that come along with finding meaningful employment. She found her permanent home when she joined the Hire Heroes USA team and has been fully committed to its mission especially tailoring its services to help Military Spouses. Kelly focuses on providing personalized career coaching and resource sharing to Active Duty Military Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses. Since starting with Hire Heroes USA in September of 2016, she has helped 1000+ Veterans and Military Spouses find employment.

Virgginnia Buccioni-Hillmann

Bridget Finkeldey

Virgginnia is a DEI and talent acquisition professional based in the Bay Area with a proven record of building and improving processes that help companies find the right talent when they need it as well as coaching candidates on career and interviewing best practices. Her journey has given her a well-rounded background in acquiring talent across many industries, including tech, non-profit, government relations, and international organizations while keeping a DEI lens and contributing towards an equitable workforce. Her current mission is to positively disrupt and improve startups’ strategies in hiring to make them streamlined and comprehensive, as well as including Diversity and Inclusion practices to empower companies with top-notch talent from underrepresented communities. This mission encouraged her to pursue many ventures from becoming a founding partner at a talent tech company, to being an advisor to Dreamers In Tech, to public speaking to empower under-represented groups, and especially women on getting to the salary they deserve, interview, and career coaching, as well as advising companies on the importance of under-represented communities and women in Tech. Virgginnia has a business administration and political science background, and in her free time she enjoys surfing, yoga, and hiking with her Goldendoodle puppy.

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