Hiring Our Heroes Sitrep Podcast
Episode 131: Houston Rockets HR: How to Score with Your Resume

Episode 131: Houston Rockets HR: How to Score with Your Resume

April 16, 2019

What are job recruiters really looking for when they're searching for talent? Hear it straight from Houston Rockets Director of Human Resources Kristen Harper. The Houston Rockets organization is so decisive about their talent -- they often never have an opening! Find out why on this episode of the Sitrep podcast.

Episode 130: Volunteering Is Good For Your Mental Health

Episode 130: Volunteering Is Good For Your Mental Health

April 8, 2019

Volunteering isn’t just good for those you’re helping. It can be a great tool for increasing your own state of mental wellness. Hear from HOH Volunteer, Maj. (Ret.) and Military Spouse, Frankie Roberts about her own transition and how volunteering has helped her get through the latest transition in her life - the loss of her spouse.  

Episode 129: Even with All the Virtual Tools, We Still Need In-Person Events

Episode 129: Even with All the Virtual Tools, We Still Need In-Person Events

April 2, 2019

Hiring Our Heroes Sports Expos are hosted in partnership with the NHL, NBA, and Major League Baseball at arenas across the United States. In this episode of the Sitrep podcast, Gary Soldato, Director of Sports and Entertainment Expos at Hiring Our Heroes, explains how hiring managers can maximize their expo experience and how job seekers can use this opportunity to potentially get a job offer at an expo.

Episode 128: We’re Working at a Local Level to Solve a National Workforce Issue

Episode 128: We’re Working at a Local Level to Solve a National Workforce Issue

March 26, 2019

Since January 2018, we have launched Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones (MSEEZ) from coast to coast. Each community is able to shape their efforts based on the needs of the local military population. Learn more about the MSEEZ program and the unique activities going on in zones throughout the country.  

Episode 127: Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts Talks Transiton

Episode 127: Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts Talks Transiton

March 19, 2019

Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts takes a sunny ride in the Hiring Our Heroes Toyota wrapped vehicle to share his insight into transition and his views on how the support networks surrounding service members can truly set military families up for success. 

Episode 126: An Inside Look at the USS Midway Career Summit

Episode 126: An Inside Look at the USS Midway Career Summit

March 12, 2019

Hiring Our Heroes has held over 1200 hiring events. Our venues are just one of the special pieces we try to wrap into successful hiring events. The recent Career Summit aboard the USS Midway is just one example.  If you have been wondering what it's like to attend a Career Summit - take a listen. Hear directly from employers and job seekers about their experience.  

Episode 125: It’s A Jumping Off a Cliff Feeling For Most Folks

Episode 125: It’s A Jumping Off a Cliff Feeling For Most Folks

March 5, 2019

Our special series on the USS Midway continues with Hiring Our Heroes and Toyota Personal Brand Ambassador, Mrs. Bonnie Amos, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, Kevin Burke, Director of Military Spouse Programs at Hiring Our Heroes, Elizabeth O'Brien and Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications, Andrea Hutchins. Pull up a seat alongside our guests this week as we discuss transitioning as a family and why retiring doesn't mean the end living.  

Episode 124: From Aircraft Carrier to Museum - The Transition of the USS Midway

Episode 124: From Aircraft Carrier to Museum - The Transition of the USS Midway

February 27, 2019

In mid-February, Hiring Our Heroes hosted a Career Summit aboard the USS Midway. While there, we had the privilege to sit down with Scott McGaugh, Marketing Director at the USS Midway. McGaugh played an integral role in bringing the floating museum to the San Diego coast in 2004. Listen in as this author, philanthropist, and USS Midway enthusiast describes the process of transitioning an aircraft carrier into the fifth most visited museum in the United States.  

Episode 120: Blackstone

Episode 120: Blackstone

February 20, 2019

Since 2013, Blackstone, a national private equity firm, has leveraged their portfolio of companies to hire over 50,000 Veterans. Michael McDermott, was integral in helping to implement veteran initiatives for Blackstone; eventually overseeing efforts to become a founding coalition member of the Hiring 100k Military Spouse initiative at Hiring Our Heroes.  Listen in as Michael explains the unique opportunities Blackstone is able to offer military spouses and veterans, alike, and why they have implemented policies to retain talent when possible.   

Episode 123: Military Spouse Programs Hit the Road!

Episode 123: Military Spouse Programs Hit the Road!

February 19, 2019

Senior Director of Military Spouse Programs, Elizabeth O'Brien and Deputy Director of Military Spouse Programs Anna Christen join our Senior Manager of Communications and Marketing, Andrea Hutchins to take a ride for another episode of our Toyota powered "Car-cast." Thanks to the support of our partners there are some exciting things happening with the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Program this year. Listen in as the team hits the road ahead of our Military Spouse Advisory Council meeting in Dallas, TX to discuss all of the opportunities ahead and learn how you can get involved.