AMPLIFY Program Returns to Support Job-Seeking Military Spouses
Hiring Our Heroes is bringing back an interactive program designed to prepare military spouses for their next career opportunities.
The AMPLIFY series of events will be held at three locations in 2017, beginning March 1-2 at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle.
The two-day events offer intense work on resumé building, personal branding, and interviewing strategies, and offer tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. Attendees will also have the option of receiving one-on-one advice from professionals in the industry of their choosing.
Subsequent AMPLIFY events will take place in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 4-5 and Austin, Texas on October 12-13.
AMPLIFY is part of Hiring Our Heroes In Gear Career program, and made its debut last October with 21 military spouses. This year’s cohort will include 45 spouses.
AMPLIFY events will break attendees into three tracks based on their experience in the workforce and their interest in starting their own businesses. The tracks include:
Track 1: Entry/Re-Entry level: this track is intended for military spouses who have less than 5 years professional experience OR those who have been away from the paid work force for more than 5 years.
Track 2: Mid- to Advanced-Level: This is for military spouse professionals with more than 5 years of experience and no significant time away from the paid work force. These professionals may be looking to make an industry switch or simply working toward their next career opportunity.
Track 3: Entrepreneurs/Freelancers: This track is for military spouses who own their own business or are striving toward opening their own business or for professionals who work strictly through a freelance/contracting model.
In the matchup sessions, each attendee is given one hour either in person or via digital means to connect with an advanced professional in the industry of their choosing.
All of the sessions listed above will be customized based on the track each attendee has chosen and additional sessions will be crafted as the cohort takes shape and we know the interest and industries of the attendees.
For details on the application process and specific AMPLIFY events please click on the links for your chosen AMPLIFY event:
Starbucks Headquarters, Seattle, Washington - March 1-2.
Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 4-5, exact location TBA
Austin, Texas on October 12-13, exact location TBA