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Employment Readiness Program

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The Employment Readiness Program provides information and referral service in the areas of employment, education, training, transition and volunteer opportunities to give Soldiers, Retirees and Family members the competitive edge needed to secure employment.

The primary purpose of the program is to assist eligible Family members who are relocating due to a military or civilian sponsor's permanent change of station. Services are for DoD ID cardholders only.

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Employment Readiness Program

The Employment Readiness Program provides information and referral services for employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities to give Family members the competitive edge needed to secure meaningful employment. ERP offers up-to-date information on available employment opportunities, market and job trends, education, and volunteer resources to help individuals make informed decisions when seeking employment. Whether you’re a military spouse or Family member who just moved to a new installation, Retiree, or DoD civilian looking for new opportunities, or active duty Military, active Reserve, National member, or Wounded Warrior, we’re here to help.

Our services include:

  • Up-to-date information on local & national employment opportunities.
  • Education and certification resources
  • Classes on self-assessment, career exploration, civilian and federal resume writing, networking.
  • One on one resumé critiques
  • Career counseling and individual career assessments
  • Job fairs and other hiring events
  • Teen/youth employment information
  • Computer with internet access, résumé-writing software, and typing tutorials
  • Local Job posting

Classes require registration and must have a minimum of two participants, who are registered no later than 24 hours before the starting time. 

Classes can also be arranged for units, Family Readiness Groups or other U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden-affiliated organizations. In addition to the above listings, special request classes can be arranged.

Please contact your USAG Wiesbaden ERP Program Manager at +49 (0611) 548-9201

Career Cafe

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*** Please note: This program is currently cancelled during the COVID-19 response. 

Career Café

The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is happy to announce the start of “Career Cafe.” Beginning in the month of January 2020, the Program Manager for the ERP will host an outreach table at the various coffee spots/food courts throughout the community as a way to reach the community. This service is a question and answer forum to help inform job seekers and potential job seekers the answers they seek. There will also be a list of current employment opportunities within the community so stop by and get informed on the employment opportunities within our community.

Please note: Coffee and snacks are NOT provided.

The outreach table will be located in an area where you are more than welcome to purchase beverages and/or snacks of your choice and talk with the ERP Program Manager. This is a great opportunity for the Program Manager to share his thoughts and information with you.  We look forward to meeting you!

Information, Links and Resources for Military Spouses

Helping Spouses Reach Career Goals

Army Spouse Employment Fact Sheet

Military Spouse Employment Partnership

The Military Spouse Employment  Partnership (MSEP) consists of  partners from the private sector, the military and the federal government who hire and professionally develop military spouses through a corporate partnership initiative. Opportunities are provided to spouses which ensure financial security and achieve employment goals through career mobility and enhanced employment options. Take advantage of the partners dedicated to supporting the military through the development of its finest` resource-the military spouse.

Information resources
  • Job Resource Center (in the lobby) with weekly updates of local vacancies and a Guide to Employers servicing the community and commutable vicinity.
  • Home-Based Businesses
  • Annual Career Fair
  • Executive Orders for Hiring Preferences
  • Education resources and financial aid
Resume Tips

Résumé Tips

A typical private-sector resume will be 1-2 pages in length. Chronological, functional, combination, and targeted are the names of the different types of résumés and are discussed below.  

Note: most employers prefer a (reverse) chronological order résumé; but each one of these types of résumés  may be used based on the situation and/or your experience.

For help with your résumé, please visit the Employment Readiness Program today!

Chronological: provides work experience in order of most recent job to your earliest. This is one of the most common and useful if you have a lot of work experience which is aligned with the occupation you are seeking. 

Functional: this type of resume highlights your skills and experience without focusing on dates. You can use this type of resume if you recently graduated, are transitioning, or have gaps in your work experience. 

Combination: highlight both your skills and work experience using the combination resume. Include your skills first followed by your work experience beginning with the most recent employer. 

Targeted: a targeted resume is used for situations where you are most qualified. It is a customized resume for a specific job posting where you match you skillset to the requirements listed in the job posting. This type of resume may be a bit more work, but may pay off in showing an employer just how qualified you are for their job. 

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Federal Résumé Guidance

First and foremost, you can expect a federal resume to be longer than a private sector one. A typical private-sector resume will be 1-2 pages in length, but to include all the critical data essential for the federal application process you might find yourself needing 3-7 pages for your resume, depending on the length and breadth of your work experience.

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Additional Résumé Resources

O*NET OnLine is an excellent source for keywords for federal, private-sector résumés.

Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO) - Resume Toolkit

OPM.gov is hosting trainings on resume writing. They have a few coming up on resumes, interviewing and navigating USAJobs.

https://www.usajobs.gov/Notification/Events/

Telework Opportunities
Additional services
  • Computers, Internet access, printers
  • Scanning, fax and copier service
  • Extensive resource library of books, CDs, pamphlets and brochures addressing every aspect of career and employment development
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Holiday Assistance Program

Holiday Assistance Program

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Virtual Budgeting for Baby: Financial Planning for New Parents

Take a Touchpoint Training class to enhance your financial readiness

Dec 15 10:30 am - 12 pm

Army Family Action Plan Conference

Play a role in enhancing quality of life

Dec 16
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Virtual Host Nation Orientation

Take a virtual tour of Wiesbaden

Dec 15 1 pm - 4 pm
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Virtual Spouse Orientation

Welcoming spouses to their home away from home

Dec 16 9 am - 1 pm
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Local Jobs Listing

Local Jobs Listing

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Virtual Credit, Debt Management and Major Purchases

Take a Touchpoint Training class to enhance your financial readiness

Dec 15 9 am - 10:30 am

Treffpunkt - Virtual Foreign Born Spouse Meeting

Make friends and get to know your community

Dec 9 11:30 am - 2 pm
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Virtual Mommy And Daddy 101

Jan 5 9 am - 12 pm
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Financial Planning, Investment Options and Tax Considerations

Take a Touchpoint Training class to enhance your financial readiness

Jan 5 10:30 am - 12 pm