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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.

View the Local Jobs Listing

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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

Military Spouse Virtual Career Fair May 5, 2022

Military Spouses are invited to connect online with potential employers during the Military Spouse Virtual Career FaIr on May 5, 2022. CLICK HERE for to register. The event is open to all U.S. military veterans and their spouses seeking new careers.

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Links/Resources for Military Family Members, Spouses, Civilians and Service Members

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Many companies understand the value that veterans and military family members can bring to a workplace. Members of the military community have many qualities and skills that can benefit companies in a variety of industries. By hiring a member of the military community, a company can bring a great deal of value to their team. Some of the qualities these individuals contribute to a workplace include:

  • The ability to learn new concepts and skills, as well as transferable skills that have been proven in real-world situations.
  • Leadership skills, as well as skills in direction, motivation, inspiration, and delegation. Veterans understand leadership dynamics and how to lead many different types of people.
  • Teamwork and having a responsibility to coworkers, as well as the ability to be productive individually or as part of a team.
  • Diversity and inclusion; veterans can work alongside others regardless of their race, gender, ethnic background, economic status, or religion, and are able to cooperate with many different types of people.
  • Ability to perform under pressure; veterans understand how to accomplish tasks on time and despite being under stress.
  • Respecting procedures and having accountability.
  • Veterans are often knowledgeable about technical trends in business and industry and bring a global outlook and technological savvy to an employer.
  • Integrity, trustworthiness, and sincerity.
  • Resilience and the ability to overcome adversity.

Here are some helpful links:

Hire Our Heroes

HireOurHeroesGraphic.jpgThe best way to honor a veteran is to hire one

Hire Our Heroes connects the military community -- service members, military spouses and veterans -- with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong and diversified workforce.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Ten Reasons to Hire a Veteran
  1. ACCELERATED LEARNING CURVE: Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts.
  2. LEADERSHIP: The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration.
  3. TEAMWORK: Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one's colleagues.
  4. DIVERSITY and INCLUSION: Veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion, and economic status.
  5. SHARP UNDER PRESSURE: Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources.
  6. RESPECT for PROCEDURES: They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates' actions to higher supervisory levels.
  7. TECHNOLOGY and GLOBALIZATION: Veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry.
  8. INTEGRITY: Veterans believe in doing "an honest day's work."
  9. CONSCIOUS OF HEALTH AND HUMAN STANDARDS: Veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others.
  10. OVERCOME ADVERSITY: Veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity presented to them.

HIRE A VETERAN TODAY!

USO Transition Program

USO Transition Program

How It Works

The USO Transition Program works with strategic partners to connect service members and military spouses to resources through a holistic approach, focusing on:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Financial readiness
  • Mentorship
  • Increased access to relevant veterans’ benefits in their communities

Through the creation of an individualized action plan, USO Transition Specialists collaborate with individuals to identify their personal and professional goals and build a roadmap to achieving them, while also identifying services and resources that are the best fit for their needs. This program offers support to service members up to 6 months after they have officially left service, providing them with resources well along their journey to civilian life.

USO Transition Specialists provide these free services through one on-one support (either virtually, or in person) and help military families create a plan for success now – and for the future.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Education Programs Information

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The Wiesbaden Education Center offers a wealth of opportunities for all community members to enhance their skills, knowledge and education. The Education Staff provides quality services and programs to active duty, retirees, civilians and family members.

Professional guidance counselors provide a full range of adult and continuing education counseling. Individual counseling is available during normal duty hours on a walk-in basis

CLICK HERE to visit the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Education Center page.

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/

Home Based Business

Application Packet for a Home Based Business

Home Based Business Request Letter

Application for Home Based Business Permit

Approval of Outside Employment Sample

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

More Community Support

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ACS Corner

Stay informed and connected with Army Community Service

2022 AER Campaign

Soldiers Helping Soldiers Since 1942

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MWR Go

Here's a look at Wiesbaden Family and MWR happenings this month

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Local Jobs Listing

Looking for employment? Here's a listing, courtesy of the Employment Readiness Program.

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Host Nation Orientation

Get to know your new home in Germany

May 30 9 am - 5 pm

Newborn Network

Network with fellow parents and get tips from the professionals

Jun 1 10 am - 11 am
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Spouse Sponsorship Training for Units, Agencies and Organizations

Help your unit better support all of its members

Jun 2 10 am - 11 am
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Spouse Sponsorship Training for Units, Agencies and Organizations

Help your unit better support all of its members

Jun 2 10 am - 11 am
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Group Play

Join the New Parent Support Program for some fun in the sun

Jun 3 10 am - 11:30 am

Baby Boot Camp

ACS's New Parent Support Program is here to help

Jun 7 9 am - 12 pm
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Making the Most of My TSP

Take a Touchpoint Training class to enhance your financial readiness

Jun 8 9 am - 10 am
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Making the Most of My TSP

Take a Touchpoint Training class to enhance your financial readiness

Jun 8 9 am - 10 am
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Introduction to Investing

Take a Touchpoint Training class to enhance your financial readiness

Jun 8 10 am - 11 am

Treffpunkt - Foreign Born Spouse Meeting

Make friends and get to know your community

Jun 8 11:30 am - 2 pm
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Employment Training Classes

ACS's Employment Readiness Program is here to help in your job search

Jun 9 11:30 am - 1 pm
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Employment Training Classes

ACS's Employment Readiness Program is here to help in your job search

Jun 9 11:30 am - 1 pm
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Rhein River Cruise

Travel by boat on the picturesque Rhein River

Jun 9

Workshop for Kids: Social Skills

Learn strategies to help make friends, improve speaking skills and more

Jun 13 3 pm - 4 pm
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Spouse Orientation

Welcoming spouses to their home away from home

Jun 15 9 am - 1 pm
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Ruedesheim Ring Tour

Take a couple of cable cars and enjoy a short boat ride back to Ruedesheim

Jun 23
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Local Jobs Listing

Looking for employment? Here's a listing, courtesy of the Employment Readiness Program.

Welcome To Wiesbaden

Here's wishing you a wonderful time while living and working in Germany

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