Take the Mystery Out of Translating a Military Resume

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
After this session, you will immediately be able to use tools discussed to more effectively match military job seekers with your open positions.
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Just because your HVAC business is in land-locked Tucson, Arizona doesn't mean an "Anti-Submarine Warfare Control System Level II Technician" wouldn't be a great asset to your team. Making sense of "foreign" job titles and cryptic job codes on the typical military resume is hard enough. Trying to determine a service member's transferable skills based on a 5 minute conversation at a crowded job fair is even harder. This session will empower you with tools and techniques to be able to:

  • Determine how military career fields correspond with your hiring needs;
  • Understand the differences between officer and enlisted grades, including levels of responsibility and salary expectations; and
  • Translate the veteran's Military Occupational Code and identify transferrable skills.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Lisa Rosser


Lisa Rosser is on a mission to help organizations improve their veteran recruiting and retention. Her unique background with years of experience in both military and human resources is what makes her the ideal person for training human resource professionals how to recruit, hire, and retain military veterans for employment.

Lisa's military career includes 10 years of Active Army duty and 11 years of service with the Army Reserve, including 2-1/2 years of mobilization after the events of 9-11. During her Active Duty time she participated in 3 major engagements (Gulf War, Somalia, and Bosnia). Her Army Reserve career focused on operations and performance management, recruiting, placement, training, and skills development. She retired from the Army Reserve in July 2011 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Lisa's civilian career capitalized on her Human Resources and Training military experiences into an eight year career at Accenture, a Global Fortune 500 consulting firm. In 2007, Lisa founded The Value Of a Veteran and published an employer guide to recruiting the military. The enthusiastic response to the hiring guide led to workshops for corporate, government and higher education organizations, as well as webinars on critical military hiring topics.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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