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    Date: March 10, 2015, 11:45am – 2:00pm
    Traverse Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA)
    Hagerty Center
    715 E. Front St.
    Traverse City, MI 49684
    No charge for TAHRA members. Guest fee is $30.00 per person.
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    The March 10th TAHRA meeting will be dedicated to a close look at hiring a diverse group of applicants, also known as military veterans. This group is increasing in numbers every day and is eager to work for your company. They have served our country and are now looking for a company to call home. Due to the nature of their military occupation, their resume may contain acronyms that we do not know, they may speak a different language/lingo and they have experiences that we have never dreamed of having. Interviewing a veteran can be a challenge, and we will address those challenges. We have invited a power packed panel to:
    1. Share the advantages of hiring Veterans
    2. Learn how to interpret Veterans' resumes/applications/experiences
    3. Discuss hiring concerns
    4. Open the floor to your questions
    Our goal is to make this an interactive discussion between TAHRA members/guests and our panel members. To do that, I am asking you to submit your questions/concerns prior to the March 10th meeting. I encourage you to ask those tough questions. These panel members have heard the tough questions before and will be able to answer the questions you always wanted to ask. Please send your questions and comments to me via email (rsmith@billmarsh.comand I will include them in the presentation. 

    This is also a great opportunity to invite anyone who is involved in your company’s hiring decisions. In addition to your own company’s hiring team, please consider inviting that small business owner who is not a TAHRA member but is considering hiring a Veteran and has questions.

    This panel discussion is a great dove-tail to a soon to be announced Jobs for Vets hiring event that will be held on March 24, 2015 from noon - 3pm at the NMC Hagerty Center. Two years ago we participated in an event similar to this and we provided TAHRA members to do one-on-one interviews. Ask anyone who participated, they will tell you it changed the way they viewed veterans. We have that opportunity once again and if you would like to participate please let me know ( or 231.929.8931).

    Ron Smith, Diversity Chair


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