Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Where Opportunity Knox and Its Critical Job Mentorship for Veterans
Robert P. Givens is the president of RPG Consulting LLC. Outside of work, Robert P. Givens remains actively involved in supporting veterans through organizations like Where Opportunity Knox.
Understanding the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life after military service, Where Opportunity Knox seeks to connect veterans and their spouses to meaningful employment opportunities in the Greater Louisville, Kentucky, area.
The strength of the organization’s program lies in the strong mentorship that participants receive. Before even applying for a job, candidates meet with mentors to develop a resume that reflects their personal strengths and experiences. Then, mentors offer interview preparation complete with mock interview experiences.
Many of the organization’s mentors come from the community or from the many companies with which it has partnered to provide job opportunities. Veterans are invited to tour the companies and create important connections that will help them in their search for employment.
Participants also have the opportunity to network with local community and business leaders, as well as fellow members of the Where Opportunity Knox program.