Veterans will get the opportunity to hone their interviewing skills and resume writing Monday, as the Davenport Volunteer Connection hosts its “What’s My Mission Now?” career development workshop.

Programs in the workshop, at the Adler Health Education Center in Davenport, are aimed at recent military members who are transitioning into the civilian work force. The event runs from 2:30-5 p.m.

Kim Hatfield, the Davenport Volunteer Connection coordinator who has organized the event in conjunction with Hooah! Quad-Cities, Genesis Health System and AmeriCorps, said some former military personnel need help translating their skills into something employers understand.

“We are finding out that when employers review the resumes, it is a bit of a struggle,” Hatfield said. “It is not translating well when they are applying for jobs.”

The event seemed to be a good fit for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Assistant City Administrator Tanisha Briley said.

“There are many career and educational opportunities currently available for veterans right here in our community, and we want to do what we can to help them prepare,” Briley said. “Dr. King’s legacy is one of service to mankind and what better way to celebrate his day than to serve those who have served our country?” 

The workshop will feature a presentation on resume writing and give attendees the opportunity to have their resume reviewed by a human resources expert.

Other presentations include transitioning from military to civilian life, finding and using educational resources and interviewing skills.

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