Workshops to Meet Your Employment Goals
The Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT) pilot program is an opportunity earned through service for veterans, veterans currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve, and their spouses to take control of their career through workshops to help meet their employment goals.
Move Your Career Forward
OBTT offers the opportunity for you to move your career forward. Workshops combine the skills you learned in service and as a spouse with DOL taught employment fundamentals.
On Your Schedule
The ten, two-hour workshops are in-person, virtual and built to fit your schedule. These workshops are offered to you at no cost based on your service. You can mix and match workshops to meet your employment goals and attend workshops at your own pace.
In-Person or Virtually
OBTT workshops are being held virtually nationwide and in the following metropolitan areas.
- Los Angeles and San Diego/Orange County, CA
- Boston, MA
- Raleigh/Fayetteville, NC
- Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA
- San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston, TX
Participants must follow all local COVID-19 protocols while attending In-Person workshops. Please contact the host workshop location for the current protocols.
In-person OBTT workshops are being held in the following metropolitan areas. Select a metropolitan area to register.
Instructor led virtual workshops are being held nationwide.
The OBTT Website Guide [PDF] supports all OBTT workshops and includes referenced resources and websites.
Your Next Move
The Department of Labor has several free and convenient resources for any job search. During this workshop, you will complete a short assessment to identify your skills and learn more about using online research in your job search.
Your Next Move Participant Guide [PDF]
Marketing Yourself and Other Job Search Tactics
In today’s job market it is essential to understand how to present your skills, knowledge, and abilities to employers. This workshop provides proven tactics to get noticed and to get hired. Upon completion, you will have a professional introduction and a plan for your next job search.
Marketing Yourself Participant Guide [PDF]
Understanding Resume Essentials
If writing a resume seems intimidating, then this workshop is for you. We will explain the elements of a resume and provide techniques to create an effective document. Bring your questions and any existing resumes you already have.
Understanding Resume Essentials Participant Guide [PDF]
Creating Your Resume - Writing Workshop
This workshop follows Understanding Resume Essentials and is designed to allow you time to start crafting your initial resume or revise one that you already have. We will work through each section of a standard resume. This workshop does not create a federal resume format.
Creating Your Resume - Writing Workshop Participant Guide [PDF]
Most job searches require you to have multiple interviews with potential employers. Learning how to prepare for any type of interview and practicing how to answer questions may give you an advantage in landing that job. We will discuss types of interviews, potential questions, and model appropriate interview techniques.
Interview Skills Participant Guide [PDF]
Are you looking for a job with the federal government? In this workshop, we will discuss the basics of civil service, the USAJOBS system, special hiring authorities and resources for your federal job search.
Federal Hiring Participant Guide [PDF]
LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool and may be a great resource in your job search. This workshop walks participants through each section in creating a basic profile. Attendees will need their LinkedIn sign in information to use during the class. If you don't have an account, come early and we can help you set up your free profile.
LinkedIn Profiles Participant Guide [PDF]
LinkedIn Job Search
Beyond the profile, LinkedIn can be a helpful tool when used proactively in your job search. Learn how to follow companies, connect with others, and see how companies find you on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Job Search Participant Guide [PDF]
Knowing your rights as an employee and job applicant is important. This workshop provides explanations of common protections such as VEVRAA, ADA, USERRA, FMLA and FLSA. We also discuss reasonable accommodations and self-advocacy during the workshop.
Employment Rights Participant Guide [PDF]
Not everyone is comfortable negotiating their salary after a job offer. We will provide several tools and techniques to make the process easier. From salary research to phrasing your request, you don’t want to skip this important step.
Salary Negotiations Participant Guide [PDF]