WorkWise Kauai is here to assist the veteran in getting into the 21st century workforce by maximizing your employment opportunities, protecting your employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Workforce Development Division office in Lihue provides services to veterans to include job placement, job development, and vocational counseling and guidance. Classroom training and supportive services will be provide via appropriate vendors pursuant to federal and state procurement requirements.
- All current and former active duty US Veterans.
- Priority of Veterans to be Served:
- VR&E Veterans
- Returning wounded or injured service members
- REALifelines participants
- Discharge must be other than dishonorable.
- Case management services
- Vocational guidance
- Institutional and on-the-job training
- Job search assistance
- Additional services and follow-up services provided by other programs
- DD Form 214 Separation papers
- Intake forms to be completed by Counselor
- Dress properly even if you are only picking up an application or dropping one off.
- Have all the dates, addresses and phone numbers ready with you. Better yet, bring a resume. If you don't have one, HireNet Hawaii or WDD staff can help you create one.
- Carry and use your own blue or black pen.
- Fill out your application completely. Don't simply attach a resume and write "see attached resume".
- Use your best spelling and penmanship.
- Keep a record of all the contacts you made related to your applications so you can follow up with them in a timely manner.
- Be prepared to be interviewed when you pick up or drop off an application.
- Use as many sources as you can to find job leads - HireNet Hawaii, family, friends, newspapers, Workforce Development Division, etc.
- Practice job interviewing. WDD can help you.
- Know something about the business and job you're applying for and how you can fit in.
- Dress neatly and appropriately. No excessive makeup, jewelry, perfume or aftershave.
- Go to the interview alone.
- Arrive ten minutes early to relax and review your notes. Be prepared for the unexpected.
- Don't chew gum or smoke.
- Smile! Smile! Smile! Be friendly, polite, and courteous to everyone you meet.
- Watch your body language. Sit up straight and confidently. Don't fidget, fold your arms, etc.
- Speak clearly and answer questions directly and truthfully. Don't ever speak badly about former employers or co-workers.
- Don't talk about personal, family or money problems or what makes you "stress out".
- Be ready to ask questions about the job and the company and avoid asking about salary.
- Find job listings online for hundreds of jobs at Hire Net Hawaii and other job search sites
- Write and upload a resume for Hawaiʻi employers to view
- Learn how to prepare for your job search and find a new career through pages of information and links to helpful sites
- Discover training programs and other government resources for which you may be eligible
At the WorkWise Kauai AmericanJobCenter:
- Get registered to be listed on our resume bank
- Prepare yourself for a successful job search with the help of individual career counseling
- Find out which training and education programs you may be eligible for
- Free use of our business center for the job search, including computers, copy and fax machines
- Access to government and unemployment services through our partners
Questions about this program can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.