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New job leads to pride, satisfaction for Navy veteran

Navy veteran Ken Hoffman felt like some of the workplaces he’d encountered simply did not give veterans a chance, but a visit to a DAV/RecruitMilitary All-Veterans Career Fair put him in front of employers who were looking for the very skills he had to offer.

“I went to the Cincinnati job fair with a fellow veteran,” Hoffman claimed. “We both received job offers. It was nice to see so many companies looking to hire veterans.”

Ken, who served in the Navy from 1992 through 1996, served much of his time on the U.S.S. George Washington. He served two Med tours and is a Gulf War veteran. He graduated from college 18 years ago. He says he realized he needed to continue his education to be able to move further in his career.

Thanks to the DAV/RecruitMilitary All-Veterans Career Fair, Ken found satisfying work as an auditor. 

“The most satisfying about what I’m doing now is working in my field,” said Hoffman. “Working again has given me pride that I’m supporting my family and myself again.”

He encourages others to attend the career fairs.

“Try,” he insisted. “You may not get the perfect job you want, but you can start supporting your family and grow from there.”

*See the upcoming schedule to find out when a DAV/RecruitMilitary All-Veterans Career Fair may be coming near you or to see the complete lists of dates for virtual career fairs.

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