North Shore University Hospital assists veterans with job interviews

For the second year in a row, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset held an Interview Day for Veterans on Aug. 20.

Supported by the Workforce Readiness Team of recruiting company Talent Acquisition group, Interview Day invites veterans to come to North Shore-LIJ and explore possible job opportunities as well as get tips from recruiters on building resumes and handling job interviews.

“With the assistance of team leaders and 25 recruiters, as well as the Office of Military and Veterans Liaison Services, the event proved to be mutually beneficial for both our recruiters who are trying to fill positions as well as veterans who come to us looking for permanent employment,” talent acquisition’s director Juan Serrano said.

According to Serrano, the event was more successful than last year’s.

“Our recruiters were able to interview 83 veterans. We had 69 people pre-registered, along with 14 walk-ins,” Serrano said.

Most of the veterans in attendance were sent to a second interview with the health-care system or into the recruiter’s files to match them with a relevant job opportunity elsewhere, with very few attendees actually needing counseling on resumes or interviews, according to a North Shore-LIJ press release statement.

“Veterans bring a host of important skills to the table, many of which they learned during their service,” Serrano said. “Aside from being highly motivated and engaged, they are already used to thinking under extreme pressure and working within a team. All of these qualities are skills that are transferable to any position.”

North Shore-LIJ is the country’s 14th largest health-care system, delivering clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area. North Shore-LIJ is also Long Island’s largest employer, with more than 46,000 employees in its workforce.

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