LAKE SUCCESS, NY – Uncle Sam is constantly on the lookout for a few good men and women, and so is the North Shore-LIJ Health System.
For the second consecutive year, the health system’s initiative for veteran recruitment, supported by the Workforce Readiness Team within the Talent Acquisition group, hosted its highly anticipated Interview Day for Veterans.
On Interview Day, the health system invites veterans to explore opportunities available at North Shore-LIJ. Attendees can meet with recruiters and get tips on building resumes and how to handle 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,” said Juan Serrano, the group’s director.
“Veterans bring a host of important skills to the table, many of which they learned during their service,” said Mr. Serrano. “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 transferrable to any position.”
The turn-out for this event was even stronger than last year’s, he said.
“Our recruiters were able to interview 83 veterans. We had 69 people pre-registered, along with 14 walk-ins.”
Very few of the veterans needed coaching on resumes or interview skills. Most who attended were sent to a second interview for progression or placed in recruiters’ files to match them with a relevant position.
“In conclusion,” said Mr. Serrano, “this event was very successful in bringing veterans one step closer to the job they desire within our health system. It is a great privilege for us to help these brave men and women re-integrate into the civilian workforce.”
About North Shore-LIJ
The nation's 14th-largest healthcare system, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals and nearly 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 46,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest employer on Long Island and the third-largest private employer in New York City. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.