Wounded Warrior Project: BoH Kapolei Share Job-Seeking Skills Training With Veterans

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Charlsyee "Charlie" Yoshimoto and Scott Miyaki, Corporate Recruiter at Bank of Hawaii brief warriors on interview preparation and best practices.


Veterans met with Bank of Hawaii in Kapolei to practice their employment-seeking skills and to learn about job opportunities available to them through Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) career counseling services.

The event, organized through WWP’s Warriors to Work®, brought together warriors, family members, and recruiters. They received information on current job openings; learned how to tailor their specific military experience to match banking industry job requirements; and performed one-on-one mock interviews for personalized feedback.

Warriors attending the event

“The more events like this I attend, the more confident I feel,” said Navy veteran Anthony Amadeo. “The amount of information available is invaluable and makes a difference in how I approach my job search.”

Warriors mentioned how helpful it was to have feedback from industry professionals about how they currently perform during job interviews and where they can improve.

Scott Miyaki, Corporate Recruiter at Bank of Hawaii, conducts a mock interview with Army Retiree Greg Macaranas.

“Sitting down with a recruiter to discuss how I did during a mock interview is extremely valuable,” said Anthony. “Gaining experience increases confidence, which is important when walking into a live job interview.”

WWP works with employers across the country to connect them with qualified candidates, provide information about combat-related injuries, facilitate productive onboarding processes, and develop long-lasting relationships throughout the life cycle of employment.

“These men and women have given so much for our country, and Bank of Hawaii supports their efforts to find a fulfilling civilian career,” said Scott Miyaki, corporate recruiter, Bank of Hawaii. “I will do anything I can do to help them with their transitions.”

In fiscal year 2018, Warriors to Work program efforts helped place more than 2,300 injured veterans and family members in careers. The combined salaries and benefits of those hired warriors and family members exceeded $100 million.

All career counseling services are offered free of charge to injured veterans and employers, connecting uniquely qualified candidates with companies that can put their skills to use.

Help connect more wounded veterans with local companies seeking qualified job applicants at https://wwp.news/Donate.

Contact: Perry Athanason – Public Relations, pathanason@woundedwarriorproject.org, 904.654.2193

About Wounded Warrior Project

Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more: http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.

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