On Veterans Day we recognize and honor the generations of brave Americans who have served our country. THANK YOU!
Resource Staffing Group is proud to hire United States Military, Active Reservists, and Veterans. These individuals have proven their ability to learn new skills and concepts quickly. In addition, they enter the workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. We are proud to hire military-to-civilian as it allows us to give them a helping hand to repay them for their service and sacrifice. Plus, they make great employees!
We had the chance to chat with Dr. Jeanine Nordeen, who found a job though Resource Staffing Group after serving in the US Army, and our very own Wendie Richards, Sacramento Branch Manager, a veteran of the US Navy.
What motivated you to join the military?
Dr. Nordeen: I was motivated to join the service by family influences. My father was retired Air Force and my brother was a Marine. Specifically, education benefits and immediate career placement are a wonderful advantage.
Wendie: I come from a strong military family as my father served in the US Marines and my two brothers retired from the US Army, along with my sister who served in the US Army and is now active in the Air Force. When I joined the US Navy in 1995, I was in the delayed entry program as I joined when I was 17 years old. To be able to serve my country and follow the footsteps of my family was all the motivation I needed.
What job did Resource Staffing Group place you on, and what role does your military experience play in your approach to that position?
Dr. Nordeen: Resource Staffing placed me with Sacramento County Prison Dental Services. Prior military experience exposed me to structured clinical settings with chain of command and specific leadership guidelines.
Wendie: I have worked for Resource Staffing Group for the past 15 years and what I enjoy most is being able to work with those that have served and are transitioning to civilian life, and help them find employment. I truly enjoy being able to assist individuals with resume writing, coaching Veterans/Reservists for job interviews and being able to connect with those that have served too.
What’s some of the best advice you’ve received about work?
Dr. Nordeen: The best advice I have received about work is try to be flexible and of course understanding of the needs of each human.
Wendie: It’s rather simple and I preach it frequently- work hard and play harder! I am a strong believer in going all out, getting the job done and celebrating those efforts at the end. My father is a retired Sheriff and I am thankful for the discipline and work ethic that he instilled in me.
What is one personal goal you have for yourself in 2021?
Dr. Nordeen: My personal goal for 2021 is to accompany a group I belong to for humanitarian missions with a Cleft Palate Team. In the United States Cleft Palate is a medical necessity. Elsewhere these surgeries are not included as basic medical services. These babies become marginalized and have health problems related to the congenital defect Cleft Palate. These missions are my way to introduce other countries to the good that our United States health care teams can provide for families in need. In my own way improving international relations one patient at a time.
Wendie: A personal goal that I have for 2021 is to continue to volunteer with the MS Society and to take part in more virtual events that they will be putting on. MS has touched my life so deeply, as my brother is currently battling this disease and I recently lost my mother to MS.
Thank you Dr. Nordeen and Wendie for your service and for sharing your experience with us!
If you are currently serving or have served, we thank you! We would love to partner with you in your job search. Give us a call today to speak with a recruiter.