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While you may not think of a freelancer being a good job for a military veteran to get into, it can actually be one of the most beneficial career paths, and one that you can take up quite easily. From being able to work your own hours, choose the clients you want to work with, and having a lot of freedom in the direction of your business, it’s easy to see why this is an attractive prospect. However, as a military veteran, you may be...
Recruiting the right employee for the position is challenging at the best of times, whether you’re hiring a veteran or someone with no military experience whatsoever. Conversely, hiring the wrong employee is a mistake that can cost you big in time, money and staff goodwill. This makes it essential to get it right, and in companies without a formal HR process, these tips will be very helpful. Create a Detailed Job Description Before...
Since 2001, approximately 2.6 million American service members were deployed to serve in the military. Research from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs of suggests that 18% of veterans from recent deployment  return home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder , also known as PTSD. As a result, the intense feelings of fear, depression, and nightmares affect their  daily lives after duty . That is where Art therapy comes in....
If your company has a goal to hire military veterans, one way to achieve this objective is to earmark certain jobs for military vets. Doing this will enable you to focus your recruitment activities on filling those positions from the ranks of available veterans, helping you to avoid compromising your principles in times when it’s difficult to find the right workers. Here are some ways to do this effectively.  Look for a...
The key to securing favorable positions in today’s world often comes through the ability to present yourself in an appealing way. Part of your ‘self-advertisement’ happens in the office before the interviewer, the other part way before then – in your resume . And this applies to all categories of people, basically anyone that would need to apply for a job. Veterans too. Emphasis has always been laid on...
Taking the decision to focus on recruiting veterans as employees offers multiple benefits for your company. Former military personnel have characteristics that are great assets to the private sector, such as team orientation, trustworthiness, and dedication to their work. Veterans typically also exhibit strong leadership skills and can think in the most unique and difficult circumstances . They’re self-directed and have a...
In this fourth and final installment of a four-part series, we will continue to look at the future of work  through 2030, and how today’s active duty military and veterans can prepare to be global-workplace ready. The future impact of automation on the workforce   Business and financial software company, Intuit’s 2020 Report  reveals some interesting workforce trends that it claims will shape the next...
Building your own business up from the ground is a labor of love, a generator of great pride, and a good payday. According to US News, the average business manager  will earn $76,000 per year , a hefty chunk above the median. As a veteran, applying the skills you’ve developed to having your own patch is a great way to continue your own development and build a career on shore. One of the best industries for veterans to get into?...
In this third installment of a four-part series, we will continue to look at the future of work through 2030, through 2030, and how today’s active duty military and veterans can prepare to be global-workplace ready. The future impact of automation on the workforce   One of my favorite technology companies, Redhat , describes ways in which digital transformation is the process by which an organization adopts new and...
Recruiters might think interviewing for a veteran job placement is just like any other interview. In some respects, it is. There are certain questions you should always ask, to get a measure of the candidate in front of you. With veterans, however, there are some you should actively avoid. We’ve broken out the differences for you here. Questions You Should Ask Candidates Why do you believe you’re the right person for...
Living from paycheck to paycheck (or not having a paycheck at all) can be extremely stressful to a senior veteran, particularly since it can increase the prevalence of homelessness, a very unfortunate reality for more than 1.4 million at-risk veterans. Veteran’s Day is a mere 2 months away and once again America will honor the more than 20 million veterans who have served the nation.  Unfortunately, putting your life on the line...
By 2023 we can expect to have more than 3.5 million veterans in the market for civilian jobs, according to statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This makes it imperative for corporate America to come to the party and create an environment friendly to veteran employees. Companies not only help to reduce unemployment in the sector, but get the benefit of an enhanced pool of candidates to choose from and improved...