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As someone who has served your country, you have spent years protecting freedoms for others and ensuring that Americans can continue living the American dream. However, now that you have entered civilian life you may find settling into a new career somewhat difficult. Military veterans deserve strong professional civilian careers, which is why we have created this list of the five best professional careers for military veterans....
Have you ever watched an advert and gone out and bought the item on ? Chances are your experience was initially managed by a marketer. One of the highest paying jobs in the country,  marketers can earn up to $114k  according to USA Today. You might believe marketing is exclusively confined to high-flying businessmen in New York and LA - however, the truth is actually a lot more achievable than you think. Veterans with...
When an employer is considering hiring veterans, they have to be aware of a serious issue: employment gaps . Veterans obtained incredible life skills and experience while they were in the military. But when they try to enter the civilian workforce, they realize they don’t believe they could translate those skills into the careers they want to pursue.  They are wrong. Most veterans don’t know how to put things in...
Transitioning to civilian life can be challenging for many veterans. It requires adjusting to the new reality and finding a civilian job. The key here is to translate your military experience and accomplishments into those that can be helpful in a civilian workplace. Though the employment rates for veterans are getting higher , it is still hard sometimes. The most important factor is in tailoring a good resume as it is the first...
When you’re applying for a job, simply having the skills and the prior experience isn’t always enough to get you noticed. In fact, it all comes down to the way in which you convey that information, and the best resume in the world will fall flat if you’re not able to show just why you’d make such a good fit at the company you’re applying at. On average, there are over a hundred applicants for every job...
Over 200,000 veterans transition back to civilian life each year. Despite the dwindling unemployment rate among ex-military personnel, the transition remains challenging for them and often, frustrating. In fact, nearly 360,000 veterans consider it a fraught process, according to a study . And it isn’t surprising. Having to embrace a new job, company structure, and culture which is far different from what they lived and breathed in...
Companies are increasingly making a point to try and recruit veterans as employees. This is not only because of their service to the but because they have unique and valuable skills to offer the workforce once they leave the service. From world-class training in technology and other occupations, through to personal skills such as leadership ability , self-discipline and following through on instructions, veterans often make some of the...
Every company wants to hire the best candidates for their available positions. In a survey from MRNI Network , 90% of hiring managers agreed that the labor market is driven by candidate quality. Top applicants get more job offers than ever before, which makes it far more difficult for HR teams to compete for top talent. Veterans come with some unique skills that benefit their employers , so you can get an edge by expanding your...
It is absolutely amazing how much our military and our veterans do and have done for our country. They continue to serve us daily with a great love for their country. Veterans have a rich history in our country, which you can read more about here , but they are also making history every day out in the workforce. Many vets face challenges when it comes to integrating into the civilian workforce. They have a wide set of skills and...
Natural remedies for PTSD are a great way for veterans to start exploring ways of feeling better and in more control. Coming back from military service, even if you didn’t see active combat, the world changed. Some things that you never noticed before are suddenly irritations. Things that were mere irritations are now oppressive. And some things that used to matter… just don't anymore. It's normal, and you are justified...
Veterans from  over 500,000 US troops have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over the last 20 years. This can make adjusting to civilian life very difficult for many people as they rejoin the workforce, and employers must take care to look out for the mental health of ex-service personnel . PTSD can manifest in many ways and can be triggered by a number of factors, but a common trigger is driving. Being...
Recruiters and hiring managers are often surprised to hear about the challenges faced by veterans when they’re looking for civilian jobs. Part of the problem is that veterans have difficulty creating a resume that translates their skills into “civilian-speak” – and employers have difficulty understanding them. There are multiple resources available to help veterans convert their resumes into more civilian-friendly...