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There’s no doubt that military members acquire a number of useful and effective skills during their time in service. After separation from the military, however, many veterans may be faced with the difficulty of choosing their new path in life. Though it may not be obvious, military experience offers an excellent segue into medical training. Both fields require many of the same skills and character traits, and there are several...
People have mixed feelings about wearing a uniform to work. Some love the ease of it and how you do not have to think about what to wear when you have a uniform. Others hate not being able to express their individuality. Whatever your feelings are about wearing a military uniform there will come a day when you have to take it off—for good. Life After Uniformed Service Regardless of the job you performed while...
A career in the military is a great way to learn valuable skills such as leadership, self-sufficiency, integrity, and responsibility. These same qualities are also critical for successful entrepreneurs.   If you are a veteran transitioning to a second career , starting your own business could be the perfect fit for you. These resources can help you get started. Small Business Administration As Credit Karma explains, the...
Video communication is soaring in popularity, and companies and individuals are looking for ways to use this technology to enhance everything they do. For job candidates, the reality is that employers are swamped with applications these days, and finding a way to stand out from the crowd isn’t easy. Creating a video resume to use when applying for jobs for veterans could be your way in, and we’ve put together some top tips to...
When you’re on your way to make the transition from the military to the civilian sector, things are not easy for you. Everything is different. You were used to discipline. You had things planned. Now, people tell you to relax. When you attend an interview, the hiring managers want part of your personality. “Military” behavior can make you look stiff. How do you pass a job interview when you’re competing against more...
In the military, you didn't have to negotiate your salary - or keep quiet about what it was. Fitting in with coworkers can be difficult at the best of times, but for military veterans who recently returned from active service, it can reach a whole new level of awkward. After being in an environment where their actions could determine life or death for someone, landing a veteran’s job in a company where the most action takes...
The American veteran population is a unique population. Different military experiences and different military service branches added by different wartime areas among veterans create a truly multifaceted population. Unfortunately, these brave individuals who defended their country in various corners of the world, also have a wide range of health problems and conditions. The examination of medical records of American veterans in 2015...
When you leave the military, it can be hard to transition back into civilian life. If you plan to work, you might have a hard time deciding what career path to take. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources and tools at your disposable. Online quizzes are a great way to learn more about what you are interested in and get suggestions for how to turn those interests into your dream job. Try any of these quizzes as you look for your...
Civilians often ask veterans different questions about their military experience. While many of the questions are pretty much straightforward and easy to answer, some may be a bit difficult to answer. Why? There are many reasons for that. For example, some civilians lack an understanding of how to better approach veterans. If you are asked difficult questions that you’re not comfortable answering, read below to know how you can...
While you’re in the midst of finals and term papers, it’s hard to see past graduating college. It may feel like once you’ve passed all of your exams and received your degree, the hard part is over. However, this is unfortunately not always the case. Most people are in college and pushing themselves to succeed with one goal in mind – getting their foot on the career ladder and landing their dream job. This means that...
Many veterans want to work but find it difficult to be employed without having a negative impact on their VA-recognized health challenges. Here are three ways a veteran can have a job without aggravating existing health conditions. Choose a career that doesn't make you sicker As human beings, we are wired for work. We are built for activity, productivity, socialization, and accomplishment. Having something that you do every day...
Serving the country means you must sacrifice time with loved ones which can be extremely difficult. It can also mean leaving a job you love when you are deployed. Returning from a deployment can be difficult. In some cases, the job you held may no longer be available or you may be unable to focus on your work after dealing with the stress of a deployment to a war-torn foreign country. These four tips can help you refocus and not only...