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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...
Veterans deserve every chance to earn a good living doing work that they genuinely enjoy. If you're a veteran and you want to find a fulfilling new career, you should know that a lot of companies are hiring veterans to perform HVAC installation, repairs, and maintenance. As you probably already know, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. If you think that you have the right skill set for this type of work...
Lately, many companies like GE, Walmart, and other big firms have pledged to hire thousands of veterans to fill jobs. We think it's great that corporate America is realizing how valuable our heroes are. If your business has yet to get on board, consider these four reasons why a veteran should be your next hire. 1. Tenacity. Veterans understand better than most what perseverance is all about, if for no other reason...
While the employment options for retiring veterans is improving, they are still 37 percent more likely to be underemployed. Underemployment, and a drive to do something different from their veteran careers, have also driven the increase in veterans that are turning to entrepreneurship.  A recent SBA study  found that veterans are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans. As a newly self-employed veteran, it...
Congratulations for landing yourself a job interview! You are ready for a job and now you need to prepare for the interview. Adjust to a non-military work culture. Unlike in the military, you will need to address your interviewer by the first or last name. Adopt a different language to mention time. For example, say 4 pm instead of 16:00 hours. Explain your position in the military in simple terms and avoid complex military...
Military life is very demanding and is characterized by a lot of training. It prepares you to handle almost anything in life. How about trying a career in writing? If you have managed to survive in your military profession for whatever amount of time, you definitely can make it. As a veteran, you have handled more difficult stuff than this. There is a lot to write about, including sharing your memories with other people. Why Writing is a...
Perhaps the most respected section of American society is the veterans who have sacrificed to bring peace and security to the nation and its citizens. Many of these veterans, nearly 12.6% in a population of almost 10 million, are suffering from some form of disability. These disabled veterans need to be given the kind of comfort and freedom they deserve. In addition, offering them full-time career opportunities OR even a part-time...
People who join the military are agreeing to serve their country whether in wartime or peacetime. This commitment is a big one. Military personnel may have to grow accustomed to moving themselves and their families according to the needs of the military. Personnel may also have to grow accustomed to working in high-pressure situations. If you are thinking of joining the military, there are several civilian jobs that can help you...
Veterans – you have always been and will always be a critical part of our nation’s wellbeing. And there are many of us – although not all who say it out loud – who greatly appreciate all you do, inclusive of the many sacrifices you make. You serve, and you come back to a country that is perhaps not doing the best job of taking care of all of your needs – your physical health, your emotions, your thinking, and...
Exiting the service and transitioning into civilian life can be daunting. A lot of service members can be left feeling bewildered and a little uneasy about their future career options. Here are some important tips to remember that will lead to job-hunting success. 1) Prepare: You should be thinking about transitioning out well before you actually do. Think in terms of months or years, not weeks. Job searching is hard and often...
Most of you probably have questions when it comes to resume writing. If you are not comfortable writing them consider hiring a resume writer. But if you like to write your own consider the latest trends you should be following. Don't list every school you attended Resumes are removing all unnecessary information and in 2021 will be even more summarized. List only schools that are most relevant to your application or those...