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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, about which you can read more 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...
Most U.S. work environments these days are a melting pot of different races, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, religious persuasions, education, age, and even language. Different backgrounds and circumstances can occasionally cause people to behave insensitively, hurting others even if it’s not intentional. By providing diversity training for workers , companies can help them understand and accept their differences, which...
Diabetes is  a very common disease  among adults in America, and its prevalence among veterans is particularly high – as stated in a study by Y Liu. The condition affects nearly 25% of US veteran patients; currently, around 1.5 million veterans are currently being treated by the VA for Type 2 diabetes. If you have Type 2 diabetes, the good news is that the VA is now offering free access to a specialist clinic providing...
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 16 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....
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...
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...
3.5 million of the country’s 12 million veterans  report that they have a disability . While there are a number of  services available to aid our vets , if an individual with a disability doesn’t have equal access to the information online regarding such programs they may not even be aware of them, let alone be able to seek the help they need and deserve. An inclusive website experience is necessary to ensure...
Even if you have a ton of experience you should have no more than a two-page resume . Just leave off the oldest jobs. But if you are young and either a recent grad or one who has been in the workforce for only a few years then all you need is a one-page resume! Don't make recruiters read too much. Here are three points to consider before you send in a multi-page resume to your next job opening. 1. Recruiters don't read past...
Military service is a noble pursuit. However, many veterans discover that the transition to civilian life is more difficult than they might anticipate. If you are looking for a career after time in the military, criminal justice is a good place to start. Just consider the three following reasons why a degree in criminal justice is a good idea for veterans. Similar Skill Sets There are few other civilian professions that...
Many employers have the intention to hire diversity candidates of all types, and since employment reached the recent all time high this is even more important in light of the difficulty finding qualified employees. When it comes down to hiring veterans, however, recruiters still seem to be hesitant about extending an offer, because of the many myths and misconceptions surrounding veterans. These days, more companies are turning to...
For veterans looking to have more control over their career and to become more of a leader at work, a promotion to management is the way to go. However, nobody is just handed a leadership role . Instead, employees have to develop their skills and earn that seat at the management table. Help Workers Understand What Skills They Currently Lack The first step a veteran employee should take is to talk...