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Almost four million veterans  live with a service-connected disability, which can make it a challenge to perform their best day to day in the workplace. Employers can help out the service men and women working in their offices by taking steps to make the space more accessible to workers with disabilities, including motor, visual, and auditory impairments. Here are some of the best ways that businesses can ensure that their facilities...
We are living in a visual world. In our last blog post we talked about headshots on a resume , but video resumes are becoming more widely accepted. Ashley White, who is Human Resources Director for APQC says this .... I would suggest that a candidate never put a headshot in their resume UNLESS part of the role requires that they do so, i.e. a model or television personality.  Normal human instinct is to form an opinion...
Since the government offered free courses to veterans so that they can have a better transition from the military life back into regular life, a veteran can choose any MOOC course (Massive Open Online Courses) that he is interested in and take it in order to readjust properly into society. But why are MOOC courses beneficial to veterans?  It’s open to everyone   “If you want to learn, you can because this...
You’re probably familiar with the phrase: "You can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job." This impossible riddle is frustrating to promising candidates who are trying their best to break into the workforce. Obviously, everyone has to start somewhere. People don’t pop into the workforce with 10 years of related experience in every field. It’s possible to find workarounds...
Veteran unemployment in America is  at a historical low, reaching only 2.7%  against an average of 4% for the general population. This optimistic outlook is encouraging more and more vets to find a job in the civilian sphere. However, for some, labor reintegration is challenging. While serving in the Armed Forces,  you develop extremely valuable skills , but at the same time many bring home the scars of war - both emotional...
LTC2 Consulting , a veteran owned and operated organization, is one of the top management consulting firms in Washington, D.C. It advises clients that disruptive trends are one of the most important business threats they currently face. According to Thomson Reuters — “a disruptive trend is one that changes the way we think, behave or do business. It uproots traditional thinking and alters the way we go about our day-to-day...
In today’s internet-driven society,  almost 4 million Americans work remotely , which totals nearly 3% of the total workforce in the country. This is a growing trend among Western societies, brought on by the ever-present interconnectedness that the internet provides. For military, police, and other public service veterans - this is a quality opportunity to showcase their skills on the world wide web.  Entrepreneurial...
Creating a welcoming environment is a good start, but hiring—and retaining—skilled, quality veteran workers are going to take more than that. You’ll need to implement a strategy to develop good career opportunities for veterans that will attract them to your company, if you want to position the organization as a veteran-friendly employer. Here’s how to get started doing this. Consider Expanding Current Positions...
Up to 49% of veterans struggle to find  employment in their preferred line of work  after leaving the military. For most, this is simply because they fail to find a job at the level they want.  Some lack sufficient training  and experience, while others just don’t have enough information on how to get going. Animal-related jobs do not often feature high on the list of veterans’ post-military options....
About 25% of transitioning veterans  are interested in running their own business, and if you’re one of them, you’ll benefit from learning how to do so in a smart, creative and economical way. The great news is that, on top of general training seminars and entrepreneurial workshops available specifically to vets, there are a host of funding options that you can access in order to  increase your chances of succeeding...
As we head into 2019, the current unemployment rate is lower than it has been in 49 years. The competition is tough among employers for loyal, highly skilled workers, and companies are increasingly looking for new avenues to find the staff they need. Hiring veterans is one way to expand the talent pool, and these strategies will help to not only recruit but to retain qualified people. Identify the Right Values Hiring veterans needs...
Does LinkedIn seem confusing or overwhelming? I get it. You definitely didn’t need a LinkedIn profile when you decided to serve, but it’s an important tool for you in the civilian world. It’s also an excellent resource for networking and job searching. Recruiters and hiring managers use this as one of their main resources to pre-screen job applicants so it’s time to make a profile or update your current one. I have...