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Did you know that veterans who receive VA disability may be eligible for additional benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If you were discharged from the military recently, or have worked at least part-time since your leave, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, which is a monthly payment that can be used for your healthcare, rent, household needs, or any other daily living expenses....
Online learning is considered the future of higher education in general, since it offers students an alternative to attending traditional colleges and universities. While opponents and supporters of online education for veterans keep on arguing about which forms of learning are more effective, there is no doubt that they open up opportunities for more people than before. As studies show, online learning is highly effective. In...
When you’re transitioning into the civil sector, you’ll be faced with a huge level of competition and unexpected practices.  Job fairs are the most surprising aspect of the civilian hiring process. A military job fair is usually hosted by a dedicated organization, such as the Chamber of Commerce from the city where you live. However, universities also organize their own veteran career fairs. For a military veteran...
Veterans often return home from war to face their most difficult battle — readjustment. Those who are severely injured may need to learn how to live with limited mobility . For others, it might be invisible wounds, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, which can make the transition into civilian life a struggle. Fortunately, veterans can achieve a positive adjustment after service. Read on to learn how veterans, employers,...
Joko Willink is just one Navy SEAL who has revealed that, thanks to their unique experience and discipline, vets have much to teach the world. Willink, a successful leadership instructor, speaker and executive coach, uses his podcast to share vital lessons he has learned during his many years in the military – including the importance of resilience, perseverance, and tactics and technique to ensure mistakes are not repeated. One...
Twenty-seven percent of veterans find it difficult to readjust to civilian life once their military career is over,  according to a study  by the Pew Research Center. Service-related injuries, psychological trauma, and lack of college education are some of the main reasons why so many veterans are struggling to rejoin society. One way to make it easier for yourself is by  finding a good job . Not only does working...
Soldiers must be willing to put their lives on the line at a moment’s notice in times of war. Even during times of peace, they must make sacrifices, which can mean months or even years away from their families and constant moving and uprooting. In addition to all of this, there is the physical wear and tear on their bodies and the general stress of their overwhelming responsibilities. While there is nothing that could completely...
As of January 2020, the unemployment rate for the population in the US is 3.6%. This number doesn’t seem to be terrifying if you look at it from a nationwide perspective. However, if you look at the unemployment rate among veterans, statistics get pretty downing. Currently, the veteran unemployment rate is 3.1% and it seems to keep growing compared to previous years. The numbers confirm that finding a veteran job is much harder...
For people who want to spend their days helping others have better lives, there is nothing better than working for a nonprofit organization. However, many people believe nonprofits consist only of animal shelters, soup kitchens, and rescue missions. In fact, there are numerous nonprofits doing good in today's world. If you want to make the world a better place, here are some things you should know about finding the best non-profit...
Being targeted by more than one employer at the same time means you’re already above average. Having multiple job offers to choose from is definitely a luxury, and definitely, a good thing to have in your professional life. But, the truth is that beyond the variety, the possibility to choose, and all the positive aspects that come along, the decision you make is critical. It’ll influence your nearest future big time, so you...
First impressions count just as much in applications as they do in interviews. But while you’re guaranteed a hiring manager’s full attention during an interview, you really have to make an effort to “stand out from the stack,” so to speak, when it comes to cover letters and opening e-mails. Below are three simple, tried-and-true ways to catch a potential employer’s eye.  Let your competence speak for...
Have you ever watched an advert and gone out and bought the item on show ? 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...