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In 2015,  over 1.8 million Veterans  were receiving mental health care services directly from the VA (Veteran's Assistance), showing that Veterans are among the most likely individuals to experience some type of mental illness. While the VA offers services and programs that assist Veterans in transitioning to civilian life as well as surviving financially, nothing can compare to the acceptance they can receive from their place...
It’s good news that veteran unemployment has dropped over the past few years, according to the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics —for veterans, that is—but it’s not quite such a great development for companies. The incentives that motivated businesses to target and employ former military personnel are now harder to qualify for, simply because there are fewer top veteran candidates available to choose from....
Many Americans are  living with staggering amounts of debt  with the combined credit card debt alone in the USA reaching nearly $931 billion. Veterans are more at risk to encounter debt problems than civilians according to an analysis by the  FINRA Investor Education Foundation .  Dealing with debt can be very overwhelming, often leaving a veteran unsure of which route of debt relief to pursue.  Debt consolidation...
Has this happened to you? You submit your resume online and sit back and wait. Weeks go by, and as your family and friends ask you about that amazing job or internship you applied for, that sinking feeling just gets worse. So many people go through this process and never get the chance to even sit in front of a hiring manager and show them who they really are. As technology has advanced, so has the hiring process. New graduates are faced...
Would you hire Morgan Freeman to work for your small business? Of course, he’s a famous actor who can bring a lot of attention, and therefore, sales, so your answer is a most definite yes. But what about when he left the Air Force and was looking for a job without a significant professional background? That’s a whole other story, right? Freeman, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 and 1959, was struggling day by...
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...