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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...
Whether it be Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, South Korea or even in a U.S. territory, service members spend countless days, weeks and months away from homes and their families. While we can never thank them enough for their sacrifice to protect their fellow Americans, hiring them is one way we can begin to show our gratitude. But that is not the only reason companies should recruit military personnel. There are many compelling, practical reasons...
On average,  18-22 veterans commit suicide every day  and almost 50,000 veterans are homeless in the United States. These numbers are shocking because serving your country teaches veterans so much: values, ethics, duty, obedience, and strength to name a few. Many veterans, however, experience physical disabilities , substance abuse, lack of opportunities when reintegrating into society, and family problems. These issues are...
If you are wondering what you can do after exiting your military service, a career in cybersecurity could be the best solution for you. Yes, the way to land the job in IT sphere completely differs from your previous experience, but this article will facilitate the process of getting into cybersecurity. The demand for cybersecurity professionals is increasing at a breathtaking pace. It’s easy to see why these jobs are so popular...
If you are a veteran looking for a job opening, you have probably asked yourself one question: what makes me special when compared with other candidates with different backgrounds? You also might be thinking that other people may have more experience than you because your primary occupation for the past years was military-related. Well, you should not worry much because you have many advantages over others just because of your...
In 2017 IBM made a commitment to hire 2000 U.S veterans over the next four years, for its “new collar” tech jobs that do not require a traditional four-year degree, according to a press release issued by IBM . Other tech giants such as Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and EMC also made pledges in 2016 to hire thousands of veterans. If you are transitioning out of the military and you like technology, you should consider a...
Does hiring military veterans make business sense? Some business owners are still hesitant about hiring veterans, for many reasons. For example, veterans are often regarded as behaviorally unpredictable ticking time bombs who have nothing to offer businesses except combat stories. Well, the truth is, these are just rumors and stereotypes based on a few examples, often unsupported by any evidence. Here’s how Psychology Today...
While you may not think of a freelancer being a good job for a military veteran to get into, it can actually be one of the most beneficial career paths, and one that you can take up quite easily. From being able to work your own hours, choose the clients you want to work with, and having a lot of freedom in the direction of your business, it’s easy to see why this is an attractive prospect. However, as a military veteran, you may be...
Recruiting the right employee for the position is challenging at the best of times, whether you’re hiring a veteran or someone with no military experience whatsoever. Conversely, hiring the wrong employee is a mistake that can cost you big in time, money and staff goodwill. This makes it essential to get it right, and in companies without a formal HR process, these tips will be very helpful. Create a Detailed Job Description Before...