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Various authorities and organizations work hard to encourage companies to hire veterans, and in some instances, there are laws requiring veterans to get precedence over other candidates. Knowing how to hire veterans isn’t only important for recruiters, but it helps for veterans to understand the rules and incentives too, so you can make the most of opportunities that come your way. Government Support Programs In almost every...
Before we delve in to this topic, I want to offer an important reminder. Please do not change your medication amounts or schedule without first consulting your prescribing doctor. Many medications require a gradual, controlled, and monitored approach before stopping or reducing the prescribed prescription drug. Serious side-effects may occur if handled incorrectly for your condition and medication. Life Hacks for Managing Medication...
In the military, you didn't have to negotiate your salary - or keep quiet about what it was. Fitting in with coworkers can be difficult at the best of times, but for military veterans who recently returned from active service, it can reach a whole new level of awkward. After being in an environment where their actions could determine life or death for someone, landing a veteran’s job in a company where the most action takes...
Transitioning from military service to a civilian career is a process facing nearly 360,000 U.S. veterans  who leave the service every year. Once they find a job, working their way into management can be particularly difficult, but veterans have a tremendous amount going for them—if they can discover ways to display their potential to their superiors. Here are some methods you can use to showcase your capabilities on the...
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...
Few members of the U.S. Military Services received personal financial education during school. So it’s no surprise that on exiting the military many veterans are unaware of the importance of financial planning or how to approach the issue. In addition, veterans often face unique challenges once they exit the service. Many have been in long deployments where accommodation, food and other requirements were provided for them, then they...
You can help a veteran and their family in many ways, including helping with household tasks such as painting a wall for them. Many veterans have disabilities and are no longer able to do work around their homes. Read on for some more ways YOU can help.  Helping veterans is the responsibility of everyone, as they are an essential part of our society. They have served our country well, and, being responsible citizens,...
The option to become your own boss is an attractive potential solution to the challenges veterans experience while trying to find jobs. Even if the veteran hiring programs available were the best in the world, it’s unlikely every former military person will find exactly what they are looking for in formal employment. Why Veterans Are Ideal Entrepreneurs It’s a well-known fact the military teaches leadership,...
The men and women who have served our country face many struggles when they come home. In addition to needing to adjust to life as a civilian, they must seek employment in a job market that doesn’t necessarily want to hire veterans. Some of the reasons that employers may not hire veterans include a misunderstanding about the skills offered through the military (including organizational skills and discipline) and negative stereotypes...
One in 11  veteran struggles to find jobs  after serving the country. Getting back into  civilian life is tremendously difficult for veterans , and part of the difficulty lies in finding ways to resume a normal life routine - which includes achieving and maintaining a job. Interestingly, the search for a career can actually be boosted by following a healthy lifestyle filled with regular exercise.  Trauma from combat can...
Veterans with disabilities often face even tougher challenges to employment than whole-bodied vets. Statistics from 2014 show 3.8 million veterans had a service-connected disability, which makes them a significant portion of the former military population. This results in less participation in the labor force, higher rates of unemployment among veterans and lower wages for disabled veterans’ jobs when you can find them. ...
Many companies looking to hire a veteran participate in job fairs to improve their recruiting efforts. This option also helps minimize the money they spend on advertising open job positions. Occasionally, an employer attends a job fair purely to spread the word about his company. Others, however, are there with the intention of hiring new employees right away. For veterans looking for jobs, there are several advantages to attending a...