Lately, many companies like GE, Walmart, and other big firms have pledged to hire thousands of veterans to fill jobs. We think it's great that corporate America is realizing how valuable our heroes are.
If your business has yet to get on board, consider these four reasons why a veteran should be your next hire.
1. Tenacity. Veterans understand better than most what perseverance is all about, if for no other reason than they survived boot camp. Marines, for example, must prove they can hike 20 miles carrying a fully loaded pack.
2. Decisiveness. People in the military know how to make a decision and make it quickly. They don't always have the luxury of taking all day to analyze a situation. Of course, they must gather data and understand it thoroughly — but they also realize the importance of doing it expediently.
3. Initiative. When you think of someone in the military, you probably imagine them as someone who follows orders. And they do. But they also understand that there are situations when they need to take action in the absence of orders. If something needs to be done, they don't have to wait to be told.
4. Execution: Vets get things done. It's that simple.
Are there other reasons you think vets make good employees? Let us know with a comment.
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