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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 10 tips to ensure you...
Serving the country means you must sacrifice time with loved ones, which can be extremely difficult. It can also mean leaving a job you love when you are deployed. Returning from a deployment can be difficult. In some cases, the job you hold may no longer be available, or you may be unable to focus on your work after dealing with the stress of a deployment to a war-torn foreign country. These four tips can help you refocus and not only...
Lots of people got into financial deep water during Covid-19. With offers for debt consolidation  appearing everywhere lately it has truly become difficult to sort the scams from the legit offers. You may end up taking one of these seemingly valuable offers and end up worse off than you were before. So, then what do you ask yourself? How are you going to fix this mess by yourself? Well, take a deep breath and relax because it really isn’t...
Congratulations on landing yourself a job interview! You are ready for a jo b and now you need to prepare for the interview. Adjust to a non-military work culture. Unlike in the military, you must address your interviewer by the first or last name. Adopt a different language to mention time. For example, say 4 pm instead of 16:00 hours. Explain your position in the military in simple terms and avoid complex military titles. Keep an open...
Perhaps the most respected section of American society is the veterans who have sacrificed to bring peace and security to the nation and its citizens. Many of these veterans, nearly 12.6% in a population of almost 10 million, are suffering from some form of disability. These disabled veterans need to be given the kind of comfort and freedom they deserve. In addition, offering them full-time career opportunities OR even a part-time...
With the current labor shortage plaguing all corners of the US, it's imperative companies do everything possible to attract potential talent. The annual average unemployment rate for veterans in February 2024 was 2.8%, translating into approximately 250,000 people. By creating a veteran-friendly environment, you can not only help reduce unemployment but also benefit from an enhanced pool of candidates and an improved reputation among...
Exiting the service and transitioning into civilian life can be daunting. A lot of service members can be left feeling bewildered and a little uneasy about their future career options. Here are some important tips to remember that will lead to job-hunting success. 1) Prepare: You should be thinking about transitioning out well before you actually do. Think in terms of months or years, not weeks. Job searching is hard and often takes...
You've probably heard this before--- You only have one chance to make a good first impression . This is especially true when you are going on the all-important first interview. Here are several tips to keep in mind in order to impress the recruiter. Be Yourself Everyone has heard this before, but often it's not put into practice. Being yourself comes across as confident and secure in who you are as a person. As a result, the person...
Loneliness is all too common amongst military veterans, with a study published in the Journal Occupational Medicine finding it to be one of the  most commonly reported issues . Social isolation is even more of a problem for veterans, many of whom find themselves living alone with little contact with friends and family, who may not understand what they’ve been through. For those finding themselves temporarily isolated due to social...
Civilians often ask veterans different questions about their military experience. While many of the questions are pretty much straightforward and easy to answer, some may be a bit difficult to answer. Why? There are many reasons for that. For example, some civilians lack an understanding of how to approach veterans correctly. If you are asked difficult questions that you’re not comfortable answering, read below to know how you can make...
The men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces have a lot to offer even after they return home. Many of the skills they learned while deployed can make them valuable additions to any workplace. This is why so many employers have programs to locate and reach out to veterans for job opportunities. However, civilians often have a difficult time understanding what it was like for military personnel. This can lead to some awkward...
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, family, and...