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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...
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 . Under the current regulations around social distancing, 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...
There is no doubt that ex-military personnel are incredibly disciplined and well trained, and both of these factors usually serve these men and women well in their post-military careers—no matter what field they end up going into. That being said, there are a number of jobs that tend to be a better fit for former military service men and women and allow them to directly use their tactical skills and military training to their...
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,...
Twenty-seven percent of veterans find it difficult to readjust to civilian life once their military career is over,  according to a study  by the Pew Research Center. Service-related injuries, psychological trauma, and lack of college education are some of the main reasons why so many veterans are struggling to rejoin society. One way to make it easier for yourself is by  finding a good job . Not only does working...
As of January 2020, the unemployment rate for the population in the US is 3.6%. This number doesn’t seem to be terrifying if you look at it from a nationwide perspective. However, if you look at the unemployment rate among veterans, statistics get pretty downing. Currently, the veteran unemployment rate is 3.1% and it seems to keep growing compared to previous years. The numbers confirm that finding a veteran job is much harder...
Over 200,000 veterans transition back to civilian life each year. Despite the dwindling unemployment rate among ex-military personnel, the transition remains challenging for them and often, frustrating. In fact, nearly 360,000 veterans consider it a fraught process, according to a study . And it isn’t surprising. Having to embrace a new job, company structure, and culture which is far different from what they lived and breathed in...
Companies are increasingly making a point to try and recruit veterans as employees. This is not only because of their service to the country, but because they have unique and valuable skills to offer the workforce once they leave the service. From world-class training in technology and other occupations, through to personal skills such as leadership ability , self-discipline and following through on instructions, veterans often make some...
Every company wants to hire the best candidates for their available positions. In a survey from MRNI Network , 90% of hiring managers agreed that the labor market is driven by candidate quality. Top applicants get more job offers than ever before, which makes it far more difficult for HR teams to compete for top talent. Veterans come with some unique skills that benefit their employers , so you can get an edge by expanding your...
It is absolutely amazing how much our military and our veterans do and have done for our country. They continue to serve us daily with a great love for their country. Veterans have a rich history in our country, about which you can read more here , but they are also making history every day out in the workforce. Many vets face challenges when it comes to integrating into the civilian workforce. They have a wide set of skills, and...
Veterans from  over 500,000 US troops  have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over the last 16 years. This can make adjusting to civilian life very difficult for many people as they rejoin the workforce, and employers must take care to look out for  the mental health of ex-service personnel . PTSD can manifest in many ways and can be triggered by a number of factors, but a common trigger is driving....
Recruiters and hiring managers are often surprised to hear about the challenges faced by veterans when they’re looking for civilian jobs. Part of the problem is that veterans have difficulty creating a resume that translates their skills into “civilian-speak” – and employers have difficulty understanding them. There are multiple resources available to help veterans convert their resumes into more civilian-friendly...