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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
3.5 million of the country’s 12 million veterans  report that they have a disability . While there are a number of  services available to aid our vets , if an individual with a disability doesn’t have equal access to the information online regarding such programs they may not even be aware of them, let alone be able to seek the help they need and deserve. An inclusive website experience is necessary to ensure...
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...
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...
As tourism recovers after the COVID-19 pandemic, it offers an excellent career opportunity for veterans aiming to get back to civilian life. 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...
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...
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...