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Up to 49% of veterans struggle to find  employment in their preferred line of work  after leaving the military. For most, this is simply because they fail to find a job at the level they want.  Some lack sufficient training  and experience, while others just don’t have enough information on how to get going. Animal-related jobs do not often feature high on the list of veterans’ post-military options....
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...
On average,  18-22 veterans commit suicide every day  and almost 50,000 veterans are homeless in the United States. These numbers are shocking because serving your country teaches veterans so much: values, ethics, duty, obedience, and strength to name a few. Many veterans, however, experience physical disabilities , substance abuse, lack of opportunities when reintegrating into society, and family problems. These issues are...
If you are a veteran looking for a job opening, you have probably asked yourself one question: what makes me special when compared with other candidates with different backgrounds? You also might be thinking that other people may have more experience than you because your primary occupation for the past years was military-related. Well, you should not worry much because you have many advantages over others just because of your...
In this fourth and final installment of a four-part series, we will continue to look at the future of work  through 2030, and how today’s active duty military and veterans can prepare to be global-workplace ready. The future impact of automation on the workforce   Business and financial software company, Intuit’s 2020 Report  reveals some interesting workforce trends that it claims will shape the next...
Living from paycheck to paycheck (or not having a paycheck at all) can be extremely stressful to a senior veteran, particularly since it can increase the prevalence of homelessness, a very unfortunate reality for more than 1.4 million at-risk veterans. Veteran’s Day is a mere 2 months away and once again America will honor the more than 20 million veterans who have served the nation.  Unfortunately, putting your life on the line...
As somebody with a military background, you are uniquely positioned to help civilian businesses . The training you received, as well as your military experience, make you well suited for a wide variety of  jobs for veterans . However, unlike in the military, not everyone in private business has a single focus and shared background .   Any given workplace will probably have people who seek to create drama or try to...