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There are ab out  20.4 million veterans in the United States , according to the Pew Research Center. This means a substantial amount of people can enter the workforce upon returning home. However, veterans may have certain needs different from non-veterans that you’ll have to address to  make work easier for the heroes  who served our country. Know the Needs of the Veterans Every veteran is different, so you...
Approximately  four million veterans have disabilities   as a result of a disease or injury during active military service, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Due to these injuries, it may be difficult for them to do everyday tasks at home. Adding smart technology and devices into a home can make it easier for veterans to secure and control their homes, especially those with disabilities.  In some workplaces, smart...
Has this happened to you? You submit your resume online and sit back and wait. Weeks go by, and as your family and friends ask you about that amazing job or internship you applied for, that sinking feeling just gets worse. So many people go through this process and never get the chance to even sit in front of a hiring manager and show them who they really are. As technology has advanced, so has the hiring process. New graduates are faced...
Almost four million veterans  live with a service-connected disability, which can make it a challenge to perform their best day to day in the workplace. Employers can help out the service men and women working in their offices by taking steps to make the space more accessible to workers with disabilities, including motor, visual, and auditory impairments. Here are some of the best ways that businesses can ensure that their facilities...
You’re probably familiar with the phrase: "You can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job." This impossible riddle is frustrating to promising candidates who are trying their best to break into the workforce. Obviously, everyone has to start somewhere. People don’t pop into the workforce with 10 years of related experience in every field. It’s possible to find workarounds...
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...