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As someone who has served your country, you have spent years protecting freedoms for others and ensuring that Americans can continue living the American dream. However, now that you have entered civilian life you may find settling into a new career somewhat difficult. Military veterans deserve strong professional civilian careers, which is why we have created this list of the five best professional careers for military veterans....
After the devastation Covid-19 is wreaking on the economy, people from all walks of life will need to get back on their feet financially. Your credit score impacts employment background checks in several ways, so it's vital to keep your score positive. Here's how veterans can work to repair a poor credit score.  When you apply for a credit card or a loan to buy a house or car the potential lender will first review your...
For veterans, the transition from active service to life back home can be challenging, especially when service led to debilitating injuries and disability. Studies reveal that a staggering 29.6% of veterans between the ages of 21 to 64  have a service-related disability . This means around 3.5 million veterans will have to adapt their daily lives. For these veterans, a simple act such as finding legal representation can be a...
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...
In 2020, the social media environment is as strong as ever. We’re currently experiencing a digital media boom, where people are shifting their lives towards the online environment. Social media is one of the reasons. After all, it’s obvious, as it can be used in different ways: Instant Communication Social Activities Selling/Buying/Renting Stuff As a Source of Information Brand Awareness...
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...
Soldiers must be willing to put their lives on the line at a moment’s notice in times of war. Even during times of peace, they must make sacrifices, which can mean months or even years away from their families and constant moving and uprooting. In addition to all of this, there is the physical wear and tear on their bodies and the general stress of their overwhelming responsibilities. While there is nothing that could completely...
Being targeted by more than one employer at the same time means you’re already above average. Having multiple job offers to choose from is definitely a luxury, and definitely, a good thing to have in your professional life. But, the truth is that beyond the variety, the possibility to choose, and all the positive aspects that come along, the decision you make is critical. It’ll influence your nearest future big time, so you...
When you’re applying for a job, simply having the skills and the prior experience isn’t always enough to get you noticed. In fact, it all comes down to the way in which you convey that information, and the best resume in the world will fall flat if you’re not able to show just why you’d make such a good fit at the company you’re applying at. On average, there are over a hundred applicants for every job...
Even if you have a ton of experience you should have no more than a two-page resume . Just leave off the oldest jobs. But if you are young and either a recent grad or one who has been in the workforce for only a few years then all you need is a one-page resume! Don't make recruiters read too much. Here are three points to consider before you send in a multi-page resume to your next job opening. 1. Recruiters don't read past...
Have you ever thought of putting your headshot on a resume? It's probably already on your Linkedin profile . Older HR people seem to disdain the resume photo, but the new school of thought is that pictures are everywhere. If you are afraid of being discriminated against, you probably should not do it. Get a free resume review from a resume expert   NOW! What the Experts Say Valerie Streif, a Senior Advisor...
“If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys,” goes the old saying, and while most employers and recruiters understand the truth of this, there are some surprising results that are not common knowledge. For companies committed to hiring veterans, if you want to keep your top veteran talent, it means you have to get behind the movement to ensure your workers are happy with their compensation, or you could end up paying a high price. The...