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People have mixed feelings about wearing a uniform to work. Some love the ease of it and how you do not have to think about what to wear when you have a uniform. Others hate not being able to express their individuality. Whatever your feelings are about wearing a military uniform there will come a day when you have to take it off—for good. Life After Uniformed Service Regardless of the job you performed while...
When you’re on your way to make the transition from the military to the civilian sector, things are not easy for you. Everything is different. You were used to discipline. You had things planned. Now, people tell you to relax. When you attend an interview, the hiring managers want part of your personality. “Military” behavior can make you look stiff. How do you pass a job interview when you’re competing against more...
In the military, you didn't have to negotiate your salary - or keep quiet about what it was. Fitting in with coworkers can be difficult at the best of times, but for military veterans who recently returned from active service, it can reach a whole new level of awkward. After being in an environment where their actions could determine life or death for someone, landing a veteran’s job in a company where the most action takes...
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 better approach veterans. If you are asked difficult questions that you’re not comfortable answering, read below to know how you can...
While you’re in the midst of finals and term papers, it’s hard to see past graduating college. It may feel like once you’ve passed all of your exams and received your degree, the hard part is over. However, this is unfortunately not always the case. Most people are in college and pushing themselves to succeed with one goal in mind – getting their foot on the career ladder and landing their dream job. This means that...
Serving the country means you must sacrifice time with loved ones which can be extremely difficult. It can also mean leaving a job you love when you are deployed. Returning from a deployment can be difficult. In some cases, the job you held may no longer be available or you may be unable to focus on your work after dealing with the stress of a deployment to a war-torn foreign country. These four tips can help you refocus and not only...
Congratulations for landing yourself a job interview! You are ready for a job and now you need to prepare for the interview. Adjust to a non-military work culture. Unlike in the military, you will need to address your interviewer by the first or last name. Adopt a different language to mention time. For example, say 4 pm instead of 16:00 hours. Explain your position in the military in simple terms and avoid complex military...
Military life is very demanding and is characterized by a lot of training. It prepares you to handle almost anything in life. How about trying a career in writing? If you have managed to survive in your military profession for whatever amount of time, you definitely can make it. As a veteran, you have handled more difficult stuff than this. There is a lot to write about, including sharing your memories with other people. Why Writing is a...
Perhaps the most respected section of American society is the veterans who have sacrificed to bring peace and security to the nation and its citizens. Many of these veterans, nearly 12.6% in a population of almost 10 million, are suffering from some form of disability. These disabled veterans need to be given the kind of comfort and freedom they deserve. In addition, offering them full-time career opportunities OR even a part-time...
People who join the military are agreeing to serve their country whether in wartime or peacetime. This commitment is a big one. Military personnel may have to grow accustomed to moving themselves and their families according to the needs of the military. Personnel may also have to grow accustomed to working in high-pressure situations. If you are thinking of joining the military, there are several civilian jobs that can help you...
Veterans – you have always been and will always be a critical part of our nation’s wellbeing. And there are many of us – although not all who say it out loud – who greatly appreciate all you do, inclusive of the many sacrifices you make. You serve, and you come back to a country that is perhaps not doing the best job of taking care of all of your needs – your physical health, your emotions, your thinking, and...
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...