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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...
Returning to civilian life after the service in the military is a challenge every veteran must face. In many cases, this challenge is added to with both physical and psychological wounds – the legacy of the warfare experience. One of the recent investigations into issues facing veterans and military families is the report produced by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), which provided a number of alarming...
Earning a paycheck and pursuing a career can be two very different things. If you aren't advancing in your line of work you'll inevitably start feeling frustrated. Many people are so focused on doing a good job that they don't realize competence just isn't enough. In fact, that's what's expected of you. Advancing your career is about taking advantage of opportunities, even if you have to make them yourself. Here are some ways to...
With offers for  debt consolidation  appearing everywhere lately it has truly become difficult to sort the scams from the legit offers. You may end up taking one of these seemingly valuable offers and end up worse off than you we’re before. So, then what you ask yourself? How are you going to fix this mess by yourself? Well, take a deep breath and relax because it really isn’t that hard. Making a Plan Now if...
You've probaby 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,...
As a veteran considering starting a business, you may hear conflicting opinions about writing a business plan. Why even write a business plan? There are certainly many excuses not to write one: They’re more trouble than they’re worth… It seems like a writing exercise that’s a waste of time… Nobody reads them anyway… etc. etc. These are notions many entrepreneurs and business owners share about business...