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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...
Coming out of the military, it is important to know your options. There is no need to waste time or money on a college degree that may or may not help you to land a job. While there are a lot of options available, some graduate degree options are better than others. Less conventional jobs in areas like music or literature have some merit, but they also have high unemployment rates. Investing in a degree that has a high employment rate is...
“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...
There are ab out  18 million veterans in the United States in 2022 , according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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...
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...
More women join the military these days than ever before, and companies are starting to realize how female veteran employees can benefit their operations. Statistics show almost a quarter million women now serve on active duty in the military. Women made up almost 11% of the total veteran population in 2021, and this percentage is projected to grow to 18% by 2046 . So how does experience in military service help women adapt to...
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....
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...
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...
Your fave threads might just not be the right thing to wear to that interview ! How you present yourself during an interview can impact your success as much as the information on your resume, and showing up dressed inappropriately is an easy way to get off on the wrong foot. In today’s more casual work environment, interviews for military veteran jobs don’t necessarily require a suit and tie or dress and heels. That...