Would like part-time employment working from home.
Exiting military personnel are certainly fortunate to have so many great resources available to them to ease their transition. But many find value in working with a coach. They can help keep the job seeker accountable and the coach may have other relationships they can help the job seeker leverage within the community. And career coaches can also offer very customized resume writing services that can help give the job seeker a competitive edge in the marketplace. Thanks for commenting.
Thanks to those who have left constructive comments, and thanks to the shout out from Marie regarding Bradley-Morris, Inc., (BMI), the largest military-focused placement firm in the U.S.Whether prior-military or civilian, it clearly takes a lot of effort to secure a job in todayâs economy, and a multipronged approach as described in the article is key, plus relentless positive effort.One distinct difference of opinion in terms of the articleâs advice is that our company would never advise a military-experienced job seeker to pay for career counseling services. There are too many military-oriented free services out there that provide job boards, job fairs and many other methods for job seekers to connect with military-friendly employers.The possible exception would be having your resume professionally written in case you couldnât have it done via TAP / ACAP. It is critical to have your military experience translated into terms a civilian hiring manager will understand and value.And contrary to some of the comments, there are many, many companies who do value military service and training in the corporate world.Some employers are listed here in our CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers for Military: http://www.civilianjobs.com/09MVEPR_winners.htmHere are a few other resources:www.MilitarytoCivilian.com for job seekers.www.HireMilitary.com for employers.Thanks to all former military readers for your service.
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Jay,As a transitioned SCPO. Under the addage of continuous improvement. I offer these Words of Wisdom. Strive to make it better than the way you found it.
I think many if not most people are afraid of the military "type"; I know I am. Or would be, if I was an employer. Some ex-mil have commented here that their discipline is so thorough and measured that it's a threat to a person hiring because of the threat to their own job. (psych 101) I also believe that HR is never on the employee's side, and that's a given; they never work for the employee, only for the employer. IMHO, In-house, or as an agent: same thing. HR is oftentimes the rudest component of a company; quasi-lawyers and total gatekeepers. The more I think about it, the more I look upon ex-mil as good, well-trained and disciplined realists, but I am also afraid of the ego trips. I thank you for your service, your dedication, and am really thoughtful about the horrible stress you go thru in combat. I just wish you could reason your way out of having to do things by combat (as in chain-of-command/questioning authority). There's no perfect world, though, I suppose.
Keith, I couldn't agree with you more. The civilian work place has become little more than a venue of incompetence and indifference. A large cause is the younger generation who has never experienced any sort of discipline whatsoever. Almost from birth to the day they're kicked into the real world, they demand gratification and reward for simply being...as though a life of reward is their birthright. To be perfectly honest, I often feel that we, the older generations, failed to impress upon younger gens, the values and ethics which the GREATEST GENERATION of WW II passed on to us.
To Retiree's Wife,Thank you for your post, well said. My Father spent 20 years in the USAF, it seemed he was gone all the time. I evidently did not get enough of that as I married that as well, he is now retired after 20 years. I can not tell you how many Christmas's & Thanksgivings we set as a Family withour my Dad and then my husband. They both served their country well and no one has more respect for our Military then I do. When you are on tour in another country, and you have no water due to "Water Rationing" you get a hold of what really matters real quick.. Those who are posting negative comments on here are more then likely the same who have never served their country in any way except by being a problem to your country. I have spent way to many holidays alone, to worry if my Father was going to make it back this time or if my husband never going coming home. You better Thank God for our men and women who serve everyday with no complaints, THEY ARE UNDERPAID IN EVERY WAY.
I was honored to serve this country Major Tom and would do it again if there weren't age restrictions.
Welcome to the real world, Jay. When I got out 40 years ago, I thought it would be a snap to get a government job comparable to the one I had in the Air Force. When I went in for the interview with non-vet, I was treated like I had just fallen off a turnip truck. My experience didn't matter to them at all. As I found out, instead of giving me a "leg up", being a veteran didn't help at all. In fact, in the years that followed, it put me 4 years behind everyone else in seniority. So my country got 4 of my best years. And what did I get in return? ZERO!