Military To Civilian

  • Vets Form A Social-Networking Site for Ex-Military

    Vets Form A Social-Networking Site for Ex-Military

    By Gabrielle Karol After serving in the Army in the same region of Iraq in 2008, Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing reconnected a few years later at Harvard Business School, where Weiss was the co-president of the Veteran's Club. "At business school, we were using LinkedIn -- it was a hyper-networking environment.... Continue Reading

  • For Younger Veterans, Finding Work Still A Struggle

    For Younger Veterans, Finding Work Still A Struggle

    WASHINGTON -- Two months after completing his five-plus years as an Army medic, Dan Huber is still looking for a job. And while he's had some promising interviews, he has no assurances the search will end soon. That's given him some insight that he shares with some of his buddies back at Fort Polk in Louisiana:... Continue Reading

  • Top Reason Employers Don't Hire Veterans

    Top Reason Employers Don't Hire Veterans

    By Brent Rasmussen, president, CareerBuilder North America The unemployment rate for veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq, though declining, is still considerably higher than the general population's rate. While military veterans possess a great deal of the business-friendly skills that employers look for in... Continue Reading

  • Brittany Laughlin, 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Gets Jobs for Veterans

    Brittany Laughlin, 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Gets Jobs for Veterans

    By Andy Meek Hundreds of thousands of veterans are coming home over the next several years as the U.S. scales down its presence in the Middle East. Brittany Laughlin, an entrepreneur in her late 20s who's already literally been around the world, wants to put some of them to work. Laughlin is the kind of... Continue Reading

  • Confessions Of A Military Spouse: At Times 'Incapacitated With Sadness'

    Confessions Of A Military Spouse: At Times 'Incapacitated With Sadness'

    By Molly Blake In April 2011, a young Army wife posted a chilling comment on her blog that began, "If you are reading this, you should know that I'm dead." The 27-year-old woman continued, "at least I hope I'm dead ... it would be awful to fail at your own suicide." The woman reportedly received treatment... Continue Reading

  • New Federal Job Training Program For Vets: Overwhelmed Already

    New Federal Job Training Program For Vets: Overwhelmed Already

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Terry Lee and Bruce Sledge meet three to four days a week in the group study section of the Tarrant County College South Campus library. Textbooks and manuals with titles like Air Conditioning System and Design and pages showing psychometric charts that illustrate the physical and thermal... Continue Reading

  • This City's New Firefighters Are Almost All Post 9/11 Veterans

    This City's New Firefighters Are Almost All Post 9/11 Veterans

    By Katie Zezima When Marland Lawrence entered the fire academy after coming home from the Navy, he was surprised to find out he was not the only veteran in his class. Almost everyone else had also just left the military. Lawrence was one of 28 veterans in Newark's 41st fire recruit class, which graduated... Continue Reading

  • Veterans Groups Struggle To Adapt To Web-Savvy Veterans

    Veterans Groups Struggle To Adapt To Web-Savvy Veterans

    By Dan Elliott DENVER (AP) - Busy, tech-savvy and often miles from their peers, thousands of new veterans are going online to find camaraderie or get their questions answered - forcing big changes in long-established veterans groups and inspiring entrepreneurs to launch new ones. "We're going back to... Continue Reading

  • Transforming Your Resume From Military To Civilian

    Transforming Your Resume From Military To Civilian

    By Beth Braccio-Hering Duncan Mathison, co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough," recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job. "He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and... Continue Reading

  • 7 In-Demand Jobs For Veterans

    7 In-Demand Jobs For Veterans

    By Susan Ricker Serving in the military can lead to many exciting opportunities, both within the armed forces and after rejoining civilian life. But if you've finished serving in the military and aren't sure what's next in your career, consider some of the high demand occupations our economy needs, and also... Continue Reading

  • Humana's HR Director: Why I Work Hard To Hire Veterans

    Humana's HR Director: Why I Work Hard To Hire Veterans

    By Mary Lorenz Last May, health care company Humana Inc. pledged to hire 1,000 military veterans and/or their spouses over a three-year period as part of President Obama's nationwide veterans hiring challenge. Less than a year later, Humana is already ahead of schedule. Continue Reading

  • VETS: Not Your Everyday Veterans Recruiting Initiative

    VETS: Not Your Everyday Veterans Recruiting Initiative

    By Mary Lorenz "Corporate America is missing the best talent out there," says Crystal Dyer, in reference to what happens when companies fail to understand the mind shift that's required to recruit military veterans. All it takes, Dyer says, is a little bit of understanding. "Unless you've been around the... Continue Reading

  • Cover Letter Tips For Veterans

    Cover Letter Tips For Veterans

    By Shane Christopher, Editor-in-Chief, G.I. Jobs Magazine Do you discard junk mail before fully reading it? There's a pretty simple and logical reason for this: Most marketing is bad marketing. Continue Reading

  • 4 Resources For Veterans Looking For Civilian Jobs

    4 Resources For Veterans Looking For Civilian Jobs

    By Debra Auerbach Men and women who have served our country possess qualities and skills that are of great value to employers, including a strong work ethic, leadership and problem solving. Yet many veterans struggle with finding employment in the civilian world. According to whitehouse.gov, as of October... Continue Reading

  • 10 Great Jobs For Veterans That Pay More Than $70,000 A Year

    10 Great Jobs For Veterans That Pay More Than $70,000 A Year

    By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com How can you make your transition from military work to a civilian job as easy as possible? Earning a healthy paycheck might help. Katie Bardaro, lead analyst at online salary database PayScale.com recommends that military folks in search of good pay take advantage of three... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Military Officers, Soldiers: Better Educated And Paid Than Those They Serve [Infographic]

    U.S. Military Officers, Soldiers: Better Educated And Paid Than Those They Serve [Infographic]

    By Geoffrey Ingersoll I just stumbled on to this infographic and thought it was interesting, considering the stereotype that military members are dumb muscleheads -- quick to follow orders, slow to think for themselves -- or worse yet: brainwashed. From personal experience, I can say that every general... Continue Reading

  • On The Job Hunt: Putting U.S. Veterans To Work

    On The Job Hunt: Putting U.S. Veterans To Work

    By Phil Keating While millions of Americans lament the persistent rate of unemployment, now at 8.1 percent according to the August 2012 Department of Labor data, the frustration deepens for U.S. veterans. After serving tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, putting their own lives on the line for their country, the... Continue Reading

  • 4 Big Challenges Veterans Face As Job Hunters -- And How To Overcome Them

    4 Big Challenges Veterans Face As Job Hunters -- And How To Overcome Them

    According to the July employment situation summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans who served from September 2001 to present was 8.9 percent. While the rate has greatly decreased from 12.4 percent a year prior, it's still several points higher than the national... Continue Reading

  • How To Get Hired After The Military: 4 Tips

    How To Get Hired After The Military: 4 Tips

    By Kaitlin Madden When veterans leave the military they possess a wealth of valuable qualities and skills -- discipline, leadership ability, strong work ethic -- that should make them highly desirable to nonmilitary employers. But, despite their great potential to succeed in the civilian workforce, many... Continue Reading

  • Yes, Sir vs. Hey, Dude: Job Advice For Veterans

    Yes, Sir vs. Hey, Dude: Job Advice For Veterans

    By Jen Hubley Luckwaldt Veterans who decide to leave the military and transition to a civilian job know to expect some culture shock. But even the best-prepared former service members can find the differences between the military world and the private sector surprising. Continue Reading

  • Veteran's Jobs That Pay Over $60,000

    Veteran's Jobs That Pay Over $60,000

    By Elise Oras Besides a thank you, one of the best things you can give to a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan is a job. There are 220,000 of them currently seeking work in the United States, at a time when the economy is seeing slow growth. While that number might seem daunting, there is some good news. The... Continue Reading

  • Hire This Vet: Danna Stumberg

    Hire This Vet: Danna Stumberg

    A collaboration between PayScale and AOL to find jobs for veterans Name: Danna Stumberg Military Branch: United States Navy Military Rank: Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Petty Officer (E5) Current Location: Liverpool, New York. We'll be moving to the Baltimore/D.C. area (Fort Meade, Md.)... Continue Reading

  • Hire This Vet: Donald Harvey

    Hire This Vet: Donald Harvey

    A collaboration between PayScale and AOL to find jobs for veterans Name: Donald Harvey Military Branch: U.S. Army Continue Reading

  • Military Service to Civilian Work Force: Making a Successful Transition

    Military Service to Civilian Work Force: Making a Successful Transition

    Finding a job in today's work force market is tight, competitive and difficult enough for the average individual seeking employment. However, for those coming out of years of service in the military, getting a job in today's business world brings certain challenges not ordinarily faced by civilians. Former... Continue Reading

  • Finding Work After the Military: An Overview

    Finding Work After the Military: An Overview

    Men and women who leave the military might put dangerous missions behind them, but they face a host of other challenges when they return to civilian life. In addition to adapting to a comparatively calm daily routine and dealing with other effects of service, military leavers have to find work with a new... Continue Reading

  • Top Resources for Military Families

    Top Resources for Military Families

    There are numerous resources available to military families that provide emotional support, financial guidance, and even discounts on products and services. As a military family are you taking advantages of all the help that is out there? Check out these 12 excellent resources compiled by Royale Scuderi,... Continue Reading

  • Top-Paying Post-Military Careers

    Top-Paying Post-Military Careers

    How can you make your transition from military work to a civilian job as easy as possible? Earning a healthy paycheck might help. Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at online salary database PayScale.com, recommends that military folks in search of good pay take advantage of three special areas of... Continue Reading

  • Four Barriers Vets Can Face Moving into Civilian Employment

    Four Barriers Vets Can Face Moving into Civilian Employment

    By Kelly Government Solutions Millions of Americans have experience with a branch of the armed forces, whether directly or through a co-worker, friend or family member. Yet many don't realize that some great benefits and resources are available to help military veterans find employment, although many vets... Continue Reading

  • College Anytime, Anywhere -- Even in Afghanistan

    College Anytime, Anywhere -- Even in Afghanistan

    By Barbara Bellesi, special to AOL Jobs For every great reason people have for returning to school to finish their college degrees, their busy lives seem to offer up a discouraging excuse. While adult students often have many more family and career responsibilities than their younger counterparts do, the... Continue Reading

  • Wounded Warrior Project Helps Injured Vets

    Wounded Warrior Project Helps Injured Vets

    If you've been injured in military service, there's an amazing resource available to you that's so good it's been selected as one of the Best NonProfit Organizations to Work For in 2011. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) placed first among all participating organizations. Continue Reading