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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.... Read More »

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:... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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