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Giving New Meaning To Leading By Example
By: CareerCast.com
By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager The fact that Linda Singh has risen to a position of both prominence and leadership in any single career would qualify her as leader worthy of special notice. Add to that the fact she is both a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army National Guard and a managing director at Accenture Federal Services, two separate careers paths either of which would be challenging enough to take up anyone’s full focus, and her story becomes all the more extraordinary. However, there’s even more to the story that qualifies with the best Horatio Alger classics. Singh ... more
CareerCast and HireAHero.org Honor The Workplace Warrior
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As America reflects upon and remembers those who died serving in all branches of the Armed Forces, we ask you continue to recognize those that have served and are still with us today. All veterans, past and present, have sacrificed tremendously to keep this nation free and they deserve our honor and respect. In honor of remembering all the men and women who have served their country and re-enter the workforce, we ask you join us to recognize these workplace warriors for their service, then and now. These individuals who have served to defend our country and comeback to enter ... more
Veterans Should Be Aware Of Job Counseling Scammers
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The average wait time for men and women leaving the military to begin receiving their benefits is about nine months. Many of these new veterans have trouble finding good-paying civilian jobs. Some of them, struggling with the physical and mental injuries of combat, are barely getting by, if that. It can be very tempting if someone claiming to be an advisor tells the veteran he or she can access the benefits they have earned faster -- if they just pay a fee. But those "advisors" are running scams, said Tony DiFrancesco, the Director of Dauphin County's Office of Veterans Affairs. ... more
Business Education For Veterans
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The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University is one host for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, a summer program to provide disabled veterans with the skills needed to start their own businesses. Grants from companies like Accenture help Krannert expand its enrollment by covering the costs for lodging, books and materials, meals, and travel for up to eight bootcamp participants. In addition, Accenture volunteers provide training and education programming to help enhance negotiation and communications skills as well as provide ongoing mentoring and webinars following the bootcamp. EBVD is also hosted at Syracuse University , UCLA , ... more
Do the Hard Work to Get The Right Job
By: CareerCast.com
Decades of HR work and I still am regularly amazed at those people who: • Think that their security clearance or some bundle of skills or being a vet or an academy graduate alone will get them a job. • Believe that just putting out their resume on job boards will result in a good job. • Have never thought of their next job as an investment which requires at least as much thought and research as buying a new house. What does this mean for your job search? To start your job search effectively and work smart during it, ... more
Veterans Have Opportunities in Manufacturing Jobs
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Job opportunities for veterans in the manufacturing sector should be abundant in the coming years, with a joint plan from four American companies helping to fuel that growth. Alcoa, Boeing, General Electric and Lockheed Martin are all buying into the " Get Skills to Work Coalition ,” an organization designed to educate job seekers on techniques in the modern manufacturing industry, with a target of helping more than 15,000 veterans. Manufacturing employment has been one of the highest growth sectors in the economy over the past two years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To be sure, ... more
Career Opportunities Through Naval ROTC
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College students interested in the Navy can focus on their academic careers while eliminating much of the financial burden of paying for school. With more than 160 colleges and universities across the United States offering Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps programs, students have many opportunities to finish a degree without going into overwhelming debt and have a career as a Navy Officer ready and waiting upon graduation. Most NROTC units are only a part-time commitment during a student’s course of study. NROTC offers up to $180,000 for tuition, with additional educational and lab fees covered. Students who enroll also receive ... more
Interviewing Tips for Veterans
By: CareerCast.com
While finding a new job can be difficult for anyone, it can be especially hard on veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. A new study from the Military Benefit Association revealed that half of the veterans recently separated from the U.S. military and are currently unemployed have not had a full- or part-time job since leaving the military. Among those, 40% have been out of work between four and 12 months. Roy Gibson, a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant and president of the Military Benefit Association, said one critical aspect to landing new work for veterans is ensuring ... more
Job Search Tools for Veterans
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As you anticipate leaving military service and entering corporate (or Federal) America, you need a portfolio of job search tools to aide you through the process. Choose the tools that will best suit your job search path and your career history. LinkedIn Profile Social media is a requirement for most jobs. In particular, LinkedIn is a necessity for professional networking and public confirmation of the "facts" job seekers include on their resumes. A complete LinkedIn profile takes some time to create. Once your profile meets LinkedIn's requirements, you become much more visible to recruiters and prosptective employers. Participate in appropriate ... more
From The Military to Management
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Added emphasis on military outreach in the workforce translates to increased managerial opportunities for veterans. The skills veterans in military training translate to readymade leaders in work. Employers are capitalizing on this more frequently, offering more pathways from the military to management. Eric Schelling, Director of Talent Acquisition for Home Depot, said that the military’s emphasis on leadership proves useful on the job. “Leadership is the No. 1 quality [veterans] bring [to a job],” he said. “They’re able to rally [colleagues] to accomplish the mission.” Such a trait is critical for successful managerial positions, and employers take notice. One such ... more