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How to Start Your Own Business
By: CareerCast.com
Have you ever thought of starting and running a business? Vets do so at much higher rates than civilians. And veterans start businesses that become successful at a very high rate, too. Do you know vets are twice as likely to be successful entrepreneurs as civilians? Whether your interest is in being a successful solopreneur or building any size company, your military background with its focus on achieving goals, disciplined actions, and persistence is a terrific basis for a successful business career. You do not need a college education or a big bank account to start your own business, but ... more
Rail Jobs Are Promising For Veterans
By: CareerCast.com
“For a veteran — a person who thrives off excitement, a mission and a chain of command — you tend to seek out companies like that,” said Mark Major, a veteran of combat in Iraq who has worked for Union Pacific for about two years. As thousands of American soldiers return to the civilian workforce after service in Iraq or Afghanistan, many are finding jobs on the nation's rail lines. More than 25 percent of all U.S. railroad workers have served in the military. Veterans have a long history of railroad work. Civil War veterans, for example, helped complete the ... more
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
By: CareerCast.com
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
Legislation Opens Trucking Opportunities to Military
By: CareerCast.com
A bill signed into law this autumn makes trucking career opportunities more accessible for active duty military. The Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012 eases state restrictions on trucking licenses for servicemen and women, a gesture that should help alleviate two pinches on the job market. Service persons can apply experience gained driving military vehicles to the state requirements for licensing. The act also grants access to the transient military population holding residency in one state, but stationed in another. A release from the American Forces Press Service explains the benefits of the act. “Because they move frequently, service ... more