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Healthcare jobs for veterans
By: CareerCast.com
Aside from their importance in aiding people in their day-to-day lives, jobs in healthcare provide the American economy a fundamental cornerstone. Small wonder, then, that healthcare jobs are among the most promising prospective careers for veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce. And those prospects can see boosts from programs specifically tailored toward translating veterans' military experience into healthcare job opportunities. One such example is the Military Medics and Corpsmen Program, offered via the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Its website describes its mission as "an opportunity to apply hard-earned and at times battle-tested patient care skills under physician supervision while ... more
Veterans Plugging Into Online Job Searching
By: CareerCast.com
So you’re a military veteran who just returned from years of active duty. Though you had a fulfilling experience, you’re ready to get back into the job market and work for an organization that can help you achieve other career goals. Well, after months of searching, you still can’t find a job, which puts you in a group with other unemployed veterans — 7.3% of unemployed veterans to be exact. What do you do? While it’s always frustrating to be unemployed, veterans may have a harder time in the job search process due to their time away, medical issues, or ... more
Veterans Should Be Aware Of Job Counseling Scammers
By: CareerCast.com
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
By: CareerCast.com
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
By: CareerCast.com
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
By: CareerCast.com
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
By: CareerCast.com
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
By: CareerCast.com
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