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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.more
Healthcare jobs for veterans
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
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
From The Military to Management
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
Most Veteran-Friendly Cities
A survey of 381 U.S. metropolitan areas finds that San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and Omaha are the top four regions for veterans seeking gainful employment. The study was based on three earlier studies by the MilitaryFriendly and G.I. Jobs magazine that measured the most military friendly businesses and schools and the number of veteran-owned businesses. It also considered the cost of living and the unemployment rate. Researchers assigned a weight of 25 percent each for the number of open jobs at military friendly businesses and the number of military friendly schools, 20 percent for the cost of living, and ... more
Employment For Post-9/11 Veterans Lags In 2013
A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on veterans’ employment shows that the job market is still challenging for post-Sept. 11, 2001 servicemen and women. Though unemployment for all veterans is 6.6%—in line with the national average of 6.7%—the BLS finds that 9% of veterans who served in the Gulf War-era remain unemployed. This comes despite public and private sector efforts to improve their hiring outlook. According to the BLS, that translates to roughly 200,000 unemployed veterans total. Unemployment for this era of veterans lags behind the national average. However, the national average has improved to ... more
Networking Solutions For The Veteran's Job Search
You probably have heard that you have to network as a part of returning to the civilian work world. And many military members are very successful at doing so within the military - yet cannot see quite how to do it for transition. You can't get through TAP or open a business publication without seeing something about networking. Why? Studies show regular networkers are more successful in business and in life. 3 Tips for Successful Transition Networking It's not rocket science or millions of people wouldn't be doing it so successfully. And you know how to do it, too, if ... more
Career Fairs and Outreach Programs Help Veterans in the Job Market
Servicemen and women dedicate years to our country, but as a result are removed from the workforce. To bridge that gap, career fairs and specialized training programs catered to military veterans provide opportunities for employment. Companies throughout the nation have tailored their pursuits of new employees to reach out to the military community. Home Depot has staffed over 35,000 from all branches of the United States military, and in October, increased the scope of its veteran employment with the introduction of its Mission: Transition program. Home Depot Director of Talent Acquisition Eric Schelling says Mission: Transition shows veterans “how to ... more
Working For More Jobs For Veterans
There’s been some good, but quiet, news lately for America’s veterans: The job picture for vets is improving. In March, the U.S. Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate for younger veterans — those who have served since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — fell from 12.1 percent in 2011 to 9.9 percent in 2012. Last week, the department reported that the May rate for unemployment among those veterans was down to 7.3 percent, compared with 12.7 percent during May 2012. And the jobless rate for veterans of all generations was lower still, at 6.6 percent. Part of that ... more
Tips for Veterans at Job Fairs
Why would employers want to hire a veteran? The answer is simple: Veterans embody the best qualities universally sought by employers, providing discipline, teamwork and adaptability. Being a veteran is a valuable qualification, but it’s only part of the equation. A successful job search requires preparation. For anyone who wants to take advantage of the valuable opportunity of a career fair, here are a few tips for navigating any type of a career fair: Be presentable: Put on your Sunday best. Avoid the Saturday night look. Get cleaned up, shave, fix your hair, avoid heavy fragrance and dress to impress. ... more