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What Not To Say To A Veteran In The Workplace
Far too often, people assume a level of familiarity with former military that not only breeches proper office conduct but also invades one’s “personal space,” says Kules, who today is Alumni Director for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization dedicated to helping severely injured veterans transition back into civilian life. What are eight things you should never say to a veteran? 1. “Thank you for your service, but I don’t think we should have been there in the first place.” Everyone has an opinion about the war but not everyone wants to hear it, says Kules, who explains that people ...
Eight Common Job-Hunt Errors
Every day I see bright, competent, experienced professionals who sabotage their job search. Use Your Military Training Plan your job search. Military life is full of planning and executing to plans. You know how, so apply that experience to your job search. Your resume, cover letters, and all correspondence need to be well-written, error-free, and in standard formats. Develop a good method of tracking the people and information you gain in your search so that you can use these resources effectively. Common Errors 1. Multiple objectives, one resume. Use one resume and list multiple job goals - and you will ...
Challenges Transitioning To The Workforce
Job training, placement services, employment opportunities, workshops, and much more are available through state and federal programs to meet the needs of veterans and to recognize the sacrifices made by those serving in the armed forces. The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) office develops various policies and programs to stimulate intergovernmental, private-sector, and non-governmental collaboration to assist veterans with employment opportunities and benefits. For more information, visit . Through the VETS program, the Department of Workforce Solutions utilizes Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVER) staff, located in many Workforce ...
Finding Fulfillment and Opportunities through Armed Forces Healthcare
I’ve worn many different hats in the medical field. I’ve been an emergency medicine physician and served in the Navy, and I am currently the medical director of a fire and rescue service. But if you asked me to pick the most intense and fulfilling role, I would easily choose my time spent with the Army Reserve Medical Corps. Although I’ve lent my expertise to a variety of efforts, my goals are always the same: Give back to the community, and help those in need. With the ARMC, I achieved these goals simultaneously. Working with the ARMC A few years ...
How to Start Your Own Business
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 ...
Legislation Opens Trucking Opportunities to Military
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 ...