As you leave the military, you walk away with leadership and management skills, and well as levels of discipline and adaptability that cannot be found most other places. These provide a huge benefit to your perspective employer. In fact, a research team from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) interviewed 69 employers about their perceptions of veteran job applicants. The results were:
However, these same employers also cited several reasons not to hire veterans.
So here is a list of 4 things that veterans can do to help overcome these objections.
Transitioning from a military career to a civilian career can be an exciting new chapter in your life, but it is not easy to do. The transition can be hard. It takes time, and you will need to build a support network around yourself to be successful. Just the same way you depended on others while serving, find a network of civilian mentors to help you with your transition. This can be anyone from your pastor to a successful high-school classmate.
Snelling is here to help. We understand that returning veterans are a different kind – a powerful kind – of candidate. Our offices, across the country, are working to help veterans re-enter (or just enter) the civilian workforce. We can help. So visit our website to find your local Snelling office, where one of our talented staffing managers or recruiters can help you find your best-fit job….the job that matches your powerful job skills.
By Christiane Soto, Snelling.com
As you leave the military, you walk away with leadership and management skills, and well as levels of discipline and adaptability that cannot be found in other candidates. These provide a huge benefits, but many employers also cite concerns about hiring veterans. Read our article to learn how to overcome these them and make yourself stand out. Click here to download a PDF version of this article today!
Jargon is ever-present during the interview. Both veterans and interviewers use it to explain themselves. To learn how to combat this tendency (and for other interview tips / potential interview questions to use when talking with our recently returned veterans), read our article.
On your resume, you need to highlight the quantifiable achievements and benefits you provided past employers. Employers love seeing amounts, dollars and percentages. Read our article to learn how to quantify your job duties and receive a job offer.
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