Not only does our wonderful President and First Lady support America in placing a priority on serving our veterans with transitional services and getting over 100,000 veterans hired, many companies have love and dedication to just this goal! So rest assured, many of the initiatives that are put in action to help doesn't reach those who need it the most, so we are starting right here and right now with 3 simple reasons Veterans can master their job search:
- Every Veteran Can Learn. Veterans are accustomed to lots of training, educational classes, and crisis management. So to transfer learning scenarios from a military mission to a corporate or civilian position is doable ! To really maximize your opportunities for civilian positions, first utilize the services offered by the ACAP Offices on post. Then make sure that you are aware of services specially directed to assist Veterans such as Military One Source, Veterans Employment Network (see Linkedin.com for this group), and Operation Standdown.
- Continue to learn now that you are out of the military. See free webinars on such sites as The Resume Place .
- Consider alternatives to traditional job with flexible and work from home jobs. For those who have interests and talents in IT/Computer, Customer Service, Education, Medical or sales work, there may be viable options for you helping companies from your home office. See 5 Top Work from Home Jobs by FlexJobs.
- Every Veteran Has Worked With A Multicultural WorkForce. The military is diverse consisting of various ethnic groups, racial groups and more importantly, we are all Americans! Employers are in need of workers who understand diversity and can get along with their co-workers. Veterans have demonstrated evidence of skills that the workforce wants, needs and must have to be successful !! So Veteran, tap into this source by shouting out loud on your resume, bio, cover letters and one page web presence that you are among the most qualified of civilian workers! Spread the word !
- See Military dot com for specific job boards aimed to help the Veteran.
- Every Veteran Can Be A Success in the Civilian World. The key is to fit your skills into a platform where they can be found. Social Media is your friend. See Linkedin groups aimed at hiring Veterans. See professional career and resume groups aimed at assisting Veterans. Go to Career Directors International or the National Resume Writers Association for assistance.
- For additional help for Veterans, see the first TV Series dedicated to helping veterans find jobs. See their site @ http://hiringamerica.net/.
Debra Ann Matthews of Let me write it for you uses her extroverted personality to help Veterans who feel passionate about their contribution to the world of work in their jobs and careers but can’t express the difference they make. Ms. Matthews has extensive experience with not for profit community service projects including President Clinton’s AmeriCorps, Up With People, and Job Corps. Contact her @ 931.269.9718 or via email for more assistance.