FROM “WE WILL” TO “AT WILL” – MILITARY VETERAN EMPLOYMENT

/FROM “WE WILL” TO “AT WILL” – MILITARY VETERAN EMPLOYMENT
FROM “WE WILL” TO “AT WILL” – MILITARY VETERAN EMPLOYMENT 2018-12-07T13:34:07+00:00

From “We Will” to “At Will”

military veteran employment

Thinking about hiring veterans? Want to learn more? Check in here weekly to learn critical strategies and practices from SHRM author and combat veteran Justin Constantine.

Veteran Networking 101 – You Already Know More Than You Think You do

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Military Veteran Employment|

It is not unusual for veterans to feel a little squeamish about networking and having to talk about themselves. The conventional wisdom is that while we were in the military, we never had to network because we were assigned to our bases and billets without any real input. While that is somewhat true, it does not paint the full picture: we were networking in many ways without realizing it. The majority of all jobseekers spend most or all their time applying for jobs online rather than networking. When we think of networking, many of us probably think of a job fair or a crowded room [...]

What Every Veteran Needs to Know
About the VA Appeals Process

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Military Veteran Employment|

It's no question that the bureaucratic processes of the U.S. government can be serpentine. Some are so enigmatic that it leaves us to wonder if the level of complexity is meant to discourage people from going through them in the first place. This is especially true for U.S. military veterans. In the line of military service, it's unfortunately common for veterans to sustain physical, psychological, and emotional traumas that leave them disabled or with limited abilities when returning to civilian society. This, in turn, limits their abilities to successfully procure and maintain full-time employment, predictably leading to financial hardship, poverty, and homelessness, which are issues already rampantly problematic in [...]

Powerful Networking Begins with Purpose

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Military Veteran Employment|

By Charlie Palumbo, Guest Blogger I recently came across an interesting quote on Bob Burg’s site, thegogiver.com, “Networking is simply the cultivating of mutually beneficial, give and take, win-win relationships. It works best, however, when emphasizing the ‘give’ part.” As a director of Networking is one of the key tools for finding employment and a successful transition. transition and employment, I have spent countless hours serving veterans and spouses with gaining employment, developing programs that support their transition, and consulting employers on the best ways to recruit, hire, and retain veteran talent. […]

Interviewing Veterans (Part 2 of 2)

By | September 28th, 2018|Categories: Military Veteran Employment|

Some HR professionals have told me that it can be a little intimidating interviewing military veterans because they don’t know much about the military or the skills developed there.  Thus, this is the second post in a two-part series to help make the interview process a little easier and more impact for everybody! Peeling Back the Onion Service members are taught not to brag. Feel free to ask follow-up questions to get the information you are really looking for. For the reasons mentioned in the previous blog post, you may have to ask several follow-up questions to pull out the material you are really looking for. Service members [...]

JUSTIN CONSTANTINE’s TEDx TALK – YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE