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FridayNovember 24, 2017

Top 5 Tips for Veterans Navigating the Civilian Job Market

Hire a veteranAt first glance, the recent reports on the employment of veterans make it seem like things are looking up. For example, the overall unemployment rate for all veterans dipped down to 6.6 percent this year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

However, post 9/11 veterans have a 50 percent greater unemployment rate than the average civilian population, and even though studies show, according to Crain’s Detroit Business, that it’s good for business to hire veterans, it remains true that they have a more difficult time finding the jobs they want than their fellow non-veterans.

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Veterans Seeking Jobs Should Better Market their Service

Veterans DayJobipedia.org Experts Offer Advice to Veterans on Armed Forces Day

Washington, D.C. – On the occasion of Armed Forces Day—a day set aside annually on the third Saturday of May by many Americans who wish to thank military members for their patriotic service in support of our country—recruiting experts of jobipedia.org offer guidance to military veterans on how to best market their military service when seeking a job in the private sector.  Jobipedia.org is a free career advice website where hiring officials from America's leading employers, representing the largest companies in the U.S., answer questions for early career job seekers. 

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Nine Steps to Becoming a STEADFAST Leader

 Brig. Gen. Becky HalsteadRetired Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead, founder of STEADFAST Leadership, LLC, and the first female Commanding General in U.S. military history to lead at the strategic level in combat operations, talks how she developed prime leadership habits in the Army that carried over to civilian life.

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Mobile Apps for Veterans

Mobile AppsWith Veterans Day closely approaching, now more than ever the country will honor the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. 

Helping veterans re-acclimate themselves to society after their service is something we should all proudly take part in. Although there are lots of organizations that assist veterans with a variety of needs and services, many are unaware of the resources available to them. 

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What To Do If You've Been Exposed to Asbestos

Asbestos in VeteransAs with many other job-related hazards, asbestos exposure was an unavoidable reality for many men and women who served in the U.S. military. From Navy ship to Army bases, hundreds of government-owned properties were contaminated with asbestos. Working around the fibers was a common occurrence for many veterans.

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