Education Database Helps You Choose Wisely

Thinking about starting or continuing your education online? There are many good resources that can help you choose an online education program and school that’s right for you. One such resource that was recently brought to my attention is the Continue reading

Focus on the Retention of Veterans

While considerable focus over the last few years has been on the recruitment of veterans, less has been given to the retention of veterans once they come on-board. The operative question becomes, “What can companies do to ensure they optimize Continue reading

Questions and Answers on Recruiting Military Veterans

Did you know that annually, almost 250,000 men and women leave active military service? The skills and experience they bring to the table are wide and varied, with corollaries in almost every civilian occupation. Approximately 20% serve the 20 years Continue reading

Get Connected with LinkedIn Groups

Joining groups on LinkedIn can grow your network exponentially and increase your online presence. Join relevant groups to connect with other veterans and individuals in your career field. Remember, fellow group members are people you can connect with directly on Continue reading

Using LinkedIn from a New Perspective

We’ve posted several articles on this blog describing how a job seeker can use social media sites, such as LinkedIn, to make their job search more effective. But in this article we offer an employer’s perspective on using LinkedIn for Continue reading

New Resume Tool Offers More

There’s a new resume tool designed specifically for veterans and transitioning service members that goes beyond what a military-to-civilian skills translator can do. The Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes recently unveiled the Personal Branding Resume Engine to help veterans Continue reading

Quick Tips to Improve your Linkedin Profile and Your Job Search

Recruiters are looking for candidates on Linkedin, so help them find you! A complete and well-constructed Linkedin profile will increase your chances of coming up in search results by recruiters and hiring managers. Here are some tips on how to Continue reading

Quick Tips on Transitioning to a Franchise

Have you ever considered franchise ownership for your next career after the military? According to the International Franchise Association’s VetFran website there are 66,000 veteran-owned franchises in the United States. Military veterans can make successful franchise owners namely because they Continue reading

Start Your Veteran-Owned Business

Many of the skills and personal qualities that are acquired from military service, such as patience, drive, perseverance, sacrifice, problem solving, and handling adversity, are all well-suited for becoming a successful entrepreneur. You may have little or no business experience, Continue reading

New Resource for Hiring and Retaining Military Veterans

Much has been written about the value of hiring military veterans, including some articles on this blog. However, it’s one thing to understand why you should hire veterans, it’s another thing to understand how to hire and especially retain those Continue reading