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5 Hot Jobs For Veterans With Finance Experience And Analytical Skills
Editor’s Note: The following article highlights job listings from Hirepurpose clients that are committed to filling its ranks with talented members of the military community. Learn more here.
A number of military-friendly companies are currently seeking veterans of varying ranks to fill exciting roles in the fields of finance and business analytics. Those former service members who possess an aptitude for numbers and have experience interpreting data will definitely want to check these jobs out.
This entry-level finance position with Robert Half is well-suited for those veterans who served as financial management resource analysts, financial management technicians, finance specialists, or any job that required working with operational numbers and systems. Robert Half is the world’s largest specialized staffing services firm with over 350 locations, serving companies across all industries. In addition to recruiting and developing veterans and their families, the company offers generous benefits and training programs.
Bank of America Home Loans, a division of one of America’s leading financial institutions, has an opportunity for a quantitative research associate within its loss forecasting and credit analytics organization. The organization’s military recruiting efforts have been recognized on a national level as a top "Military-Friendly" employer by G.I. Jobs, and the Military Edge. Veterans and family members who have at least two years of experience in finance and the ability meet deadlines and multitask will feel right at home in this role. A familiarity with data environments and effective communication skills is also highly desired.
This job opening with TD Bank, is an excellent opportunity for former military officers who have trained in the area of data collection, operational risk and process analysis. Those with a tactical mindset, five-to-seven years of experience, and the ability to present complex ideas to varying audiences will rise to the top of the talent pool here. As one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, TD Bank provides a variety of financial services that are anchored in over 1,300 retail community bank branches along the East Coast. Their commitment to diversity and excellence leads them to heavily recruit those who have served.
Transitioning service members with an engineering background and exceptional analytical skills will want to explore this opening with General Electric. GE recognizes the strategic thinking and values that are central to the military community and currently employs over 10,000 veterans. Ideal candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, strong analytical skills, leadership experience, a focus on process improvement, and the ability to pay attention to detail.
Noncommissioned and junior officers who spent significant time crunching numbers and analyzing operational data will find their skills directly transferable to this analyst role with Scotts Miracle-Gro. Scotts is a proud supporter of military veterans and maintains outstanding programs that support active reserve and guard associates. Competitive applicants need two years experience in a finance or analytics role, a familiarity with budgeting and forecasting, proficiency with computer applications, and the ability to work independently.
‘I made promises to the people that I lost’— How the Iraq war forged a Navy SEAL’s path to Harvard Medical School and NASA
Navy Lt. Jonny Kim went viral last week when NASA announced that he and 10 other candidates (including six other service members) became the newest members of the agency's hallowed astronaut corps. A decorated Navy SEAL and graduate of Harvard Medical School, Kim in particular seems to have a penchant for achieving people's childhood dreams.
However, Kim shared with Task & Purpose that his motivation for living life the way he has stems not so much from starry-eyed ambition, but from the pain and loss he suffered both on the battlefields of Iraq and from childhood instability while growing up in Los Angeles. Kim tells his story in the following Q&A, which was lightly edited for length and clarity:
You can almost smell the gunpowder in the scene captured by a Marine photographer over the weekend, showing a Marine grunt firing a shotgun during non-lethal weapons training.
A Marine grunt stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina is being considered for an award after he saved the lives of three people earlier this month from a fiery car crash.
Cpl. Scott McDonell, an infantry assaultman with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, was driving down Market Street in Wilmington in the early morning hours of Jan. 11 when he saw a car on fire after it had crashed into a tree. Inside were three victims aged 17, 20, and 20.
"It was a pretty mangled wreck," McDonell told ABC 15. "The passenger was hanging out of the window."
New Vietnam War movie 'The Last Full Measure' takes some well-deserved shots at the military’s award process
Todd Robinson's upcoming Vietnam War drama, The Last Full Measure, is a story of two battles: One takes place during an ambush in the jungles of Vietnam in 1966, while the other unfolds more than three decades later as the survivors fight to see one pararescueman's valor posthumously recognized.
With ISIS trying to reorganize itself into an insurgency, most attacks on U.S. and allied forces in Iraq are being carried out by Shiite militias, said Air Force Maj. Gen. Alex Grynkewich, the deputy commander for operations and intelligence for U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria.
"In the time that I have been in Iraq, we've taken a couple of casualties from ISIS fighting on the ground, but most of the attacks have come from those Shia militia groups, who are launching rockets at our bases and frankly just trying to kill someone to make a point," Grynkewich said Wednesday at an event hosted by the Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.