Leaving the military is a monumental decision that often comes with a roller coaster of emotions. One of the most paralyzing elements of the transition to civilian life is the fear of the unknown. The loss of structure, accountability, community, and purpose may seem like a welcome dose of freedom, but in reality, can bring up overwhelming fear. Air Force veteran Jessica Johnson knows from experience. “After being deployed for a year, away from my toddler son, I knew it was time for me to leave,” she said. “But I had no idea what I wanted to do.”
We see it all the time: Military career fairs on base typically seek out service members with advanced technical training or even a four-year degree. That’s not the case with these eight companies that are actively seeking to hire those with combat arms experience. At Hirepurpose, we strive to find roles that our 100+ hiring partners have available for those of you who may not have had the opportunity to pursue higher education outside of your military career fields. This series includes numerous roles for our brothers and sisters at the pointy end of the spear. All of the jobs below are hand-picked and dedicated to you — so read, click, and apply.
May is Military Appreciation Month and an important part of this appreciation appropriately goes out to our dedicated military spouses. If you are a military spouse, you may have faced more than a few obstacles in finding a job that provides the flexibility, longevity, and portability needed to fit your family’s military lifestyle. The constant transitions, added burdens, and the emotional ups and downs of being married to a service member can be hard.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
If you are not a doctor, nurse or hospital administrator, you may not have taken a close look at the healthcare industry as an option for your next career. Just like many organizations, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies offer a large range of opportunity for veterans who are in transition from military to civilian life, no matter what your occupational specialty may be. From customer service to supply, hospitals, wellness companies, pharmacies and pharmaceutical developers and manufacturers need support staff, veterans with specialty skills and business leaders to be successful. Maintenance technicians, operations and business managers, supply technicians and engineers and more are needed to keep these businesses on top of their game.