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The power of reinvention: How a Marine Corps veteran adapted to find career success
From his humble beginnings in an East Baltimore City neighborhood, through his service in the Marine Corps, to exceeding his initial career goals with Terminix, Gregory Brown has redeveloped himself time and time again
The value of service: pursuing career success at McKesson
Despite coming from different backgrounds and having varied goals, military veterans find career success with nationwide health services company McKesson that recognizes and values the unique talents they bring to the table
Texas Army National Guardsman helps deliver oil wells for BP
“BP has been very supportive — from administrative to leadership — in continuing to serve in the National Guard"
Marine applies lessons from the Corps to corporate leadership
At first glance, there may not appear to be striking similarities between corporate staffing and the Marine Corps. However, Virgil Palumbo can quickly tell you how one easily translates to the other
Products for warfighters by warfighters
BAE Systems is dedicated to recruiting and employing veterans and transitioning them back to civilian life
Walmart to take veteran hiring programs to the next level
Brynt Parmeter spent almost 27 years in the Army, including time at West Point. After nearly six years in the private sector in Silicon Valley, he was named Walmart's new Senior Director of Military Programs in October, and he has big shoes to fill
Two reservists find support and flexibility at PayPal
"PayPal really cares for the whole person, and that includes veteran status"
No limits: How stepping outside of his comfort zone helped one veteran achieve success at Xerox
Brad Lieurance was never one to settle. From his time in college through his 25 years in the Army to his career with Xerox, he has pushed the limits and achieved success in ways he never thought possible. Now Lieurance is using his experiences to encourage others to step outside the career comfort zone.
Comcast isn’t just military-friendly, it’s military-ready
Today, Kimberly Bryant's family isn't merely surviving, they're thriving. "I wholly attribute where we are today to Comcast," she says.
Engineering his future: How US Cellular powers up one Marine
When the Marine Corps assigned John Mechkowski to the field of communications, he didn't imagine that several years later, he would work as an associate data network engineer at U.S. Cellular. His time in the military gave him experience that not only made him successful in his job search, but brought him to a veteran-friendly company that he loves
Playing to your strengths: How one veteran used his talents to find a career with WESCO
Air Force veteran Adam Gubitosi has many strengths. His 21-year career in the Air Force helped him hone the talents he already had and develop new traits to further his civilian career. By relying on his strengths — fostering personal growth, networking, and goal-setting — Gubitosi has created a successful career at WESCO Distribution, Inc.
Army Ranger finally finds work-life balance at The Home Depot
In 2009, Kristopher Green was an Army Ranger. If you asked him on the day of his discharge where he would be in 10 years, he wouldn't have said software engineering. But three career shifts later, the determination, problem-solving, and ability to work on a close-knit team developed in the 75th Ranger Regiment made him a perfect fit for The Home Depot's corporate headquarters in Atlanta
Navy vet claims Florida police department broke the law by not promoting him
In a letter, the city argued that Joshua Koop was denied a promotion to sergeant because he's already used the veteran's rule when he received a promotion last year to detective
US employers see vets as lacking emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, according to a major study
New research from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process indicates that although veteran job candidates are widely seen as possessing a "calm under pressure and having a get-it-done kind of attitude," they lack "creativity, interpersonal skills and emotional capacity"
Best Buy encourages veterans to ‘Be human, Make it real, and Think about tomorrow’
Best Buy's corporate culture is a great environment for people of diverse backgrounds, including military veterans
‘We work for Earth’ — How one Marine veteran continues serving his country at Republic Services
To Pedro Garcia, service is important. He was proudly committed to the Marine Corps for 14 years. These years were meaningful to him and it was challenging to leave the military behind. Luckily for Garcia, he discovered a career in the waste industry that not only shared many similarities with his military career but allowed him to continue serving his country
Change from the inside: How this Air Force vet is paving the way for veteran employees at Bayer
Rusty Thomas knows the value of veteran employees. A vet himself, he recognizes the specific benefits that military experience lends to the civilian workforce. Today, through his work at Bayer, Rusty is using that knowledge to serve veteran and military employees and to educate the civilian workforce on the myriad benefits that these employees bring to the table.
A Marine vet’s best advice for post-military life: Don’t drop your pack
"You just can't give up after the military. A lot of veterans go that way, then they lose that sense of belonging"
How a career at Lowe’s led to stability for one military spouse
Kristie Wooddell exemplifies the best qualities of a military spouse: She's driven, adaptable, and creative. After giving up her own profession to support her husband's military career, she sought other avenues to job success. Her path has culminated in a thriving career at Lowe's
Employers value veterans’ ‘do-whatever-it-takes’ work ethic, according to a hiring expert
With an estimated 200,000 service members exiting the military in the United States annually, post-service career placement is a critical issue. One of the biggest obstacles veterans face is translating their military skills for a civilian job market
The Air Force veteran who helps others bring their whole selves to work at Comcast
Kelly Bronson has a fulfilling job: He spends his days seeking the best and most varied talent and bringing them to Comcast. To do this, he leans on the lessons gained in his 27-year career with the Air Force and his passion for diversity and inclusion
Walgreens wants a few good veterans for future leadership
Walgreens recently announced a pledge to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years
How one systems engineer went from being a standout in the Air Force to a standout at T-Mobile
Otto Chan-Arias found his way from the Air Force to working as a Senior Unix Systems and Design Engineer at T-Mobile
Army veteran brings compassion to bootcamp, sales, and hospitality
Samanthia Shilo says her time in the Army Reserves taught her to stay calm under pressure, manage her time effectively, exercise self-discipline, and relate to people from different cultural backgrounds, skills she now uses daily