When seeking jobs outside the military, many veterans look for ways to translate their military training into civilian terms. Lt. Col. Timothy Stoner of the Army Reserve is an Advisory principal at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in the cybersecurity and privacy practice. According to him, cybersecurity is one area where veterans may underestimate their own skills and training. Cybersecurity is a field that seems technical and intimidating but is well-suited for almost anyone who has spent time in the military. Hirepurpose sat down with Lt. Col. Stoner to talk about why more veterans should consider cybersecurity in their job search.
When some veterans transition to civilian life, they search for a job and seek to build careers that will use the skills they developed during their time in the military. While there are different strategies to translate military experience into a civilian resume, Byron Lambert took his own approach.
Editor’s Note: The following story highlights a veteran at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Committed to filling its ranks with talented members of the military community, PwC is a Hirepurpose client. Learn more here.
According to a report by Forbes, there will be over one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. Cybersecurity is a thriving market that is continuing to expand — it’s expected to grow from its current $75 billion a year to $170 billion by 2020. These jobs are highly lucrative, steady, and have excellent upward mobility potential. There are currently 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States alone, and demand is rising. Check out these seven Hirepurpose partners that are actively hiring veterans to fill these essential and rewarding roles.
You may be a big fan of the SEC and mild winters, or perhaps you appreciate superior barbecue — whatever your reason is, you’ve decided that the Southeast is the place for you. Hirepurpose partners with 100-plus companies across the United States — with many options in the southeastern states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. If you’re a transitioning service member or veteran seeking a job in one of these sunnier states, check out these seven Hirepurpose partners with job openings in the Southeast.
On May 5, the Joining Forces initiative — a nationwide effort calling on all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families — announced that 40 companies have pledged to hire more than 110,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years.