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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
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
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"
Iron Mountain’s flexibility and support are key for this military mom
Jackie Melendrez, wife of a Marine and the mother of two service members, knows about the demands of military life. For Iron Mountain, going the extra mile to give the routing all-star the work/life balance she needs was a no brainer
A disabled WWII veteran was at risk of falling through the cracks. Then other Texas vets stepped in
Six months ago, Larry Fromme rarely left his apartment, and he worried that he might get evicted as he struggled to pay his rent and buy groceries. Now he regularly meets with veterans who understand the stress of serving in the military and what it is like to be ignored
How two different paths led two veterans from the Marine Corps to Microsoft
Microsoft is hiring qualified talent with security clearances, and veterans are excellent candidates to fill these roles
5 things you need to know before getting out of the military
I don't claim to have any special insight other than a combination of stumbling and success, which might be the right combination of experiences to give others some tips.
Score More Cash From Your Tax Refund Thanks To These New DoD Policy Changes
As troops sit down to file their 2018 income tax returns, the Defense Department wants them to know that some significant changes in tax law could put more money in their pockets.
How One Veteran Found A Sense of Purpose At Motorola
Some people learn to love the jobs they have; some spend years searching for the perfect one. For some, it all comes together without even trying. For Travis Johnson, a Master Sergeant in the Louisiana National Guard, it was the latter
Commercial Airlines Are Desperate To Hire US Military Helicopter Pilots
Hundreds of other U.S. military helicopter pilots have taken attractive offers from American airlines trying ease a global pilot shortage.
Transitioning Home: One Vet’s Journey From The Marine Corps To Cintas
When military service is over, being able to return home is often top priority. For Thomas England, the end goal was to find a job back home in Kansas City so he could provide a stable life for his family. Through Cintas, he found an occasion to do just that and has thrived in the process.
Your Leadership Skills Are What Matter Most To Hiring Managers
Every great manager or director has to start somewhere: Joe McFarland, executive vice president at Lowe's, began as a sales...
Marine Corps To LabCorp – One Veteran’s Transition Success Story
Tom Schofield decided early in his senior year of high school that the military was for him — particularly the...
More Than 50,000 Afghanistan, Iraq Vets Are Challenging Their ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges In A New Class-Action Lawsuit
NEW HAVEN — Through the efforts of a Yale Law School clinic, more than 50,000 U.S. Army veterans of Iraq...
Get A Ticket To The Dance: A Sailor’s Desire For Higher Education Keeps Him Advancing
After graduating from a technical high school, Russ Carfagno began his working career as a mechanic in the air conditioning...
Finding Balance: How A Navy Reservist Serves His Country While Succeeding At Discover Financial Services
For David Oppenheim, life is all about balance. He juggles his military service, his civilian employment, and his family. Oppenheim’s oldest...
10 Things Vets Think They Know About Veteran Mental Health — And What They Get Wrong
If everyone is an expert on mental health and wellness, are we listening to those who are actually experts?There seems...
3 Ways Morgan Stanley Shows Loyalty And Commitment To Its Veteran Employees
“My father gave us two things we were never allowed to do,” Brent Crouch says. “The first was ride a...
How To Find Meaningful Work After The Military: Focus On Teamwork
Here's the 20th and final entry in our contest about finding meaningful work after leaving the armed services. I’ve really liked...
My Family Is At The Center Of My Life, And That’s Alright
No. 19 in our contest says you don’t have to find meaning in your work, that there are other places...
Veteran Turned Intuit Executive Offers Insight Into Making A Successful Transition
Some service members struggle when they first join the military as they try to adapt to the rules and requirements...
One Place to Find Post-Active Duty Meaning: In The Guard Or Reserves
Here's the 18th entry in our contest about how and whether to find meaning post-military. We are seeing some patterns...
How This Army Vet Is Helping Penske Increase Its Focus On Hiring Veterans
“My first day of ROTC at the University of New Hampshire was Sept. 11, 2001,” Sean Wilkins said. “I was...
My Job Is Just A Job. It’s My Volunteer Work That Gives Me A Sense Of Meaning
This is entry No. 16 in the meaningful contest. Bob Barrett writes: “My civilian job is a means to an...