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4 things to know before entering the civilian workforce after disability retirement
Disability isn’t an unemployment sentence
The transition you never asked for: Finding meaning after losing your military career to disability
You can build back your life
Veterans need to be honest about their loneliness and boredom after serving
The best and worst thing about being in the military is that it is all-consuming.
You’re married – now what? A simple guide to packing your parachute
Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge into married life, which, while exciting, can come with more paperwork than your first day at MEPS. To help simplify the process for you I’ve put together four important steps to help square away your new life together.
How this Army veteran found meaning in emergency management
For Lorenzo Leon, coming home was almost as difficult as deploying in the first place
How to position yourself for a post-service career in technology
The job outlook for technology careers is booming, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a projected 11% growth rate between 2019 and 2029. That’s more than half a million jobs with a median income of $88,240, compared to all other occupations, which have a median income of just $39,810. Before you tell yourself you aren’t qualified for a technology career, know this — most technology jobs don’t require more than a bachelor’s degree, if that, and with less than five years of career field experience, you could potentially find yourself earning a six-figure salary with the right skills and certifications.
Civilian Packing List: Everything you need for a successful transition out of the military
Here are some essentials to pack with you that will make sure you are prepared for your new assignment as a civilian.
7 things you need to do before leaving the military
Facing the next chapter in your life after the military can feel daunting when you think about everything you need to accomplish before joining the civilian ranks
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.
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"
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"
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...
How This Army Vet Found A Career He Loves At A Veteran-Friendly Company
The military may force you to grow up and learn responsibility. Along the way, you may also learn about leadership,...
‘Oneness’: How One Army Vet Found Community After Leaving the Military
Ask any veteran what he or she misses most about the military and the answer will more than likely be...
How To Translate Skills From Your Military Experience Into A Civilian Career
When some veterans transition to civilian life, they search for a job and seek to build careers that will use...
The 20 Best Cities For Veterans To Live In
Looking for a place to hang that framed DD-214 after leaving the military? No, of course not. Nobody does that....
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy Prepares Veteran For Successful Career Through Staffing Firm Robert Half
Like many transitioning service members, Jason Russell struggled with translating his valuable Army experience and knowledge as a helicopter mechanic...
Who Gets to Call Themselves a Combat Veteran? Women Vets as Political Candidates
Welcome to The Bridge, a regular column from Andrea N. Goldstein on the experience and challenges of transitioning from the military to civilian...
How To Create Community After Your Military Service Is Over
Within two weeks of moving to New York City, I found myself sitting in a room at the Y. Around...
How To Get Out Of The Military With A Lot More Paper In Your Wallet Than Just A DD-214
The day has finally arrived. You sprint out of the company office, bounding across the grass as SNCOs and boot-tenants...
This Hospital Just Received Its Largest Single Donation Ever To Help Veterans With PTSD
Rush University Medical Center will receive up to $45 million — its largest single donation ever — from the Wounded...