Why Veterans Have Advantages In The Civilian Job Market

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Ellerie Rollins, a quality assurance specialist with Defense Contract Management Agency Special Programs in New Hampshire, takes advantage of office time with agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, during a recent job shadowing opportunity at the agency headquarters.
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While you may not think that the lessons taught in boot camp are applicable in the civilian world, think again. When you transition, even the simplest lessons from your training will provide an edge over civilian job seekers.


Many corporate employers find veterans to be attractive candidates in the hiring process because of the characteristics they developed in training.

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As a veteran, you are held to standards of timeliness, teamwork, and responsibility. These traits are highly sought after by employers in the civilian world, and veterans have the advantages in all those areas.

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