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Adapting Your Military Skills to Fit Corporate America

After 21 years of service in the military, Mike Bazinet of Grifols knows the struggles veterans face when entering corporate America. Watch the video below as he share his advice on how to adapt to a new environment using skills you learned during military training. For additional resources and job seeker advice, visit the Social . . . Read More

How to Work with Local Veteran Organizations

Companies often reach out to organizations, like Easter Seals Dixon Center, to help find qualified veterans for their open positions. Learn from HUB International’s Charles Lilly on how they work with local veteran organizations to gain referrals, as well as tips on how to find a career you love.

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Career Resources for Veterans and Military Spouses

Learn more about career resources for veterans and military spouses from the President of Hiring Our Heroes.
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Veteran Job Seekers Should Do a Self-Assessment

Learn why service members should take the time to do a self-assessment when transitioning to the civilian workforce.

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Underemployment is Real

Have you ever been underemployed? By definition, underemployment means “employed at a low-paying job that requires less skill or training than one possesses.” In the United States, the underemployment rate is 13.8 percent. How many friends and family members do you know that are underemployed? There are three types of Underemployment; Underemployment by Choice, Underemployment . . . Read More

Resume Advice for Military Veterans

Imagine being on a recruitment team that receives over 60,000 applicants, but only has 2,100 job openings available. Companies like J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. face this challenge every year. While it’s vital for a job seeker’s resume to standout, veterans have to focus on pertinent items and resist the temptation of listing everything they’ve ever done. Veteran and Senior Director of Human Resources, Eric Airola, shares resume advice for military veterans so they can improve their chances of being hired.

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How To Translate Military Skills to an Employer

Translating military experience can be a unique challenge for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. Kevin Fretz, HR Director at Severn Trent Services, discusses how veterans were able to get their foot in the door by aligning their skills with the company’s needs and goals.

Maximizing Your Veterans Connect Career Fair Experience

After success in San Diego, California in October of 2013, we will once again be hosting a Veterans Connect Career Fair –– this time in the Washington, D.C. metro area! Now more than ever, companies are looking to employ veterans, transitioning service members and their families to improve the labor market and provide opportunities to . . . Read More

Introducing VetConnect.DirectEmployers.org – An Online Resource for Veterans and Employers

DirectEmployers Association has created a new resource to help better connect veterans, transitioning military personnel and military families with employers who are offering meaningful civilian jobs. Through the website VetConnect.DirectEmployers.org, both employers and servicemembers can find opportunities to interact via in-person career fairs and online career fairs, as well as resources to help ease the . . . Read More

Veterans Connect Career Fair Preview

DirectEmployers Association and its Members make a concerted effort to reach veterans, military personnel and their families through a variety of partnerships and initiatives, including online and onsite career fairs. This fall, we are hosting the 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference in San Diego, California. To kick off the event and embrace the local military . . . Read More

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