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.
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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 presence, we are holding our first-ever Veterans Connect Career Fair. This event takes place Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort from 10 am – 2 pm and gives attendees the opportunity to interact with a number of Fortune 500 and 1000 companies actively hiring.
By attending this event, veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and their families have the ability to meet face-to-face with recruiters, pass out resumes, participate in onsite interviews, network with other veterans, and even obtain valuable resume and interview advice. While we are still accepting employer registrations, participating employers currently include:
If you are seeking employment, be sure to search Veterans.jobs for open positions in your area. With the implementation of the Military Crosswalk tool, you can even search by your MOC/MOS code, or look for jobs near your military base.
If you’re stationed in San Diego, or in the area on October 21, we encourage you to register online for this free event today and take advantage of the opportunity to network and, possibly, find the career you’ve been looking for!
As a veteran, have you ever had trouble finding a job and translating your specific military skills into equivalent civilian positions? About 8.3% of military veterans were unemployed for 2011. Even though that number is down from previous years, it is still difficult to find a job in today’s economy. The good news is that by visiting http://veterans.jobs, you can translate the skills you have and find the job that is right for you. The search box under Military allows you to search for jobs based on your military job title or code. Veterans.jobs has over 900,000 jobs from over 90,000 employers. Our research shows the top 5 Military titles with the most job listings include:
After finding a job you are interested in applying for, consider refreshing your resume by using this advice http://vimeo.com/42545834 on how to highlight your military skills.
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