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  • negatives of working from home

Overcoming Some of the Negatives of Working From Home

When I was in the military, the idea of working from home sounded like paradise. The way I saw it, I’d sleep in, work on my own schedule, and be free forever of a boss looking over my shoulder. As much as I loved the work I did, my fellow sailors and (on most days) ...

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  • jobs in manufacturing

3 Surprising Jobs in Manufacturing

For many veterans, manufacturing jobs bring to mind images of the old days of heavy industry—the gritty, dirty work of steel-making or the massive assembly lines of Detroit auto plants. While those kinds of traditional industrial jobs still exist, the face of manufacturing is changing. The industrial workforce is more technology-focused and diverse than ever ...

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  • get the most out of your gi bill education

4 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your GI Bill Education

Using the GI Bill to get a college degree is one of the best ways to improve long-term career outlook and earning power. Over the course of a lifetime, a degree can mean the difference of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The benefits of having a diploma hanging on your wall are so ...

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  • careers in insurance that dont require a college degree

6 Careers in Insurance That Don’t require a College Degree

Insurance is a mysterious thing. We rely on it, we expect it to be there when we need it, but most of us don’t really spend much time thinking about it. Heck, my father and grandfather worked in insurance for years, but if they get talking about the ins and outs of the business, even ...

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  • how to get a skilled trades job

How to Get a Skilled Trades Job After the Military

Let’s pretend you’re a veteran looking for a new career. I think that’s a reasonably safe bet, given the site you’re on right now. Next, let’s assume that you’re not interested in taking yourself out of the workforce by spending years in college to maybe get a better-paying job. Finally, let’s say that you like ...

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  • most popular defense jobs

Top 10 Most Popular Defense Contracting Jobs For Military Veterans

Getting out of the military can be a tough choice. Sometimes you’re ready to leave behind the oppressive facial hair guidelines, but you still want to feel like you’re part of the team. There is an option to still be part of the team that supports the men and women of the U.S. military while ...

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  • veterans interested in a writing career

A Guide for Veterans Interested in a Writing Career

If you’re reading this article, I bet you can tell that I’m a writer. I wrote the line you’re reading right now. This one too. I wrote this whole article, as a matter of fact. What might not be as obvious is that I am also a veteran. Five years ago, as I was preparing ...

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  • college study tips for veterans with kids

College Study Tips for Veterans With Kids

Even under the best of circumstances, college isn't easy. It isn't supposed to be easy. It's supposed to train and challenge you, to force you to grow and widen your view of your field and of the world.   There are many ways in which life can take that challenge and ratchet up the difficulty ...

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  • careers most veterans havent considered

5 Unique Careers Most Veterans Haven’t Considered

It might be nice if we lived in a world where careers were as simple as mixing equal parts education and hard work, and reaping the predictable and secure career that comes out of it. While there are some high-demand jobs that offer a more predictable career path, for many of us, our varied interests ...

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  • does grad school make sense for gi bill students

Does Grad School Make Sense for GI Bill Students?

It used to be that a lucrative and secure career meant four years of hard work at a university and then a move into the workforce. Veterans could use their GI Bill benefits to get a bachelor's degree, and feel confident that they'd set themselves up for a solid job until retirement. With more Americans seeking ...

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