Articles 2017-05-12T12:47:50+00:00

G.I. Jobs- The #1 Blog For Military Veterans.

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  • jobs with the least competition

20 Jobs That Pay Over $100k With The Least Competition

Original article by Glassdoor Company ratings, benefits, and perks, plus salary are all factors that ...

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Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans 2017

If you’re passionate about computers, you’re in luck. Seven of the 2017 Top 25 ...

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Accountant & Auditor

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% job ...

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Computer Information Systems Manager

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 15% job ...

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Customer Service Representative

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% job ...

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Operations Manager

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5-8% job ...

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Computer Systems Analyst

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 14% job ...

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Software Application Developer

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 14% job ...

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First-line Supervisor: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5-8% job ...

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Human Resources Manager

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9% job ...

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First-line Supervisor: Office & Administrative Workers

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5-8% job ...

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Sales Account Representative

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 6% job ...

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Electrician

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 14% job ...

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Cyber Security Analyst

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 18% job ...

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Software Systems Developer

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 17% job ...

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First-line Supervisor: Transportation, Material-Moving & Vehicle Operators

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 2-4% job ...

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CDL Driver & Operator

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5% job ...

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Computer Hardware Engineer

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 3% job ...

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First-line Supervisor: Construction & Trade Workers

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% job ...

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Automotive Technician & Mechanic

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5% job ...

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Aircraft/Aviation Technician

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 1% job ...

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Diesel Engine Specialist

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% job ...

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Welder

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 4% growth ...

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Web Developer

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 27% (!) ...

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Sales: Financial Services

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 10% growth ...

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Registered Nurse

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 16% growth ...

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Marketing Manager

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% growth ...

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  • re-brand yourself for a new career

How to Re-brand Yourself for the Career that You Actually Want

Transitioning from the military is filled with a variety of challenges that require us to ...

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  • most popular defense jobs

15 Jobs on the Endangered List

Original article by Amy Elisa Jackson During the decade of 2014-2024, U.S. employment is projected ...

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  • ways to job search when you already have one

7 Undercover Ways to Job Search When You Already Have One

Original article by Emily Moore As someone who closed the deal on a new job ...

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  • amazon veterans apprenticeship program

Amazon Offers Paid Internships for 10,000 Veterans

In May of 2016, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced at the White House his company’s ...

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  • employee benefits and perks

Top 20 Employee Benefits and Perks for 2017

Original article by the Glassdoor Team Unlimited vacation? Been there, done that. Work-from-home Fridays? Par ...

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  • things to never say in a salary negotiation

9 Things to Never Say in a Salary Negotitation

Original article by Amy Elisa Jackson You’re 96% sure that you are ready to schedule ...

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  • words to never include in your resume

21 Words To Never Include In Your Resume

Original article by Amy Elisa Jackson We have all heard the saying, “You’ll never get ...

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  • types of companies you should never work for

7 Types of Companies You Should Never Work For

Original article by Amy Elisa Jackson No matter how desperate you are for a job, ...

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  • lessons i wish i had learned before my military transition

Top 10 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Before My Military Transition

A year ago, my wife and I decided that we were at a decision point ...

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  • tips for changing occupations

New Year, New Career: 5 Tips for Changing Occupations

Original article by Elka Torpey Do you ever wonder if the grass is greener in ...

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  • jobs veterans can use their security clearance for

8 Jobs Veterans Can Use Their Security Clearance For

Many positions in the military require a security clearance, but did you know that there ...

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  • ways veterans can make the most out of linkedin

7 New Ways Veterans Can Make the Most Out of LinkedIn

At G.I. Jobs we regularly champion how LinkedIn can benefit active, transitioning and veteran service ...

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  • financial services jobs

3 Financial Services Jobs You Didn’t Know You Were Qualified For

Many career fields in the military give veterans a great deal of options when looking ...

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  • how to professionally quit a job

How to Professionally Quit a Job You Hate

Many people get up every day and go to jobs they hate. Whether it’s a ...

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  • becoming a teacher after the military

So You’re Interested in Becoming a Teacher After the Military…

The world of teaching can be a rewarding and meaningful career choice. If you’re reading ...

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  • professional ways to brag

3 Professional Ways To Brag On Yourself and Land The Job

By  Katherine Gauthier Raise your hand if you have ever applied for a job. Now ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  • respond to a job offer

How Long Can You Take to Respond to A Job Offer?

You mastered the interview questions and answers and It happened! You've been offered a job. ...

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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 ...

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Get a Job You’ll Love in 90 Days

When it comes to career advice, there’s a huge consensus that you should find your ...

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  • job search apps for veterans

4 Job Search Apps Veterans Should Be Using Right Now

Are you looking for a job board for veterans? Using apps right on your phone ...

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  • transferable soft skills

7 Transferable Soft Skills to Capitalize on in Your Civilian Job Search

As a service member, you’ve gained a plethora of hard skills on the job that ...

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  • main things you need to know about applicant tracking systems

3 Main Things You Need to Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

Have you spent hours applying to jobs posted on company websites only to hear nothing ...

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  • help your spouse re-launch their professional career

5 Smart Strategies to Help Your Spouse Re-Launch Their Professional Career

Your spouse has made many sacrifices to remain by your side while you pursue your ...

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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 ...

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  • what to do if you didnt get the job

What To Do If You Didn’t Get The Job…

You might have done all your homework. You did your research, got together a great ...

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  • what to do if you did not get the job you wanted

5 Actions You Must Take After You Accept a Job Offer

Congrats! You have the job offer in hand and start in two weeks. You can ...

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  • self-awareness

Self-Awareness as a Career Transition Tool

When you make the decision to leave the military, you and those around you usually ...

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  • what is a cover letter

What is a Cover Letter and Why Do I Need One?

It’s likely that the job you are applying for requires a cover letter, to which you ...

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  • havent heard back from the interview

You Haven’t Heard Back After the Interview. What Now?

The agony of defeat. Over a week has passed since your interview and still no ...

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  • jobs you can jump right into after the military

Jobs You Can Jump Right into After the Military – No Degree Required

Because why not just keep working and making money? Nowhere will you find a mandate ...

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  • choosing the right job

Choosing the Right Job as a Military Veteran

Truthfully, there are a lot more jobs for veterans than often realized — logical, really ...

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  • how to clean up your social media profiles during your job search

How to Clean Up Your Social Media Profiles During Your Job Search

Hey! How’s your social media looking these days? Pretty good? Let me check… Dude, dudette ...

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  • exciting jobs for adrenaline junkies

Exciting Jobs For Adrenaline Junkies

Exciting Jobs For Adrenaline Junkies! Jen Sharp understands risk. She routinely harnesses first-time skydivers to ...

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  • career building tips

Career-Building Tips While on Active Duty

Separating from active duty can be tough. Those of us who have been through it can ...

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  • asking for job references

Asking for Job References: The How and the Who

Did TAP class cover asking for job references? Or did you fall asleep during that ...

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  • most asked interview question

How to Answer the Most Asked Interview Question

The most asked interview question is also one of the most difficult interview questions to ...

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Fighting For You

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  • trucking companies hiring veterans

5 Trucking Companies Hiring Veterans Right Now!

It’s no secret that veterans possess the kinds of skills and training that many employers ...

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  • job search apps

5 Job Search Apps for Service Members

Have you taken our Transition Readiness Quiz yet? If you have, and you are ready ...

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  • federal resume vs civilian resume

Federal Resume vs. Civilian Resume – What You Must Include!

Do you have your eyes set on working for the federal government as you transition ...

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  • What to expect during the interview process

What to Expect During the Hiring Process

As a military member, you’ve come to expect things to happen in a certain way. ...

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  • Roehl Transport

Roehl Transportation Wants To Hire Veterans Right Now!

The transition from the military world to civilian life can be overwhelming. Roehl Transportation understands ...

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  • top industries hiring military veterans

Where the Jobs Are: 5 Hot Industries Hiring in the New Year

Need a civilian job when you get out of the military? The Labor Department provides ...

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  • Aviation Jobs

How To Get A Job In Aviation Maintenance

Aviation maintenance technicians are in constant demand and can be a great career choice for ...

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How to Handle Tough Job Interview Questions. Ace the Interview!

We’ve all been there at one point or another. Whether it’s a promotion board, an ...

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  • manufacturing jobs for veterans

A Veteran Meets Modern Manufacturing

Photo Credit: bestreviews.com What really goes into modern manufacturing? A lot more than you might assume. ...

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  • Fjob interview tips, tricks and advice

Interview Preparation Tips And Advice

Most of the interview preparation tips and advice you come across are focused on what you ...

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  • interview preparation

Interview Preparation: Ensure You Complete Your Mission

As a former P-3 mission commander, I knew the success of my mission and the ...

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  • post-interview follow-up

How to Master the Post-Interview Follow-Up

Your job interview is the culmination of a lot of work. You've prepared and polished ...

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  • tough job interview tips

3 Reasons Why a Tough Job Interview is Better for You

In a previous article we discussed 5 things to do to prepare for a job ...

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  • how to prepare for job interview questions

5 Must-Know Interview Tips That Will Get You Hired!

The interview process can feel stacked in favor of the employer, but that isn’t necessarily ...

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  • interview advice for military veterans

Pre-Game Your Job Interview With These 5 Best Interviewing Tips for Military Veterans

Upfront apologies — no alcoholic beverages involved — just some of our best interviewing tips ...

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  • interview questions

What Your Interviewer Is Thinking (But May Not Ask)

Interviews are stressful. What will you be asked? What is the interviewer looking for? The ...

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  • career development

4 Answers to ‘Why Do You Want to Work at This Company?’

One of the most common interview questions is, "Why do you want to work for ...

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  • military values

6 Ways to Present Your Core Values in an Interview

What is it that defines a core value? Core values are those traits or virtues ...

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  • how to talk about your biggest weakness in an interview

Who Else Wants To Master This Interview Question: What Is Your Biggest Weakness?

  If you're transitioning out of the military and looking for a job, there are ...

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  • scheduling interview

5 Steps for Scheduling the Premier Interview Slot

When you get a call for an interview, it may be after months of searching, ...

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  • interview

10 Impressive Questions to Ask in an Interview

That application you submitted resulted in an interview, and now you're ready to land the job. ...

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  • what to do after the interview

What to Do After the Interview

A firm handshake should not be the last memory you leave with an interviewer. Make ...

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  • how to talk about a prior service injury

How to Talk About a Prior Service Injury (Without Scaring Employers)

One reality facing some veterans is prior service injuries. These can be as simple and harmless ...

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  • companies that want to hire veterans

6 Companies That Want To Hire Veterans Right NOW!

Whether you’re preparing for your upcoming transition into the civilian sector or you’ve been out ...

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  • Defense Contracting

How Long Should You Stay in Your Defense Contractor Position? We Break It Down!

Photo Credit: RAF Brize Norton   Gone are the days that company loyalty is valued ...

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Defense Contractor Jobs For Veterans – You’re A Perfect Fit!

Photo Credit: Dan Kuttel   Let us start out with a definition of defense contractor ...

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Veteran Recruiting Agency Orion International Tells All Webinar. A Must Watch!

Bri Phillis, Digital Marketing Manager for G.I. Jobs, interviewed the team at  Orion International,  the ...

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Intelligence Analyst

Average Salary: $79,870 What They Do They collect information from a variety of sources, including ...

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Registered Nurse

Average Salary: $66,640 What They Do Nurses provide care to ill, injured, disabled or convalescent ...

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Commercial Driver

Average Salary: $48,793 What They Do There are lots of things you can drive, from ...

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Bank Branch Manager

Average Salary: $57,745 What They Do Bank managers run the bank branch – sometimes more ...

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Claims Representative

Average Salary: $44,520 What They Do Claims representatives guide customers through the insurance claims process, ...

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Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans 2016

Get the updated 2017 Hot Jobs For Veterans Download Right Now! Getting Out? Don’t ...

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Clinical Technician

Average Salary: $49,310 What They Do These pros work behind the scenes in hospitals, clinics ...

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Retail Store Manager

Average Salary: $55,825 What They Do They’re in charge of the day-to-day operations of a ...

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Front-Line Supervisor: Construction

Average Salary: $65,292 What They Do This is another one that doesn’t need a lengthy ...

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HR Manager

Average Salary: $57,340 What They Do Human resources managers oversee a company’s recruiting and hiring ...

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Training & Development Specialist

Average Salary: $57,340 What They Do Not a whole lot of detail needed for this ...

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Software Engineer

Average Salary: $97,990 What They Do These much-in-demand professionals design, develop and test the software ...

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Manufacturing Technician

Average Salary: $58,130 What They Do Manufacturing technicians use mechanical and technical skills to set ...

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Communications Technician

Average Salary: $55,190 What They Do They set up, troubleshoot, maintain and fix telecommunications systems ...

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Finance Services & Accounting Manager

Financial Advisor Average Salary: $81,060 Accounting Manager Average Salary: $78,678 What They Do This career ...

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Field Service Representative

Average Salary: $58,145 What They Do Field service representatives are part of a company’s customer ...

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Industrial Systems Operators

Average Salary: $46,169 What They Do They manufacture goods in a variety of industries, performing ...

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Electrical & Mechanical Technicians

Average Salary: $53,070   What They Do Electrical and mechanical technicians use their knowledge of ...

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Asset Protection Officer

Average Salary: $64,000 What They Do Simply put, they figure out how to prevent the ...

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Engineer

Average Salary: $101,111 What They Do This is a super broad umbrella that encompasses dozens ...

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Operations & Facilities Manager

Average Salary: $69,877 What They Do These professionals oversee the day-to-day operations of stores, offices, ...

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Sales Rep & Business Development

Average Salary: $55,020 What They Do Sales reps sell products or services that their company ...

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Customer Service Manager/Rep

Average Salary: $83,566   What They Do Their goal is to keep customers happy and ...

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Logistician & Supply Chain Manager

Average Salary: $73,870 What They Do Few organizations know how to move stuff like the ...

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Information Technology Specialist

Average Salary: $61,380 What They Do These pros use their technical expertise to maintain the ...

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Business Operations Manager

Average Salary: $97,270 What They Do It depends on the business and industry where they ...

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Is Pharmaceutical Sales a Good Career Path? We Think So!

Photo Credit: media.wweek One thing we all know about the medical field is that it ...

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Truck Driving Jobs For Veterans? 6 Reasons Why You’re A Good Fit!

Photo Credit: Scania Group   Military service can be a powerful advantage in the job ...

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What Exactly Is a Diversified Service Company and How Can it Benefit You?

Photo Credit: FusionCareerServices Ltd As you head into full job search mode, you might run ...

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Troops to Energy Jobs Program – Who Else Wants A Power Career?

Photo Credit: Engineers Australia If you’re a veteran looking to translate military skills into a ...

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Judicious Jurist

Careful use of his education benefits allows a former airman to get the most out ...

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Why Solar Energy Careers For Veterans Are Hot!

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior In a previous post titled  "Solar Energy Industry ...

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Can You Go to College While Still in the Military? Important Details You Need To Know.

Education is freedom. It provides more opportunities and fewer restrictions in the workforce. While deciding ...

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  • trade schools for military veterans

How to Use Your Military Experience to Get a Job

According to reported statistics by Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), 7.3 percent of all living ...

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12 Reasons Why You Should Hire Military Veterans

Original Article First appeared on Victory Media. Here is the original link. http://victorymedia.com/12-reasons-to-hire-military-veterans/ Hiring military veterans ...

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What Percent of College Graduates Are Unemployed?

After eight years of decline and slow growth, the U.S. labor market seems to have ...

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Can You Guess These 10 Jobs That Pay $100k Without a Degree?

Photo Credit: Thomas Brenner You read our first article about jobs that pay $100k, so ...

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7 Reasons Why Companies Hire Veterans

Photo Credit: David Martín Why do companies hire veterans? It is your work ethic that you bring ...

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Attention Veterans: A Military Friendly® Employer Wants To Hire You!

Photo Credit: U.S. Dept. of Defense In the face of high unemployment rates among our ...

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  • programs for veterans in the finance industry

Top Programs for Veterans in the Finance Industry

Are you high-energy, driven, extremely organized, detail-oriented, flexible and able to manage stress well? Do ...

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What the GRE Really Means for Veterans

Photo Credit: Eric E Castro A lot of mystery seeps into conversations about the infamous ...

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Did You See The 5 Best Civilian Jobs For Military Veterans?

 We know there are a lot of military veterans looking for jobs, but how do ...

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Combined Insurance: Who Else Wants A Great Career?

Pictured is Sgt. Spencer Miller Sgt. Spencer Miller leads a team of 10 sales agents ...

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Here’s How Manfred von Richtofen Became the Red Baron

Photo Credit: Photo: Wikipedia/German Federal Archives “The Red Baron” remains one of history’s most feared ...

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Starbucks Helping Veterans Make a Smooth Transition to Civilian Life

Pictured is Susan Camoroda, Army and National Guard veteran. Walk into any Starbucks in America ...

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What You Need To Know About Other-Than-Honorable Discharge

Photo Credit: The U.S. Army  Unfortunately, all too often I am asked what members should ...

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5 High-Paying Non-Desk Jobs That You Will Actually Have Fun Doing!

Photo Credit: USFWS Mountain-Prairie For some veterans, the regular cycling between locations is one of ...

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Retail Industry — Insiders Tell All!

Sgt. Kendrick Bell wanted a job with a strong leadership role when he was separating ...

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Going From Active Duty to Stay-at-Home Dad

Photo Credit: Public Affairs Office Fort Wainwright More fathers are choosing to stay home with ...

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What Does A Video Game Developer Do?

Game on! There’s an infinite number of career paths for America’s young veterans in entertainment. ...

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How to Get a Job in Construction Management

Do you crave accomplishment? Carrying out missions, relaying orders and landing supervisory roles are strengths ...

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5 Different Types of Jobs in Agriculture for Veterans

If you’re like most people, the first image that comes to mind when you think ...

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  • negotiate a job offer

5 Rules Every Transitioning Vet Needs to Know About How to Negotiate a Job Offer

Photo Credit: Creative Commons Let’s be candid. You may have negotiated a hostage release, brokered ...

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How NOT to Go From Fit to Fat

You remember the shouts from basic training: "Run faster!" "Don't stop!" "Push harder!" These statements sometimes ...

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Get Hired With Education AND Experience

What do employers value more in a veteran hire — education or experience? The answer ...

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5 Big Professional Networking Takeaways

By definition, professional networking is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups or ...

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3 Tried and True Methods for Getting the All-Powerful Informational Interview

Imagine if the first interview with your dream company wasn’t a traditional job interview. Imagine ...

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  • HBX CORe

A Veteran’s Ivy League Experience with Harvard Business School’s HBX CORe

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Are you just wrapping up your undergrad and wondering what’s next? Have you just finished ...

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Military Choice

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Here are 10 programs to consider that fit well with military training and experience for ...

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On The Rise

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The following education programs were mentioned often enough by the 2017 Military Friendly® Employers ...

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Certificates & Diplomas

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Not every transitioning service member wants – or needs – to earn a four-year college ...

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  • veteran entrepreneurship advice

Why The Military Is The Best Entrepreneurship Training Program In America

This story was originally posted in Forbes on August 3, 2016 by Mark L. Rockefeller, Co-Founder & ...

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How You Can Get the Most Out of Owning Your Own Business

Attention veterans and even military spouses! If military life has taught you how to execute ...

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  • patriot boot camp

What I Learned from Patriot Boot Camp

This post originally appeared on the Candl Blog on July 8, 2016 In June, I traveled to ...

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5 Proven Steps to Starting Your Veteran-Owned Business

This article is an excerpt from the award-winning book, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur.  “Veteran entrepreneurs ...

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5 Essentials for Veterans Launching Technology Startups

Military veteran Chuck Wallace began his career as a U.S. Air Force pilot, teaching undergraduates ...

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  • veteran entrepreneur help

Are You A Veteran Entrepreneur Looking For Help? Read This First.

“One of these days I’ll start my own veteran-owned business, but I need assistance.” This ...

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Join us for Vetrepreneur Week!

Welcome to Vetrepreneur Week on G.I. Jobs! An online event with six webinar sessions and speakers: Session 1: ...

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  • how to get funding for a veteran owned business

8 Ways to Fund Your Veteran-Owned Startup Right Now!

Believe it or not, the military does an excellent job in preparing veterans to start ...

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  • veteran entrepreneur guide

How I Learned What ‘Growth’ Means

I was sitting in TAP class at Fort Irwin, pretty miserable. There was no wifi ...

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  • franchise opportunities for veterans

2 Unique Franchise Opportunities For Veterans

Even though the job market and overall economy have been slowly recovering recently, finding a job ...

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  • veteran entrepreneurship

Veteran Entrepreneurship: Advice From A Fellow Veteran!

Prior to stepping back into the classroom, I was already entertaining entrepreneurial interests. At the ...

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Charles Edward Williams Jr., 7-Eleven

Franchisee: Charles Edward Williams Jr. Military Branch: Army Years Served: 24 Highest Pay Grade: E7-E9: ...

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Franchise Success Profile: JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

Franchisee Success Profile - Russell Schermerhorn Owner, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, Roseville, Calif. ...

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Franchise Success Profile: Dream Vacations, A CruiseOne Company

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Franchise Success Profile: Garage Force

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Franchise Success Profile: 7-Eleven

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15 Hot Franchises for Veterans: 2016 Edition

Thousands of veterans are putting their military skills to use as franchise owners. The International ...

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Dream Vacations, a CruiseOne Company

Founded: 1992 HQ: Fort Lauderdale, FL. Total Investment: $3,500-$7,840 Military Discounts or Incentives: 20% discount off the franchise ...

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Anytime Fitness

Founded: 2002 HQ: Hastings, Minn. Total Investment: $62,900 - $417,900 Military Discounts or Incentives: 20% off franchise fee, discounts ...

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Amerispec

Founded: 1988 HQ: Deerfield Beach, Fla. Total Investment: $40,000 Military Discounts or Incentives: 15% off franchise fee Royalties: 7% ...

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Coverall

Founded: 1985 HQ: Deerfield Beach, Fla. Total Investment: $16,839 - $49,505 Military Discounts or Incentives: 10% off franchise fee ...

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Furniture Medic

Founded: 1996 HQ: Memphis, Tenn. Total Investment: $50,000 Military Discounts or Incentives: 15% off franchise fee Royalties: 7% ...

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  • junk king

Junk King

Founded: 2005 HQ: San Carlos, Calif. Total Investment: $75,000-$150,000 Military Discounts or Incentives: 20% off franchise fee Royalties: 8% ...

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Two Men And A Truck

Founded: 1985 HQ: Lansing, Mich. Total Investment: $75,000-$555,550 Military Discounts or Incentives: 10% off franchise fee Royalties: 6% ...

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SNAP Fitness

Founded: 2003 HQ: Chanhassen, Minn. Total Investment: $109,525-$285,620 Military Discounts or Incentives: $5,000 discount on franchise fee Royalties: $509 ...

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ServiceMaster

Founded: 1929 HQ: Memphis, Tenn. Total Investment: $50,000 Military Discounts or Incentives: %15 Discount on franchise fee Royalties: 7-10% ...

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  • Mr. Appliance

Mr. Appliance

Founded: 1996 HQ: Waco, Texas Total Investment: $58,150-$116,620 Military Discounts or Incentives: $3000 off initial franchise fee Royalties: 7% ...

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Merry Maids

Founded: 1979 HQ: Memphis, Tenn. Total Investment: $61,100 Military Discounts or Incentives: 15% off franchise fee Royalties: 5-7% ...

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Cruise Planners

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