Careers in IT Offer Vets Great Pay, Upward Mobility

SPONSORED Let’s face it, technology is the future – and the future is here. From driverless cars and cryptocurrencies becoming mainstream to AI and better-than-ever virtual reality, we’re definitely going to be seeing some pretty cool technology this year. Have you thought about working for a Military Friendly® Employer in this field when you get ...

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8 Useful Military Habits Veterans Take With Them

When you’re in the military, every bit of civilian life is broken out of you. When a veteran returns to civilian life, there are plenty of habits that get dropped like a bag of bricks. Slowly, we learn to sleep in a bit more and not get upset if someone in our new office has ...

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Dress For Success: Buying New Clothing as a Civilian

Buying new clothing for your civilian life is a sometimes overlooked cost - but it's necessary. Don’t be the veteran who wears a piece of your dress uniform to an interview. With a little planning and comparison shopping, you can ditch your decades-old clothing without paying more than you should. The first step is determining ...

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A Startup Guide to Freelancing as a Military Veteran

Freelancers are people who sell their work or services to clients rather than being employed by one company. In other words, freelancing is contract work. Most freelancers are paid by the job, though what that means depends on the kind of work they do. Freelancing as a military veteran makes a lot of sense. Freelancing ...

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Separating From The Military Mindset After Retirement

No matter how well a servicemember prepares, the act of transitioning from the military mindset to the civilian world comes with its own set of challenges. Not every event or feeling can be covered by the transition courses offered to almost every separating or retiring service member as part of their outprocessing. For some, the ...

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Fort Drum TAP Leader’s Advice For Transitioning Service Members

There are nearly 300 transitioning service members who separate from the military every month at Fort Drum. The northern New York post, home to the 10th Mountain Division since 1985, includes a Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) Center with 16 professionals to help transitioning soldiers find their next adventure. We asked Lorrie Guler, transition ...

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Understanding Civilian Retirement Plans: Part 1

An active duty servicemember doesn’t need to think much about retirement plans.  There is one, and if you stick around for 20 years, you get it.  If you don’t, you don’t.  While the military retirement system is changing, there still isn’t much to decide on.  It’s not like the Air Force has a different retirement ...

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Veterans Coming Home: Challenges of Reintegration

*SPONSORED*   Returning servicemembers have to adjust to an entirely new mindset. The structure and hierarchy of the military are often at odds with the ambiguity and freedom of civilian life, and veterans must deal with all of these changes at once. Here are some of the biggest challenges veterans face in the military-to-civilian transition ...

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Creating A Circle of Colleagues

Military active duty is a calling like no other.  The men and women that you serve with understand and support each other because we “have all been there” at one point or another.  Whether you have been serving for 28 years or 2; there is a change that you go through, a world that opens, ...

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Building Your Network: Making The Right Connections

Like any other military operation, building your network is never complete.  Rather, it is full of refinements, edits and assessments designed to meet the ever-changing dynamic that the job market brings.  One of the most powerful and rewarding refinements you can make to your brand is the development and implementation of your personal network.  Chances ...

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