DOL Announces Demonstration of HIRE Vets Medallion Program

Veterans and employers alike will soon get a preview of what the future of veteran employment will look like - or at least at the initiative that aims to help shape the landscape of veteran employment. The United States Department of Labor has announced a demonstration of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. The demonstration will ...

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Networking for Introverts: Does a Guide Even Exist?

Networking. For introverts that word ranks up there with other feel-good words and ideas like … dinner with the in-laws, small talk, stepping on a tack and answering a phone call. (Seriously, what kind of human calls instead of sending a text like a normal person?) Not all introverts are anti-social. While some of ...

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Post-9/11 Veterans Find Incredible Careers in Business Services, Where Specialized Firms Provide Services to Other Businesses

Adam Locklin can't decide which is the best part of his job: fighting cybercrime at the financial giant PwC* or being part of his company's Veterans Affinity Network, where he's taken part in ceremonies and special events, helped to recruit other veterans and supported nonprofits in their work. Either way, he knows he's able to ...

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Working in the Defense Industry Without a Clearance

The defense industry is not only filled with upwardly mobile careers, but it is teeming with demand for candidates. To top it off, these employers really want veterans and tend to offer excellent financial packages for truly interesting and vital jobs. The catch is, well, almost all these jobs require candidates to have a current ...

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At Last, The Secret to Railroad Careers for Veterans is Revealed

The transportation industry has a long history of seeking out veteran talent and putting them to work. Railroad companies like CSX, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak, and BNSF are making a concerted effort to fill their ranks with former service members by participating in a number of veteran hiring initiatives. Don’t just take my word for it, ...

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Joe Cardona: Navy Reservist and New England Patriot

Original article by Eric Adelson Joe Cardona, a second-year long-snapper, is a reservist in the Navy. He has an eight-year commitment that is, technically, his real job. Among his obligations is two weeks of active training a year and a weekend per month on top of that. His next duty was scheduled for Newport, R.I., ...

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5 Great Reasons Veterans Should Become Freelancers

The freelancing economy is here. Over 53 million Americans currently offer their services as independent contractors. It’s also estimated that 50% of our workforce will become freelancers by 2020. Independent professionals have more opportunity now than they ever have before. This provides great opportunities to Military Veterans and Military Spouses! As the government continues to ...

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New Year, New Career: 5 Tips for Changing Occupations

Original article by Elka Torpey Do you ever wonder if the grass is greener in another field? If you’ve resolved to find out, the new year might be a good time to pursue a new career. There are many reasons to change careers. Maybe your interests have shifted, or you want the potential for earning ...

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The Top 10 Places Police Officers Are in Most Demand

Original post by Alexander Harris Police officers in America have a tough job. In the face of danger, they must protect and serve the citizens of their communities—while respecting the rights of suspects and using force appropriately. There are just over 800,000 police officers and detectives employed in the United States, according to the U.S. ...

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