Thursday, September 20, 2012
Come on, hire a vet
In the 18-24 male area, unemployment is almost 30%!
Vets bring valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership and problem-solving.
Look at the overall skill set. In a survey vets were asks how strongly they agreed with the following statements—check this out.
I can think on my feet—87%
I work well on a team—83%
I have experience dealing with conflict effectively—73%
I trust leaders, superiors—58%
I have experience working in other countries—48%
Problems they say they have encountered: finding a work environment in which they are comfortable, knowing what jobs to apply for, translating military experience to civilian needs, and knowing how to write a resume and get started.
Employvets.com is a good starting place.