When you leave the military, the biggest question is "what's next?" It's a scary job market right now, but the skills you've received in the military make you highly marketable. The Legion sponsors dozens of veterans hiring fairs each year, and our employment experts also provide tips to writing resumes, networking and making a strong impression in the interview process.
Here are five reasons why some employers choose not to hire veterans.
When asking someone for a job recommendation, keep in mind they are putting their own reputation on the line by vouching for you.
Besides colleges and universities, some professional associations offer opportunities for credentialing and certification.
When you interview for a job, be sure not to rehash your military experience. Keep focused on what is relevant.
The establishment of a Military Credentialing and Licensing Task Force hopes to ease job transition for veterans and servicemembers.
Service providers from federal agencies and community-based programs discussed projects and programs being used to reduce homelessness among veterans.
Distinguish yourself from other professionals in your line of work.
In today's job market, if you're not on LinkedIn, you don't exist. Add Twitter and Facebook to your job search, as appropriate.
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