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Posts Tagged 'Veterans'

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For Transitioning Veterans - Understanding Various Employee Benefit Packages

For many transitioning veterans, negotiating and making decisions on proposed civilian employee benefit packages is truly a different world. While in the military, a veteran can easily become comfortable and accustomed to an abundance of free health and dental care, legal services, housing benefits, the GI Bill for those interested in continuing education, along with a list of other perks that are generally included with their enlistment.

Getting Away from Generic Resumes and Increasing Your Potential for Specific Employment Opportunities

Most people develop typical, generic employment resumes that are often headlined with a basic cover-letter, a generally desired occupation, basic job descriptions and a general break down of previous experiences that should help qualify them for most industry-related job opportunities. 

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "Addressing the Issue of Homelessness During the Job Hiring Process”

Homelessness among military veterans is a growing problem and a prominent national issue that is widely viewed as shameful and preventable to most Americans. The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment report (prepared by HUD) estimates that there were more than 62,619 homeless veterans on a single night during January in the United States.  

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "Overcoming the 'Intimidation Factor' towards Transitioning from the Military to Navigating the Commercial Workplace.”

Generally speaking, there are various transition enhancement programs available for returning veterans such as the 2011 President's Executive Order 13518, "Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force." This measure is specifically designed to bolster recruitment and employment by providing various tax credits and other incentives to employers that hire deserving returning veterans. There is also the Department of Defense's "Transition Assistance Program" (TAP), that trains separating veterans on crossing the cultural bridge to the civilian world. 

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "What are the Advantages of Disclosing One's Disabilities to Employers”

The moment has arrived. You are currently applying for an employment position with a new organization and you inevitably reach the part of the job application that asks for self- identification and voluntary disclosure of any disabilities. Before answering the question(s), you instantly pause as your mind imagines the possibilities of how your personal health information may be interpreted by the prospective employer... you wonder, if your condition could somehow subject you to being ostracized and treated differently than any of your future employee counterparts?

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, "The Impact of Proactive Intervention, Proactive Support and Flexibility within the Workplace"

Dr. Philip S. Wang, of the National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress in Bethesda, MD states, "Some data is emerging that employer interventions can improve productivity and reduce employee turnover ..."

Advances in Prosthetic Limbs that Provides Unlimited Potential for Transitioning Veterans

More veterans are utilizing VA and medical facilities to help treat some catastrophic battlefield conditions and regain functionality for basic ambulatory functions such as walking, holding and placing objects, along with sight functions. Many medical innovators are discovering more creative and technological ways to help restore a person's ability to live a somewhat 'normal' and comfortable lifestyle after combat.

Transferring Your Military Service Duties to the Civilian Sector

There is a sea of information relating to how service members can translate their skills to the civilian workforce and improve their resumes. The information can be confusing and conflicting; colleges, employers, and placement advocacy entities all have different, if not contradicting, information.

The View from Someone Else’s Boots - Does Your Workplace Culture Encourage or Dissuade Proactive Disability Disclosure

Many organizations now have very aggressive hiring goals towards returning veterans and people with disabilities. This focus is especially relevant during an era where people with disabilities are the largest minority group, represent the highest segment of the unemployed in the US and the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are returning from combat.

Hiring Veterans is Critical to the Betterment of Corporate America as well as Our Society

As America is coming out of the two longest wars in its history the government is working to bring down the unemployment rates of veterans. Agencies are working to ensure employers are adhering to proper regulations related to the recruitment and hiring of veterans along with other groups. Veterans Service Organizations have grown tenfold as well yet unemployment remains high for those who have served.