Top 6 blogs for veterans in 2017: Looking back to explore future trends

2017 has been another busy year for the Getting Hired team as we've published an array of articles supporting the veteran job seeker community and employers looking to hire them.


Topics have varied from helping individuals transition to life outside of the armed forces to aiding employers in how to effectively source from this group. Here’s a recap of our top veteran blog posts from 2017:


1. Tips: How do I talk to an employer about my PTSD?

Understanding the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans is important for all employers, but equally important is for veterans themselves to feel comfortable in speaking to managers about this issue.


Back in March, we offered some helpful advice to support those diagnosed with PTSD in how to successfully discuss this with employers.


2. Meeting the challenges of transitioning for veterans with a disability

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be difficult for many people. In April, we offered a range of useful recommendations that veterans can draw upon to make this process as simple and stress-free as possible. It marks a positive message of support that we hope to continue to send to veteran job seekers in the months and years ahead.


3. Medical discharge and medical retirement: Understanding how to talk to employers

There are a lot of military terms that can be confusing to employers, and understanding the difference between 'medical discharge' and 'medical retirement' is among them.


In May, our attention turned to helping veterans demystify these differences for any future company they work for.


4. Why understanding VEVRAA is essential for veterans and employers

The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) is important legislation of which all employers and veterans themselves must be aware. In May, we took a closer look at this impactful article of law that will be important for employers to understand as we continue into 2018.


5. How to translate resumes and skills from the military to civilian world

The sometimes confusing terms and acronyms of working in the military can be very different from the language used in the civilian world.


September's blog for veterans was focused on helping businesses understand the skills and expertise that veterans can bring to their organization. When recruiters understand these terms within resumes, they have a competitive advantage of sourcing from this group now and as we continue into 2018.


6. Veterans Day: Supporting our veterans through national pride

Finally, we outlined what November's Veterans Day celebrations mean to the Getting Hired team and offered our insight into the importance of continued veteran engagement for businesses across the country.


Veteran job seekers and inclusive employers hoping to keep up to date with all the latest publications from Getting Hired can visit our website, or follow us on LinkedIn!


Contributions to this blog were made by the Getting Hired team.