Famous Veteran Arnold Palmer lost in 2016

Arnold Palmer

He might have been a Coastie, but Arnold Palmer had his own army. The golfing legend who inspired a devoted group of fans known as “Arnie’s Army,” Palmer was already a golf phenom when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1950, after dropping out of Wake Forest. As he later recounted, “I was at Wake Forest for three and a half years and my roommate got killed in an automobile accident and I was pretty distraught over that and decided that I needed to get away.”  Palmer credits his service with helping him give his life some direction.  “The knowledge that I gained, the maturity that I gained in the Coast Guard was unbelievable. It matured me,” he said. “It made me a better person… The military isn’t just restrictions and military duties. It’s learning and it’s very important that young people have that opportunity to learn and to know themselves a little better, and I think the military helps put that in the right perspective.” Continue reading

New Outreach Efforts to Veterans Regarding Discharges and Military Records

Combat Boots

 

The Department of Defense announced a renewed effort to alert veterans that they may have their service records reviewed for a change of status. Those veterans who feel they were victims of an injustice regarding their discharges etc. may now request a review of their status Continue reading

New information for reviewing Discharges

Proud saluting male army soldier on american flag background

 

The Department of Defense announced a renewed effort to alert veterans that they may have their discharges and records reviewed for a change of status. Those veterans who feel they were victims of an injustice regarding their discharges etc. may now request a review of their status. Continue reading

TAD PGS Inc. recognized by Freedom Alliance

home_page_FASF

 

Thursday, December 8th marked the annual Defender of Freedom award dinner hosted by Freedom Alliance, https://freedomalliance.org/, a veteran’s charity. The dinner was emceed by Peter Hegseth, military analyst, author and contributor to Fox News, and Lt. Col. Oliver North USMC (Ret.). Commander John “Doc” Fowler, USN (Ret.) received The Service to America award and Chaplain Wes Modder, LCDR, USN (Ret.) received the Defender of Freedom award. TAD PGS Inc, (an Adecco Company) was recognized as a Silver Sponsor and represented by Veterans Outreach Manager Ben Marich and his wife, Sarah Marich. Continue reading

Famous Veteran: Yogi Berra

 

Yogi Berra made his MLB debut on 22 September 1946.

 

I sit and I thank the good lord I was in the Navy. We ate good, clean clothes, clean bed. You see some of these Army men, what they went through, that’s the one I felt for.

Son of Italian immigrants Pietro and Paolina Berra, Lawrence Peter Berra grew up in St. Louis in an Italian neighborhood called “The Hill.” His parents didn’t know anything about baseball, but the local American Legion league set him on a path that would take him to the Hall of Fame. It was during his years in the American Legion that he earned the nickname Yogi when his friend, Bobby Hofman, said he looked like a Hindu yogi because of the way he sat with his arms and legs crossed when waiting to bat. Continue reading

Vet, 94, recalls friend’s lifelong regret over Pearl Harbor

A photo of Bob McKenney (left), Richard Schimmel (center bottom), and two other Pearl Harbor survivors hangs in Schimmel's home office. DoD photo by Katie LangeEveryone who was of age on December 7th 1941, remembers where they were when they heard the news that Pearl Harbor had been attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. This event,”a day that shall live in infamy” changed the course of history and the lives of millions upon millions of people.  Continue reading

Our Featured Famous Veteran – Tim Conway

Tim Conway

Tim Conway was an amazing comedian and Army veteran who has made millions of us laugh for years.

Continue reading

Amazon Is Hiring Seasonal Work-From-Home Positions With Flexible Hours

amazon logo amazon logo amazon logo amazon logo share amazon

Looking to make a little extra money for the holiday shopping season? Amazon is hiring seasonal customer service associates to help answer customers’ questions and problem-solve any issues. Continue reading

Twice a year VetJobs co-sponsors the VeteransConnect Virtual Career

free military graphics photo: army Military armyMilitary-03_16_.jpg

Twice a year VetJobs co-sponsors the VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair with Professional Diversity Network. These career fairs have been extremely successful for both veterans looking for a job and for the employers looking to hire transitioning military, veterans, National Guard, Reserve and their family members. The next VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair is November 7 through November 11, but you can register early at http://www.veteransconnect.net/. There are many companies already signed up for the VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair and will probably be over 100 by the time the event starts on November 7. To get noticed early by these companies, sign up today!
* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
As we go into the fall hiring is picking up and many companies are complaining about shortages of qualified candidates. Emphasis on qualified candidates! Fortunately, veterans and active members of the National Guard and Reserve bring many of the skill sets that employers are seeking.

I have covered this in the past, but it is always worth reconsidering why employers actually make a hire. There are eight main items that a recruiter has to consider when looking at a potential candidate. They are skillsets, experience, education, cultural fit, attitude, trainability, certifications and location. The two most important are attitude and cultural fit. No company wants to hire a new employee who has a bad attitude. Their attitude affects other employees. And that directly relates to cultural fit.

When you are looking at a potential employer, ask yourself if you think you can work with these people and is the company’s culture similar to your values. If they are not, reconsider whether you want to work there. Having skillsets, experience and education are very important. But if you show up with a bad attitude, you are knocking yourself out of consideration.

Go to www.TADPGS.com, click on the “Looking for People” tab, then view “Veterans Solutions” to see more for information on our Veterans Solutions for Employers. Please join our LinkedIn group, Veterans Hiring Solutions for Veterans at http://linkd.in/Sg346w. If you have specific questions about hiring veterans or the incentives for doing so, contact me at  .Marich@Adeccona.com.

7 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Job Search Ready

 

LinkedIn is, unquestionably, the best networking source available to job seekers. Nearly 80% of hires last year through recruiters were done through LinkedIn. Your profile is a snapshot of you as a person and your skill sets. Continue reading