November 11th is Always Veterans Day

Honoring all who served on Veteran's Day

November 11th was designated Veterans Day– to recognize and honor our veterans.  This year our nation has been polarized and divided, yet we are in respectful agreement about the valuable service of our veterans.  Veterans always remain above the fray of petty political whims and self-interests.  When called upon, they put aside all personal politics, taking up the greater importance of protecting the United States.  Sacrificing all, Veterans are the cohesive force that made our country strong in the past and continue to make America great today.

Veteran’s Day crosses every line – race, gender, age, national origin, religion, and political affiliation.  Generations of Americans, from every walk of life, selflessly defend the United States and fellow Americans through their service to our country.  Many made the ultimate sacrifice- giving their lives protecting the liberties that we often take for granted most days.

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

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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

15 Body Language Secrets of Successful People

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Non-verbal communication or body language, accounts for more than 50% of how people perceive you and what you are trying to communicate.

There are 15 common body language blunders that people, make that have been highlighted by Dr. Travis Bradberry in a recent Huffington Post article. Continue reading

Twice a year VetJobs co-sponsors the VeteransConnect Virtual Career

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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!
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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.

2016’s Top 20 Veteran Friendly Companies

Over the years, many big name companies have recognized how valuable veterans are to their work force. While more and more companies make it a point to be veteran friendly, there are some companies that stand apart from the rest.

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Veterans Health Administration’s Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES)

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Although permanent, stable housing is the benchmark of efforts to end homelessness among Veterans, housing alone may not be enough to mitigate a current episode of homelessness. Employment is a key element in helping Veterans climb out of homelessness permanently or avoid it all together. For homeless, chronically homeless and at-risk Veterans, employment can provide an improved quality of life, increased self-confidence and independence, a decreased reliance on institutional care, improved community integration, and opportunities for socialization.  Without employment, Veterans may lack access to resources that help in obtaining and sustaining stable housing. Continue reading

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

9 Employment Tips for Older Job Seekers

As an older job seeker, I found the obstacles to employment more daunting than  my younger job seekers. Phillip Moeller of U. S. News and World Report has some suggestions that may be of help. Continue reading

People often ask me which military support organizations I personally support

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Freedom Alliance is a military support charitable organization that I recommend. Continue reading

Pentagon Makes Push to Educate Troops on New Retirement Plan

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The U.S. Defense Department is in the midst of a push to educate troops about the military’s new blended retirement system.

The Pentagon is making a “full-court press” to bring officers, enlisted personnel and their families up to speed on the new benefit, slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2018, according to Wayne Boswell, director of financial readiness in the office of the assistant secretary of defense for readiness. Continue reading