Meeting those who wear The Medal of Honor

Occasionally you get very lucky. I am at a veteran’s hiring event in Colorado. The Marriott I am staying at in Pueblo is hosting the second annual gathering of Medal of Honor Recipients. There are 35-40 men here who received our nation’s highest honor for bravery under fire while standing on the wall of freedom to defend the freedoms we all enjoy today.

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Helpful Job Search Resources for Veterans

veteran: Handsome soldier reunited with family on a sunny day

As veterans, we all face challenges finding a job when transitioning or moving on to  new position. J.T. O’Donnell, LinkedIn Influencer and founder of CAREEREALISM, recently wrote an article for LinkedIn called, “How to Get a Job After the Military.”

Here are his recommendations for resources that may be of help. Continue reading

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth about Job Fairs

This past weekend I attended a veterans’ job fair with nearly 40 employers in attendance. I spent several hours speaking with both veterans and company representatives. When speaking with employers I asked what information I should pass on to job seekers to help fill available positions. Here are the three things I heard most often: Continue reading

Beautiful women and extraordinary pilots awarded 65 years after their service in WW2

During the WW,  the United States were in a serious shortage of pilots so the government created an experimental paramilitary aviation organization – the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Continue reading

Famous Veteran – George Kennedy

George Kennedy

George Kennedy

In a career spanning five decades, veteran George Kennedy was one of the most reliable tough-guy actors around, appearing in dozens of TV shows and movies. Continue reading

Nine Reasons Why the Allies won the Battle of Britain

 

The Battle of Britain was one of the most gallant confrontations of World War Two. Winston Churchill penned the words “Never have so many owed so much to so few”. regarding the gallant battle of the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) against the overwhelming strength of the German Luftwaffe. What was it that the British did to make this struggle their own and bring the victory  home.

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Transitioning

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Transitioning out of the military into civilian life is difficult. It can be even more difficult if you make basic mistakes that can hinder you from entering the civilian culture prepared. Task and Purpose have compiled a few guidelines for you. Continue reading

Can Transitioning Military get Unemployment?

 Money changes hands. (Air Force Photo)

The individual states and American territories administer unemployment compensation. The military pays for unemployment insurance premiums on your behalf to the state of your home of record. The program is the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members or UCX.

Although unemployment is designed to assist individuals and families in the event of job loss, the military has designed UCX to pay benefits, generally, even if you do not decide to re-enlist voluntarily. There is a UCX program in each state that can be contacted through the unemployment compensation office. Continue reading

Best Interview Tips for Older Job Seekers

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Older job seekers are normally concerned that the company will hire a younger applicant. Arnie Fertig of U. S. News and World report has some stips. For the older job seeker that make sense. Continue reading

Seven Things Recruiters Reproach Older Job Seekers about

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Older job seekers often feel they are fighting an uphill battle to get a job. Many of the prejudices against older job seekers can be mitigated if you are aware of them.

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