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After working closely with Bradley-Morris for a dozen years as part of her career in talent acquisition, Connie Metzger always joked about how she wanted to join the team. When a reorganization left Metzger without a job, she reached out to J.T. Blum, BMI’s Senior Vice President – Channel Sales. “When she called me, I… Read more »

Leaders win through superior logistics, and no one knows logistics better than military veterans. No base or mission can operate successfully without the proper materials, equipment, and staff. In every branch of service, logistics, warehousing, and transportation are wide-reaching fields that give veterans exposure to multiple career paths and make them highly-sought after to bring… Read more »

Want to stay in the know about career trends and opportunities for veterans, spouses, and transitioning servicemembers? Search & Employ® magazine has you covered. We create each issue with you in mind, and each issue is packed with guidance to help you with job-hunting, interviewing, networking, and beyond. Subscribe here to begin receiving your free digital copy,… Read more »

Military service provides the nation’s best leadership development. Combined with an MBA from one of the world’s premier universities it creates an unmatched talent pool for companies seeking to build their executive pipelines. The MBA Veterans Network is gearing up for its yearly MBA Veterans Career Conference, a premier national showcase for veterans enrolled in… Read more »

Maintaining the status quo with a “This is the way we’ve always done it” philosophy is a recipe for disaster in today’s global market, where customers can get something better, faster, or cheaper in record time. It’s the companies with a strategy for continuous improvement that stay one step ahead of the curve, and military… Read more »

We’ve turned the corner on “business as usual” in most industries. Early adopters of disruption and technology have gained an edge over some tried-and-true companies late to adopt a technology strategy. Some examples: Amazon’s disruption of retail sent Wal-Mart and Target rushing into online business and forcing innovation. Thanks to Uber and Lyft, calling a… Read more »

Picture a successful oil and gas company with a talent shortage. Several field service technicians have departed for greener pastures and those roles are not backfilled right away. Accordingly, more work gets distributed among the rest of the maintenance department. Because business is booming, work orders have increased but the staff shortage means there are… Read more »

Job seekers today have many choices, and their behavior reflects it. As unemployment keeps hovering at historic lows (including veteran unemployment, which is much lower than the overall rate) the labor market will likely remain tight in 2019 and companies will continue to slug it out for the best hires. A side effect of this… Read more »

Everyone wants to feel appreciated, valued, and recognized. Studies have shown that appreciation (or the absence of it) directly impacts employee performance and retention. “The Last Lecture” author Randy Pausch said, “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” This is a theme of ours at… Read more »

While many laborers today worry that the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) may take their jobs away, humans still possess something that computers can’t replicate: soft skills. A 2017 joint study from Boston College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan suggested that soft skills training in areas like problem solving and communication increases productivity and… Read more »