Social Media Channels

Bradley-Morris answers questions from transitioning military job seekers. Q: As with many of my peers, I’ve been somewhat active on social media during my time in service. But as I approach my transition, it’s clear that it’s something I should be paying more attention to, especially as it relates to my job search. Can you… Read more »

Job Search

Finding a job is so easy… said no military spouse ever. Obstacles to meaningful employment continue to exist, despite great strides made by many to negate them in recent years. Why is this so? Click here to learn more.

Foreign Travel Experiences

It was a tall order. Sitting in front of job coach Michelle Morettini was a combat veteran, and he had an unusual request. He possessed a wealth of foreign travel experiences, but he’d had enough of high-risk, dangerous duties in his life. What did he really want? It was simple: To apply his international expertise… Read more »

Seeking Military Connections In The Civilian World

In the upcoming issues of Military Transition News, we will be listing everything a service member needs to know about transitioning from A to Z. In this issue, we tackle “M” and “N”.  “M”: Mind your Move Don’t automatically use your military Move to go back to your home of record. There is no better… Read more »

Best Military-Friendly Employers

ANNOUNCING THE 2014 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® One word universally comes up when military veterans discuss the 2014 Most Valuable Employers for Military: Family. For these veterans, their civilian workplaces have that special quality that conjures a familial sense of belonging. Companies that made this year’s list at Military Transition News ensure that military service… Read more »

P&G for Transitioning Military

West Point Grad, Bob McDonald, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1975, graduating in the top 2% of his class. Twenty years later, McDonald would head one of the world’s most powerful companies as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Procter & Gamble Company. Veterans provide greater diversity to the… Read more »

Military to Franchise Ownership

See the story below of two veterans using VetFran to help them create their civilian franchising careers. Roger Gauert and Jeff Olson own two completely different types of business franchises: Gauert has two Sport Clips – hair-cutting franchises in Maryland. Olson has one Papa Murphy’s – a take-and-bake pizza franchise in Wisconsin. But, both have… Read more »

Veteran Job Seeking Skills Include Connecting

When veterans look for a post-military career, one of the key skills is “Connecting”. In this article about the A to Zs of veteran job seeking, the “C” stands for “Connect”. In part, it reads: Connect: Join LinkedIn. Join Groups. Connect with people in groups. Connect with on LinkedIn. Connect with other veterans. Attend… Read more »

Transitioning Military Members: Your Planning Guide For Success

I receive a number of questions from transitioning military candidates asking when they should begin to craft their resume and apply for jobs. In response, I have created a practical guideline (below) to help keep candidates focused and on track. 1 year out: Map Out Your Plan Of Attack Now is the perfect time to… Read more »

The Hurdles of Military Spouse Unemployment and How To Overcome Them

Among the more than 14 million Americans struggling to find work, the men and women married to military personnel face hurdles that other job seekers don’t.  According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8.4 percent of military spouses were seeking jobs and couldn’t find one, compared to 5.3 percent of spouses in… Read more »