Posts Tagged: military

What do top service companies know? (Hint: It has something to do with military-experienced technicians)

Military-experienced technicians are top performers in their field. It’s 5:15pm on a Friday and your best customer calls. Your system is down and they need it back up now. If you are one of my clients, you are in great shape. Because you have hired a military-experienced technician. The fact that it is Friday at 5:15, when… Read more »

Five tips for a winning site visit with a military candidate

Top military candidates are in high demand, even in recessions and especially in recoveries. Here are 5 tips from one of my top clients regarding how they put on a first class site visit. 1. Assign a sponsor. Preferably a military-experienced performer who can understand the candidate’s point of view in assessing potential employers. 2…. Read more »

“The Unemployed Need Not Apply” – Why Companies with That Attitude are Hurting Veterans

There was huge buzz earlier this week around an article in the Huffington Post entitled “Disturbing Job Ads: ‘The Unemployed Will Not Be Considered’”.  Apparently there are companies out there (and not just small employers, but some big names as well) that have decided it is easier to filter out potential applicants by using that… Read more »

A Simple Career Page Update any Employer (Civilian or Government) Can Make to Attract Military Veterans to Apply

I am counting down to the magic date of March 9, 2010.  What is so special about March 9th?  According to the Presidential Executive Order 13518 “Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government” that is the date by which each Federal agency must establish a Veterans Employment Program Office (VEPO).   The VEPO is required to… Read more »

“Free” Resume Critiques: Buyer Beware

Lately, a number of my clients have shared the results of various “free” resume critiques with me and, quite frankly, I have been less than impressed. If a free resume critique seems more like a cleverly disguised sales pitch than an honest, constructive, and detailed assessment, take it with a grain of salt. Apparently I… Read more »

25,000 Veterans Sign Up for New Post 9/11 G.I. Bill in First Two Weeks

The Christian Science Monitor published a great article on the popularity of the new and very generous Post 9/11 G.I. Bill coming into effect at the end of this summer.  Since the Department of Veterans Affairs began accepting online applications on May 1st more than 25,000 veterans have submitted an application.  The new bill is effective for classes/programs… Read more »

CivilianJobs.com Announces the 2009 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military

On March 12, 2009, CivilianJobs.com announced the finalists for the 2009 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military™. CivilianJobs.com is a company helping employers hire military talent through a military job board, military job fairs, and employer advertising in their military base newspaper, Civilian Job News.  Their recognition of these employers is certainly something to consider… Read more »