Why a veterans might be your next BEST hire?
The military has traditionally encouraged its service members to take advantage of continuing education programs. Indeed, more veterans have college education and many possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Today’s new veterans will have spent one-fourth of their military careers as students or instructors in their various specialties.
Veterans understand practical ways to manage and achieve goals in even the most trying circumstances. They are trained to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration.
Diversity and Inclusion in Action
Veterans have worked respectfully and cooperatively alongside others regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or mental and physical capabilities
Conscientious and Hard Working
Service members are taught early on to pay meticulous attention to detail. These emerging new veterans know how to set priorities, how to work under pressure, how to function as part of a team and how to exercise initiative. As future civilian employees, transitioning military personnel have the education, training, experiences and personal characteristics that can easily make them invaluable to employers in today’s competitive labor market.
Health and Fitness
The military has programs to maintain the health and fitness of the service member. Potential employers will generally find emerging veterans to be in excellent health. There is rigorous drug prevention and detection program that’s service members live with, so that drug abuse is almost non-existent in the Veteran.
Efficient Performance under Pressure
Service members have the capacity to know how to accomplish tasks on time and in spite of stress or adversity. They understand the importance of dedication and perseverance.
Veterans know what it means to do an “honest day’s work.” This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
Tapping the Talent
Veterans have sophisticated and up-to-date work experience in occupational specialties which are directly transferable to civilian sector.
Triumph over Adversity
Veterans are individuals who have triumphed over adversity. They have the proven ability to overcome challenges and obstacles through strength and determination.
Employers and others interested in learning more about hiring veterans can contact the Orange County Veterans Employment Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Employers
VETERANS BENEFITS FOR SENIORS
TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT PCS MOVE
SERVICE MEMBERS' LEGAL RIGHTS WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY
GUIDE TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES
SESAME STREET FOR MILITARY FAMILIES
OPERATION AMERICAN DREAM: A GUIDE TO BUYING AND KEEPING YOUR HOME IN THE MILITARY
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES FOR MILITARY SPOUSES
MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS' GUIDE TO STARTING A BUSINESS