Trump’s apprenticeship initiative - why veterans make the best candidates. Have you heard about President Donald Trump’s apprenticeship initiative? More details to come this week, but here’s what we know... Let’s recap - Trump wants to see more apprenticeship opportunities in an effort to: Decrease unemployment. Give job seekers the skills they need to land jobs. [...]
It's easy to think of veteran service organizations (VSOs) in terms of lodges, parades, "funny hats," and where senior veterans gather. But, we encourage our post-9/11 veterans to re-think VSOs like the American Legion and VFW. These organizations and their professionals are fighting to get the best benefits and resources for our nation's veteran and military [...]
The topic of veteran recruiting and hiring is more important than ever before, but do you know the latest trends? Check out this brief recap of the 2017 Veterans Talent Index report and highlights of what every employer should know.
Serving Our Heroes: Military Friendly® Schools Give Back Get ready to be inspired by three impressive Military Friendly® Schools—Eastern Kentucky University, Stetson College of Law, and Northwest Nazarene University—each setting the example in honoring the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Learn why and how these schools [...]
WEBINAR: Career Services: Connect with Military Friendly® Employers & Hot Jobs See who made the list of 2016 Hot Jobs and Hot Majors for Veterans in the Energy, Retail/Consumer Goods, and Hospitality industries, compiled and published annually by our partners at G.I. Jobs®. The Fortune 1000 are actively seeking to hire your military students. First discover [...]
Today’s colleges are faced with the challenge of attracting and engaging students who are primed for success. Since 2014, hundreds of thousands of Active Duty, National Guard and Armed Forces Reserve service members have benefited from the Post-9/11 GI Bill in order to earn a degree or certificate, with the numbers increasing dramatically every year. Schools [...]
Recruiting military to fill your open jobs is not an easy feat. What challenges does your organization face when recruiting from the military? Daniel Nichols reflected on his experience in corporate recruitment and military transition to identify the most common fails of recruiting military for civilian jobs. Which of the following sound all to familiar? #1: Failing to look beyond [...]
Top Tips for Hiring Heroes 1) Learn the basics every recruiter should know about why veterans make great employees—from definitions of rank and branches of service, to how military skills and experience translate to civilian work, to benefiting from the military’s team- and mission-focused approach. Find out more here. 2) Research best practices of other [...]