• Rosa Hernandez Veteran Success Story

    Rosa Hernandez Veteran Success Story

    Rosa Hernandez served as an Operations Specialist in the Navy for ten years, rising to the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. “I joined the military for college and to help out my family,” she relates. The skills that she picked up during her time in the Navy were many, but the most valuable ones [...]

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  • It’s All About Work Ethic

    It’s All About Work Ethic

    “Military veterans don’t count the number of hours they are scheduled to be at work. They stay as long as necessary to get the job done.” In 1978 Southern Auto Group opened its first location in the Hampton Roads area. Since then the company has swelled to eight core dealerships across the Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, [...]

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  • Find a Job Friday: Real-Time Job Solutions for Veterans

    Find a Job Friday: Real-Time Job Solutions for Veterans

    Sometimes the simplest ideas are the ones that work the best, and “Find a Job Friday” is a phenomenon that has really caught on in RecruitMilitary’s Facebook community www.facebook.com/recruitmilitary. Here’s a Q&A with Liz Wheeler, RecruitMilitary’s social media messaging guru and the brains and the muscle behind “Find a Job Friday.”   Please tell the [...]

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  • Coming Full Circle

    Coming Full Circle

    Former career fair attendee returns to hire other veterans. “Finding a job is a full-contact sport,” he says. Tom Banker has some sage advice for fellow veterans seeking employment: Finding a job or a new career is a full-contact sport. “You’d be surprised how much work you have to do to be competitive. It’s not [...]

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  • Navy Veteran Credits Military Skills for Success

    Navy Veteran Credits Military Skills for Success

    Keith Solomon was one of the lucky veterans hired by the Georgia DOT at the Atlanta career fair, and he gives the military a lot of credit for his success. The former Navy hull technician served on active duty for four years and then spent another four in the Navy Reserve. “I joined the Navy [...]

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  • Connected in Service

    Connected in Service

    Michael Scholl had just returned from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. He got engaged to his girlfriend, and started planning his separation from the military. Big changes were happening fast. Maybe a little too fast. “It was harder than I expected to find a job,” said Scholl, who served four years as an Army infantry [...]

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  • Military Experience Develops Skills for Life

    Military Experience Develops Skills for Life

    The mechanical skills that Mark DeGraw learned in the Marines have served him well. He served from 2000 – 2008 working in motor transportation and rising to the rank of sergeant. He learned to repair and maintain motors, engines, and machinery, and deployed three times to Iraq, including the initial invasion in 2003. Later, DeGraw [...]

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  • Doing Pre-Event “Homework” Reaps Big Dividends

    Doing Pre-Event “Homework” Reaps Big Dividends

    Though it’s been awhile since Brad Naylor’s school days, he still knows how to do his homework.  In fact, his diligence played a major part in landing him a job at RecruitMilitary’s San Antonio career fair in September of 2013. The military veteran spent four years as a Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate – Equipment (ABE), [...]

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  • Career Fairs are “Meat and Potatoes” for Veteran Hiring Experts

    Career Fairs are “Meat and Potatoes” for Veteran Hiring Experts

    Veteran Candidates are “Leaders in a Box” APi Group Inc. believes that filling companies with veteran talent is one of the best ways to meet hiring goals.  Les Larson is Director of Corporate Recruiting for APi Group, Inc., the billion-dollar parent company for 40 independently managed businesses reaching nearly 9,000 employees in three countries. They [...]

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