• Former Army Recruiter Reaps Rewards Spotting Veteran Talent

    Former Army Recruiter Reaps Rewards Spotting Veteran Talent

    “On the night of my high school graduation, I walked off the graduation field and into my recruiter’s car,” said Jeff Simmons, a 30-year Army veteran. “I wanted out of my small town.” He headed to Knoxville, Tennessee where he selected his job and MOS, and officially became an Army soldier the next day.  Originally [...]

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  • Air Liquide Veteran Recruiter Offers Solid Advice for Job-Seeking Vets

    Air Liquide Veteran Recruiter Offers Solid Advice for Job-Seeking Vets

    “Help ME help YOU”:  the now-famous words of cinematic sports agent Jerry Maguire in the classic film of the same name summarize what recruiter Chris Rieben wants to tell veterans seeking new careers. With more than 15 years in the recruiting field, and ten years spent as a Marine Corps Sergeant, Rieben is in his [...]

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  • No Babysitting Required with Veteran Hires

    No Babysitting Required with Veteran Hires

    For hassle-free hiring, seek veteran talent Ask Brian Cote of Installed Building Products (IBP) why companies should hire veterans, and he’s quick to tell you: “They give you peace of mind as a manager,” he said. “You can give a veteran a job to do, and you don’t have to worry about whether it will [...]

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  • The Beauty of Ulta is the Value Placed on Veteran Leadership Skills

    The Beauty of Ulta is the Value Placed on Veteran Leadership Skills

    Veterans are an important piece of the puzzle at Ulta Beauty. Although Ulta Beauty is best known as a one-stop-shop for all things beauty-related, extensive work goes on behind the scenes to ensure that those products make it onto the shelves and online. Ulta Beauty is the largest and most successful beauty retailer in the [...]

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  • Camilla Hull: “I refused to be a statistic”  – Veteran Success Story

    Camilla Hull: “I refused to be a statistic” – Veteran Success Story

    Army veteran encourages education, saying, “Civilians care nothing about you jumping out of a plane, but the letters behind your name hold weight.” Sergeant Camilla Gore Hull knew that joining United States Army would prepare her for a brighter future. “I was a young, single parent and refused to be a statistic. I married the [...]

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  • Once Recruited, Now Recruiting

    Once Recruited, Now Recruiting

    September 11th was the impetus for Calvin Grier to serve his country as part of the United States Marine Corps.  “I was not prepared to do anything after high school, but then 9/11 happened and I felt it was my duty to join at that point. I went off to boot camp on September 17, [...]

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  • Sure-Fire Resume and Interview Tips

    Sure-Fire Resume and Interview Tips

    Brian Ekerman knows what to look for in hiring veterans because he is a veteran himself. Ekerman is a Recruiter Consultant at Pontoon Solutions, a global talent management company, and has worked as a veteran career counselor where he connected veterans with jobs in the airline, financial services, telecommunications, retail, utilities, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and transportation [...]

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  • 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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  • Making Connections

    Making Connections

    Amtrak is walking the walk when it comes to veteran hiring. The passenger railroad serves more than 31 million passengers annually and 500 destinations nationwide. The company committed in June 2013 that 25% of their new hires would be veterans by 2015. Over the next year, Amtrak expects to hire more than 3,000 employees, and [...]

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  • Make the Most of Every Opportunity

    Make the Most of Every Opportunity

    After attending lots of career fairs, Kenneth Myers, Sr. decided to dress for success, and left with a brand new job. The Navy supplied many lessons to Kenneth Myers, Sr. The former electrician’s mate first class joined the Navy initially for the education and training it provided, but he also wanted to be of service [...]

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