• OPPORTUNITIES IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

    OPPORTUNITIES IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Financial Companies Are a Wise Investment for Veterans GLOSSARY Auditors review financial records to make sure that the records are accurate. CASL®, ChFC®, and CLU® are professional designations issued by the American College of Financial Services. Commodities traders deal in contracts for bulk quantities of substances such as metals, crude oil and other energy sources, [...]

    Read more
  • Hiring Tip #9: What do some of those awards really mean?

    Hiring Tip #9: What do some of those awards really mean?

    Hiring Tip #9: What do some of those awards really mean? The military frequently uses honors and awards to recognize service members for a job well done. They come in many shapes, titles, and sizes. Some are awarded through a competitive process, some for bravery in combat, etc. So the next time you see these [...]

    Read more
  • 3 Ways Veterans Think on Their Feet in Business

    3 Ways Veterans Think on Their Feet in Business

    In the line of duty, decisions need to be made in a split second. From making critical decisions in the military, veterans adopted a second-to-none ability to think on their feet — a skill they can use in business, once they finish their service duties and transition to civilian life. Here are there ways veterans [...]

    Read more
  • Veterans make ideal IT employees

    Veterans make ideal IT employees

    One technical recruiter (and a former Marine), is filling as many cybersecurity roles as he can with veterans. Why? There are lots of reasons that veterans fit well in that industry – their training and security clearances being at the top of the list. “A lot of the work we do coincides with what the [...]

    Read more
  • Veteran Hiring Leader: UPS

    Veteran Hiring Leader: UPS

    The company has pledged to grow its veteran hires to 50,000 by 2018. One way the folks at Worldport/UPS in Louisville Kentucky, are getting that done is through career fairs. Sandra Hartz is a human resources recruiter with UPS and has spent more than 20 years with the company. She believes veterans make excellent managers. [...]

    Read more
  • Hint #3: Just Ask Them

    Hint #3: Just Ask Them

    Common mistakes recruiters make in relying on MOS translators: In recent years, a number of vendors, including the government, have created software that purports to translator military occupational specialties into their civilian counterparts. The outputs of these systems are usually either comically obvious (an Army truck driver can be, well, a truck driver) or unhelpful [...]

    Read more
  • Turn potential gaffe into teachable moment

    Turn potential gaffe into teachable moment

    Make sure your staff knows that one military title does not fit all I was recently proofreading an internal document and noticed that the writer used the term “soldier” for a veteran who had served in the Navy. It occurred to me that some civilians may not be aware of the distinctions between military branches. [...]

    Read more
  • In fact, veterans are pretty awesome all the way around.

    In fact, veterans are pretty awesome all the way around.

    Census Bureau data show America’s veterans are educated, motivated, successful and civically engaged. ■ 26 percent of veterans age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree, versus 28 percent of the total population. ■ 92 percent of veterans age 25 and older have at least a high school diploma, versus 86 percent of [...]

    Read more