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Posted December 10, 2014 by

Vets Can Make a Difference in Your Recruiting

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Did you know that 99% of the companies that have hired military veterans want to hire more?

There are many good reasons for hiring vets:

  • Vets are typically better educated than their civilian counterparts
  • Vets are eligible for free relocation
  • Vets represent an elite subset of the market (only 24% of 18-24 years olds can join)
  • Vets are trained to be goal-directed and detail-oriented

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Posted November 18, 2014 by

Employers, Are You Interested in Hiring Veterans?

Employers are constantly looking to hire the best and brightest people to help their companies succeed.  While they might have certain candidates in mind, it is important for them not to forget about those who have served our country.  Veterans who are transitioning from military life to civilian life might have the skills and experience employers need to fill job openings.  They do not want a hand out, just a hand up in preparing to enter the job market. (more…)

Posted December 11, 2013 by

5 Reasons Employers Should Hire Veterans for Entry Level Jobs

The following post includes five reasons why employers should hire veterans for entry level jobs.

With a stack of resumes and a list of applicants leaving messages, employers definitely aren’t short on interested individuals, but that doesn’t mean each is a strong applicant. Finding quality talent to fill your open positions is rarely easy. However, there is one demographic that isn’t short on quality: Marines. Not only should veterans use these tips

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Posted September 05, 2013 by

Applying for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Why Getting a Response May Take Some Time

For new college graduates, it may be hard to wait for a response to their job applications; however, they must understand that it is part of the application process.  In the following post, learn why it may take some time to receive a response after applying for recent college graduate jobs.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever reached the final interview stage but didn’t get hired. Or you submitted your application only to have it lost forever in the Internet blackhole. Why does this happen, and what does HR actually want from you? You’re in luck! Several HR professionals want to share

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Posted January 07, 2013 by

8 Valuable Tips For Navigating Military Job Fairs

CollegeRecruiter.comSo, you are a military job seeker attending a job fair.  How can you make most of this experience?  Here are some helpful tips in the following post.

After attending numerous military job fairs as part of my work, I have witnessed firsthand countless job seeker mistakes that are easily avoidable. The list below was compiled in order to provide useful advice to assist transitioning military service members with marketing themselves more successfully and to help them overcome some common challenges.

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Posted December 27, 2012 by

How to Negotiate an Offer

CollegeRecruiter.comBefore accepting a job offer, you need to think about what you will get out of it.  Learn more about how you can use negotiation to your advantage in the following post.

Great news! You aced your interview and have received an offer for a rewarding career, but the journey to your new career doesn’t end here. For many, negotiating the offer can be the most difficult part of finding a job. You may not know what you are worth in the civilian workplace, or have unrealistic expectations in terms of salary. Here is a guide to this complex step of the process.

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Posted December 24, 2012 by

Top 8 Reasons Why Many Veterans aren’t Getting the Job

CollegeRecruiter.comAfter a little while searching for jobs, military veterans probably wonder why they can’t get hired.  In the following post, learn eight reasons keeping them from landing new positions in the civilian workforce.

Today we welcome a guest blog post from Todd Hecht, a Recruiter at Orion International and Navy veteran.

There is no doubt in my mind that the job market is tough overall and even tougher for newly transitioning veterans. You would be hard pressed not to find blog after blog and LinkedIn post after post that identifies the reasons why the market is so tough for our Nation’s Heroes. There is no shortage of people identifying what the Government can do or what companies can do to help our veterans.

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Top 8 Reasons Why Many Veterans aren’t Getting the Job

Posted December 04, 2012 by

Your Transition Timeline

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you are a veteran looking ahead to your next career move, there are some steps you can take to prepare for it.  The following post offers them to assist you with transitioning into a civilian career.

One of the first questions to cross a transitioning veteran’s mind is when is the best time to begin their career search. In most cases, the right answer is approximately 18 months from the date you plan to begin your next career. Based on that timeline, you can use the following checklist as a guide to ensure you are doing everything possible to prepare for your transition.

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Your Transition Timeline