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Returning to civilian life and adjusting to a new system can be challenging for veterans. Finding a job can help you get used to a new routine as you slowly reintegrate into becoming a regular citizen, but there are many things to consider. Our previous article on job hunting for former Armed Forces members highlighted some tips, such as having a good resume, reaching out to a transition coach, and applying to companies that...
Following a career dedicated to military service, the transition from active duty to veteran marks an important new chapter in the lives of many. Finding meaningful and fulfilling activities is critical for maintaining physical and mental health among veterans. Taking well-deserved time to relax, play, create, connect with others, and travel are all excellent ways for veterans to enjoy their retirement. Read on as we discuss some of the best...
Serving in the Armed Forces of the United States is a unique experience that most civilians would never understand. The routines you participate in are very different, and if you were ever involved in combat scenarios, there is another level of emotional challenges to handle. One of the biggest struggles for a veteran returning to civilian life is finding a career path. Often, former military service members are uncertain about how...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disease that impacts millions of women in the United States. Obesity, irregular menstrual cycles, elevated androgen levels, infertility, and more can manifest as a result of the condition. As such, women in active service can face challenges with military operations and readiness. Managing PCOS while in the military can be difficult to achieve while deployed or at home stations....
It’s only natural to feel a little aimless after leaving the Armed Forces. You’re now a standard civilian and must form a new routine to adjust to everyday life. The transition can be challenging. However, finding a job can be integral to forming a new routine and supporting yourself. As you start your job hunt in earnest, here are a few things you need to know: You’ll Be Vetted Just like many job...
Writing an effective veteran resume involves highlighting the unique qualifications, skills, and experiences that you gained during your military service. Here are some steps to guide you through the process: 1. Choose an appropriate resume formatting style. Recruiters only spend an average time of six (6) seconds when reviewing applicant resumes. That means you only have about five (5) seconds to catch the recruiter's attention....
Many veterans return to civilian life with some form of disability, but unfortunately, not all of them get the support they need to thrive. One of the most significant forms of aid that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides, beyond scholarships and home loans, is disability assistance; however, a significant portion of disability claims are denied upon the first application. This can be deeply disheartening, especially if you’re...
When hiring employees or managers for your organization or business,  one often comes across experienced or inexperienced people in the job market. Hiring experienced people can be good for your business as they offer ample benefits when compared to those with no or less experience.  If you are looking for a good job in the industry and need to carry the required experience or degree, chances are that you may have a bleak...
The construction industry currently faces various challenges that can hinder its growth and success. These challenges include labor shortages, an aging workforce, constant safety concerns, technological advancements, project delays, and budget overruns. Finding skilled workers is a constant struggle for the construction industry. The demand for construction projects often exceeds the available workforce, leading to delays and increased...
There are numerous benefits to working in government or public service jobs. Job security is typically high in this sector, making layoffs and downsizing less common compared to private industries. This stability can provide employees with peace of mind.  The public sector boasts a wide range of employment opportunities across fields like healthcare, education, law enforcement, and environmental conservation. This breadth of...
What does it really mean to create a Legacy? First, we have to define what "legacy" is. The general connotation of  legacy is something that is done or built in the past but remains to have a lasting impact in the present and promises to continue until the next generations. In essence, to create a legacy means to contribute to something meaningful, positive, and enduring that people will remember and benefit from for generations to...
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be a daunting experience. While veterans possess a wealth of skills and experience that are highly valuable to employers, effectively translating this background into a compelling resume is crucial.  A well-crafted resume can make all the difference in securing a job interview and ultimately landing a fulfilling civilian career. In this blog post, we will guide job seekers with military...