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CPT Jack Durish
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It hurts and it helps. There, is that wishy-washy enough for you? Sure it hurts with civilian hiring managers who are looking for specific skills that military members don't possess. It also hurts with those who have preconceived notions, largely bred from rumors propagated in popular media and films about "broken veterans". It helps with hiring managers who are looking for people who are trainable and have discipline and are self-motivated. What every veteran needs to remember is the same thing that all job seekers need to remember. You need to sell yourself and when you do, don't be discouraged by failures. As every good salesperson can tell you, when you ask for the sale, some will and some won't
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SFC Management
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CPT Jack Durish Sir. Your first sentence sums it up perfectly. Myself being recently into the civilian work force I've run into a HUGE stigma of what Vets are. A well worded resume helped immensely in translating my skills and qualifications are, and a somewhat grasp that he civilian work force is NOTHING like the military. I've had my ups and downs with my job, but overall I can't complain.
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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CPT Jack Durish I expect nothing less than the greatest responses from you Jack! I'd give give (10) Votes Up everytime you respond, but my ration of 75 go way too fast every morning. Hope you're doing well my friend!
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Maj John D Benedict
Maj John D Benedict
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I was going to say it hurts and it helps, but with a different approach. It helps because military vets for the most part, have a solid work ethic. One very desirable trait. We also know how to get to work on time. It hurts because the military takes care of so much for us, that we have to relearn how to do things back in the civilian world. I've also found it a challenge to properly translate my jobs, job titles, and such into civilian size bites. If that's not enough, I think some folks are intimidated by what our resumes contain, because we carry SO much responsibility almost from the start of our careers. Makes me want to start my own business...
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GySgt Melissa Gravila
GySgt Melissa Gravila
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Your first sentence IS perfect- and I have found, especially in my field, when they hear "Marine" Im automatically labeled hard to get along with, rigid, unfriendly, bitch, (well, the last one is true, but that's beside the point!) And a lot of men are intimidated by my straight forward personality. I've been on interviews, answered all the questions, went through the scenarios, then see "the look" when they see "U.S.M.C. Veteran" on my resume, and they can't get rid of me fast enough! You would think I was applying to work in a post office or something! LOL
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GySgt Bryan A. McGown  "Gunny"
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Col Mikel Burroughs, we at NEOVETS are making strides in changing the way that HR looks at Veterans. We currently have 8 companies whom we've trained and designated as Certified Military Talent Employers:
Nagle Companies
Cleveland Clinic
Jakprints
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Park Place Technologies
Nations Lending Corporation
Lorain County Community College (Ohio)
Hyland, creator of OnBase
We have another three companies with pending decisions, and I can tell you as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for NEOVETS that we expect those three companies to be approved before the end of CY2016.
These companies MUST submit evidence as described below, and they have agreed to provide meaningful feedback throughout the recruiting cycle.
http://neovets.org/cmte-program-overview/
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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RP MEMBERS AND CONNECTIONS this is a great link right above this response on NEOVETS to a great source in the MidWest - check it out and my buddy Gunny McGown can help a lot of veterans work through the employment and transition minefield!






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SP5 Mark Kuzinski
SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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On my way!
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GySgt Bryan A. McGown  "Gunny"
GySgt Bryan A. McGown "Gunny"
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SP5 Mark Kuzinski - Looking forward to it, Mark!
Again, thanks for the mod, Colonel!
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Maj John D Benedict
Maj John D Benedict
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I appreciate this effort, GySgt Bryan A. McGown Thanks!
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Maj William W. 'Bill' Price
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I'd love to show them that they are wrong, COL Mikel J. Burroughs. I' ve got two slots open for Cyber Defenders today. Happy for all referrals.
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Maj William W. 'Bill' Price Awesome - do you have a link for thsoe positions, so we can get the word out across RP?
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GySgt Bryan A. McGown  "Gunny"
GySgt Bryan A. McGown "Gunny"
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I too would like to see where those roles are situated, Major William W. "Bill" Price.
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