Talking Veteran Value on FOX 2

I recent had the opportunity to appear on one of FOX 2 WJBK’s Money Mondays series to talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart: helping military veterans find work. It was a great honor to be able to speak to the value of hiring veterans, and to give veterans some tips on how to showcase their skills to potential employers:

Watch it here:
http://www.powerlinkonline.com/media.php

During my appearance on the program, I was able to talk a little bit about how the knowledge, skills and abilities that veterans gain over the course of their military service translate over to the civilian sector. Understanding that “knowledge transfer” is essential, and it is equally important that veterans’ applying for a job understand what they should and should not be doing. In the interview, I touch upon some of the highlights, including reminders not to use military jargon, and suggesting that applicants perform their own intelligence briefing.

You can read some more about the hiring process dos and don’ts for veterans here and here. Veteran employment is a critically important issue today, at a time when nearly a third of Michigan’s 700,000 veterans are out of work. But there is help out there for those looking to transition from the service to the work force.

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