Why you need an Employer Brand.

 If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful. Jeff Bezos In CareerBuilder’s 2012 annual job forecast they published the results of a survey conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive  among over 3,000 full time hiring managers and HR professionals conducted throughout November 2011.  The following […]

Hire a Vet: Globilization

This is part 11 in an 11 part series. Veterans have experience in cultures all around the world.  While most people are only familiar with the deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan service members are stationed all around the globe doing all types of missions.  These experiences not only teach them how to deal with people […]

Hire a Vet: Technology

This is part 10 in an 11 part series. The military is an organization that has some of the most advanced technology in the world.  From computers to airplanes service members get to learn how to use, maintain and repair equipment that in many cases is first introduced for military use.  GPS is just one […]

Hire a Vet: Accountability

  This is part 9 in an 11 part series. In the Army, Soldiers are held accountable for all the equipment owned by the Army.  That includes weapons, canteens, desks and computers.  If any equipment is lost then an investigation is conducted to determine who is held accountable. Soldiers are also held accountable for their […]

Hire a Vet: Diversity

This is part 6 in an 11 part series. Veterans work side-by-side with people from different races, gender, religions, ethnic backgrounds, etc.  The Army is a melting pot that represents all of society that now includes people of different sexual persuasions.  Service members are not judged on anything but their future potential. Members of the […]

Hire a Vet: Process Oriented

This is part 5 in an 11 part series. Every Soldier in the Army learns some process in doing their job.  From basic rifle marksmanship to firing tanks and cannons, Soldiers learn “crew drills” that are standardized throughout the service.  In most cases when there has been an accident it has been because someone failed […]

Hire a Vet: Teamwork

This is part 4 in an 11 part series. Veterans have learned the value of working as a team and the consequences when you don’t.  Many tasks in the military cannot be accomplished as an individual and therefore forces people to work together.  This also helps people in leadership positions learn about team dynamics.  These […]

Hire a Vet: Values

This is part 3 in an 11 part series. Each military organization has a defined set of values.  As an Army veteran I will focus on those that I know.  The Army not only introduced a program in 2005 to promote the Army values throughout the service but even added a week to Basic Combat […]