Verizon And Military-Transition.org: On Hiring And Retaining Veterans

What does this #1 employer do better than any other company when it comes to hiring and retaining veterans in their workforce?

Veteran Military Jobs

In this interview I get to talk with two leading figures on hiring veterans. Evan Guzman is a veteran advocate with two decades of experience in strategic talent acquisition and human resources who has dedicated his career to support veterans, transitioning service members, reservists, and military spouses across the country in finding meaningful careers. Brian Niswander is an Air Force veteran, a reservist, and the founder of Military-Transition.org which provides timely, unbiased, and interactive information or “Transition Intelligence” to help service members successfully navigate the transition process. 

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What You Thought Graduates of Elite Schools Have, But Probably Don't

I get a bunch of questions from veterans about whether or not going to graduate school is the right career move after they transition. It really depends on your situation -- strengths, goals, and gaps in your skills and experiences. But I often find that veterans choose higher education for reasons that don't necessarily align with their needs and goals. And sometimes it's because they don't realize there are other options. Today's article comes from Josh Spodek -- a professor, entrepreneur, and astrophysicist, amongst other things -- whose wide breadth of experiences informs a unique view of strengths veterans have that they may not have considered.

What You Thought Graduates of Elite School Have, But Probably Don't
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Justin Constantine: Marine, Inspirational Speaker, and Author

Overcoming adversity, living life with gratitude, and leadership lessons from the battlefield.

Justin Constantine on SuccessVets

Justin Constantine is a former Marine and attorney. While on a routine combat patrol in 2005, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. Although the original prognosis was that he had been killed in action, Justin survived. He went on to be the Honor Graduate of his class at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before being medically retired in 2013. Today, he is an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant, teaching people about leadership, teamwork, and overcoming adversity. He recently completed his first book, My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines.

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Anthony Garcia: GuideOn CEO/Founder And Former Army Med Corps Officer

Hear how Anthony figured out his passion and purpose through a chance encounter at grad school.

Anthony Garcia on SuccessVets

Anthony Garcia is a former Army Medical Service Corp Officer and Medical Air Evacuation Officer with tours in Iraq and South Korea. He’s also a Cornell University MBA graduate. Today he’s the CEO and cofounder of GuideOn. GuideOn’s propose is to assist U.S. military service members and veterans transition to the private sector by providing skills transparency to employers and corporations.

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Lessons From a POW on Resilience, Perseverance, and Veteran Mental Health

If you want to see an example of military resilience, take a look at the movie Unbroken. This is a dramatization of the true story of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic athlete, Army Air Corps Bombardier, and WWII POW. If you haven’t heard Louis’ story, take a few minutes to check out this short video:

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