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Support from coast to coast

August 4th marks the birth of the United States Coast Guard, the branch of our military which has many unique characteristics that set them apart from the others. The Coast Guard is “always ready” (their latin motto: Semper Paratus), assuring maritime safety and security across the United States’ exclusive economic zone of over 4.3 million […] Read Article “Support from coast to coast”

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Family, Country and Career

In the early 1940s, two sets of my grandparents headed toward Europe as part of World War II’s famed Battle of the Atlantic. More than 75 years later, their descendants will make a return trip when my Navy family finishes a Summer move to Europe. While this link to our family past and service of […] Read Article “Family, Country and Career”

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From the Barracks to the Boardroom

How incredible is it to have the intense experience of serving in the U.S. Army and Ohio Army National Guard and being able to use those experiences in the civilian workforce? I have had the luxury of serving in the military, working in one of the “closest to war” positions as a female.  I worked […] Read Article “From the Barracks to the Boardroom”

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3 Questions to Ask as You Translate Your Military Resume

  What does it take to make a successful transition from active duty to the civilian world? There’s no shortage of online advice and transition assistance groups who tackle this question. But I’m a fan of “keep it simple,” an approach most veterans know well. Quick background on me and why I’m writing this…I served […] Read Article “3 Questions to Ask as You Translate Your Military Resume”

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Hire military spouses! Turn employment barriers into strengths

  It’s Military Appreciation Month and very nearly Veteran’s Day. So this week, Adecco is looking to hire military. We aren’t just talking about the soldiers that keep us safe. We’re talking about the spouses that have their backs! The MilSpouse. Did you know that the unemployment rate for military spouses is 12%? That’s higher […] Read Article “Hire military spouses! Turn employment barriers into strengths”

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Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian

In February 1980, an America dispirited by the Cold War and the Iran Hostage Crisis erupted into a cathartic burst of raw patriotism. A scrappy band of American college kids had defeated the reigning Soviet hockey juggernaut in the immortal “Miracle on Ice.” Amid the spontaneous national celebration, a young Doug Sharp was watching, entranced. […] Read Article “Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian”

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Military Spouse at Work

It’s almost Military Spouse Appreciation Day! No, we didn’t make that up. The Friday before Mother’s Day was nationalized as “Military Spouse Appreciation Day” by President Reagan in 1984. Why? For every married active duty military member serving our country, there is a military spouse serving too. Their sacrifices come in the form of multiple relocations, career […] Read Article “5 Ways to Celebrate the Military Spouse at Work”

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7 Job Search Tips for Veterans Entering the Civilian Workforce

Making the transition from military service to civilian life can be exciting, but also challenging for many veterans. Often, one of the biggest hurdles is the job search process and knowing how to effectively market their skills, experience and passion to employers. This challenge can be particularly acute for veterans coming off long stints of […] Read Article “7 Job Search Tips for Veterans Entering the Civilian Workforce”

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Happy Veterans Day!

“I’m not a hero, but I served with heroes,” said Major Richard Winters. That philosophy pretty much sums up my father’s humble outlook on his wartime experience in Vietnam. Every year on Veterans Day morning he went to the garage to retrieve a box containing a neatly-folded American flag. In his slippers, he would shuffle […] Read Article “Happy Veterans Day!”

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How Can You Improve Your Talent Pipeline? Hire a Veteran.

The Many Benefits of Hiring Veterans Military veterans served our country, and now many of them are making the transition from active duty service-member to active job seeker. This group represents a great opportunity for employers to cast a wide net when looking for top talent in the workplace. First and foremost, veterans are almost […] Read Article “How Can You Improve Your Talent Pipeline? Hire a Veteran.”