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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.”

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The Top Ten Reasons to Temp if You’re a Military Spouse

For military spouses, establishing a lucrative career path can be exceptionally challenging. Deployments, P.C.S. (Permanent Change of Station) and being a single parent are all roadblocks in the fast-track to success, no matter how competent or hardworking the individual. What’s more, the small towns surrounding military installations are not exactly booming with job opportunities that justify a hard-earned […] Read Article “The Top Ten Reasons to Temp if You’re a Military Spouse”

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Celebrate Freedom!

Around Independence Day of 1943, my grandmother, Dorothy, was working as a real life “Rosie the Riveter.”  Grandma Dorothy recalled this chapter of her life fondly. While proud of her contribution to our troops overseas, she took equal pride in her contribution to her family’s financial security.  Work gave her a sense of identity and personal […] Read Article “Celebrate Freedom!”

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The Force Behind the Force: Military Spouses Make Great Employees

Adecco and our clients understand the value that veterans and military spouses bring to the workplace. That’s why Adecco has partnered with groups like the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, which helps us connect to military spouses. We’ve also developed the Adecco Military Alliance, a partnership between Adecco, military affiliate groups, and military installations around the […] Read Article “The Force Behind the Force: Military Spouses Make Great Employees”