I don’t come from a military background, so I’m no expert in veteran affairs, but I do know one thing: when it comes to veterans, I have the utmost respect. If you think about it, veterans are amongst the closest you’ll come to encountering real-life Marvel action heroes. They are the first in line to go where many of us would rather not, and are incredibly brave in doing so. If that’s not enough, they are completely selfless in their service; willing to put their lives on the line for complete strangers like you and me.
Being from the career management industry, an area that is often very challenging for veterans as they transition into civilian life, my heart always sinks at the thought of these outstanding and heroic men and women, having to face the same challenges as the average job seeker. After all, it is their commitment to you and I that affords us the freedom we tend to take for granted each day.
Today, on a day we set aside for veterans, it’s only appropriate that the hiring world take note of the awesome employees you’re potentially missing out on if you don’t consider a veteran for your team.
Here are 31 skills you can benefit from when you hire a vet:
- Data Analysis
- Technical Skills
- Report Writing
- Supervision of Others
- Deadline Oriented
- Project Implementation
- Strong Work Ethic
- Planning & Structure
- Ability to Perform in High-Pressure Environments or Adversity
- Positive Can-Do Attitude
- Self Confidence
- Efficient Performance
- Crisis Management
- Respect For Procedures
- Accelerated Learning Curve
It takes a special person to add “veteran” to their resume for the bravery and selfless service factors alone.
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To all the veterans out there: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. To all the hiring managers out there who haven’t considered hiring veterans: You’re missing out!