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    Default Why do Veterans have a hard time finding jobs post Military Service?

    Easy. What percentage of so-called HR Professionals ever served in a branch of the military? Probably like way less than 1%. That might be a good thing, almost. Fighting troops are trained killers, and one needs a strong desire to do his or her job better than his or her enemy.

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    Default Re: Why do Veterans have a hard time finding jobs post Military Service?

    PTSD could be a strong factor.

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    Default Re: Why do Veterans have a hard time finding jobs post Military Service?

    I hire veterans.
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    Default Re: Why do Veterans have a hard time finding jobs post Military Service?

    I would like to know what the OP assumption is based on.

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    Default Re: Why do Veterans have a hard time finding jobs post Military Service?

    Like anything, veteran experience has pluses and minuses. Mostly pluses in terms of applicable skills and education, working with others, discipline, determination, problem solving, tenacity, maturity, etc. Sometimes, not always, minuses if military indoctrination has suppressed their creativity in terms of always coloring inside the lines, not thinking outside the box, being open to cultures other than their own, not questioning authority when it should be questioned, etc. But that is often the case with many non-veterans as well. So I don't pre-judge. I try to ask questions, the same exact questions, of any applicant, to determine all of the above.

    PTSD in progress is definitely a problem, requiring treatment, like any other illness.

    While I would never wish it upon anyone, experience and recovery from PTSD can be a plus, in terms of improved empathy for others and early spotting of emotional problems requiring treatment. Just my opinion.
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    Default Re: Why do Veterans have a hard time finding jobs post Military Service?

    The OP is based on several recent intenet articles concerning the difficulties veterans face getting post-service employment. Google is your friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by switters View Post
    I would like to know what the OP assumption is based on.

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    Default Re: Why do Veterans have a hard time finding jobs post Military Service?

    Some of it may have to do with ‘career military’ veterans, getting out after twenty or thirty years and then looking for work in the private sector. If you’re fifty years old or older finding work can be difficult.
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    Default Re: Why do Veterans have a hard time finding jobs post Military Service?

    A huge factor is what you did in the military. An Xray technician in the base hospital is going to have a much easier time than a rifleman.

    I went to a civil service job interview in uniform and was hired in the early 90's but I also had a masters degree in computer science which was a big deal back then.

    Brian can fix a helicopter and I'm pretty sure there is a high demand for those skills.
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