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The Invisible Veterans

Women are the fastest growing veteran population, with 2.2 million women veterans representing every branch of the military living nationwide, a number that is expected to double over the next ten years. That’s ten percent of the current veteran population. ...




The Only Career Advice You Need For 2017

“The indispensable employee brings humanity and connection and art to her organization. She is the key player, the one who’s difficult to live without, the person you can build something around.” Seth Godin
Buckle your seat belt and here we grow… in the next few minutes we’ll map out the path to ensure you reach your goals for the upcoming year. ...




Home Depot and GallopNYC Join Forces to Help Vets with PTSD

Out of nearly 19 million veterans living in the United States, anywhere from two to six million of them suffer from PTSD. 11-20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans reportedly have the condition.
 
GallopNYC, a therapeutic horsemanship program in New York City, has been doing its part to help people with disabilities since 2007, from children with autism to veterans with PTSD. ...




Leaving The Military? 3 Careers You Should Consider

Are you leaving the military? If your EAS date is approaching and you’ve no exit plan, don’t get nervous. Whether you have a plan or not, transitioning to a civilian job can be stressful even for people who have everything already worked out. ...




Off The Beaten Path: 4 Technical Careers To Consider

It's no secret that tech careers are in right now, and nearly every profession in the technology field is growing due to humanity's dependence on and advancement of technology. You've probably heard of the most popular tech careers, but did you know about these more obscure ones? Here are four tech careers to consider that will take you off the beaten path. ...




What Is the Difference Between Career Growth and Career Development?

Dear Growth or No:
 
There is a major distinction between the two. In fact, career growth depends on career development.
 
Growth is your organization’s ladder or, to use the parlance of the day, career lattice. While a ladder displays only vertical movement between jobs, a career lattice, by contrast, contains both vertical and lateral movement between jobs and may reflect more closely the career paths of employees in the modern work environment. ...




The Best Career Advice I Didn't Take

he world is full of people eager to dispense life and career guidance. Most advice, though, even from the wisest among us, isn’t universally applicable. Timing and life stage can exert a big influence. That’s what makes both giving the right advice and -- if you're on the receiving end, deciphering it -- so challenging. ...




Veterans make up nearly one-third of federal workers

Veterans make up almost one-third of the federal workforce, up 5 percentage points since President Obama took office, according to new data released by the Office of Personnel Management on Veterans Day.That translates into more than 623,000 veterans working in civilian federal posts, 31 percent of the 2 million individuals working in civilian government jobs. ...




6 tricks for veterans transitioning from college to the workplace

You’ve already made one major transition, learning to undo your military mindset and getting into the collegiate brain space. It can be a tough transition, finding a way to engage in the informal culture that drives academia. Now you’ve got to switch gears again, putting aside your student self as you brace to enter the world of work. ...




How to Know When to Stop Talking and Other Interview Hacks

Interviews can be nerve-wracking. If you’re worried and feeling unprepared, you’re probably awkwardly sweating and hoping they don’t notice.
 
The solution is not to buy deodorant, it’s to learn how to ace interviews and use your knowledge to get your dream job (you can still buy deodorant, though). ...