WHY VETERANS

why veterans

Born From the world’s greatest workforce – the US Military​!

  • Veterans are highly skilled professionals who have received specialized training in over 5,000 military occupations that directly translate into the civilian workplace.
  • Their military experience and the special intangible characteristics they have developed make them incredibly valuable employees.

15 REASONS TO HIRE A VETERAN

It’s a patriotic act and a shrewd and profitable business strategy.

1

HONESTY

During a tour of duty, honesty is a virtue that is embraced in the military. Miscreants are purged quickly. The military has sifted out the bad apples. The job applicants with honorable discharges are people you can count on to give you a straight answer.

2

LOYALTY

Veterans stopped their life because they were loyal to the USA and wanted to give back to our country for all the blessings she provides. This extraordinary spirit is rare and carries on in their working careers. Veterans rarely job hop. They want to find a home and grow with an honorable company. They want a career.

3

WORK WELL UNDER PRESSURE

Veterans must perform their jobs under some of the most stressful situations imaginable. Military personnel are required to set priorities, accomplish missions, and meet schedules daily. With this responsibility comes added pressure and stress, but veterans are trained to handle these factors in constructive ways. That means veterans are less likely to crack under pressure, even on the busiest or most stressful days in the workplace.

4

TEAM PLAYERS

Veterans are not lone wolves. They survived in the trenches and in basic training by counting on their team. Collaborating with their colleagues, they endured unreal deprivations. Hiring executives are in search of loyal employees who will invest in the company with hard work, motivation and dedication. Military personnel bring with them an intrinsic understanding of how loyalty adds to team proficiency and builds trust in a work environment.

5

GREAT WORK ETHIC

Through service, training, and lifestyle, former military personnel typically have the work ethic desired in any employee. Veterans take ownership of their actions. They’ve learned how to take charge of the duties assigned to them and execute tasks with minimal supervision. Military veterans don’t count the number of hours they are scheduled to be at work. They stay as long as they need to get the job done. Veterans approach every task with a ‘can-do’ attitude.

6

TRANSPARENT

Veterans are candid. They call it like it is. They do not hold back punches. It is refreshing to have people that share problems with you and don’t take it on the chin by covering things up.

7

GET 'ER DONE

Vets are unique in that they were trained for years to take a hill as a goal and then they took the hill. When veterans are told the company needs to hit a certain target or goal, they execute with laser-minded focus. No excuses. They make it happen.

8

PLANNERS

Veterans are methodical, process-driven people. They like order. They understand what they have to accomplish and then step by step hit their project goals. They embrace methodical planning so that they arrive at the destination on time the way it is supposed to go. In today’s job market, purpose-driven team members are a rare commodity but common among vets.

9

SOLID

Veterans are not flaky. Veterans do not provide drama. They’ve got the soft skills down pat. They show up for work. They are sober and serious about their mission. They come prepared and arrive early. This is very refreshing for any leadership team.

10

LEADERSHIP

The military trains veterans to accept and execute responsibility for resources, tasks, and their own behavior. This special training consists of inspiring leadership in others and motivating others, setting examples, delegating tasks, and giving clear and detailed directions. Additionally, veterans work in a highly team-oriented and hierarchical environment. Therefore, they know how to take orders and when to give them.

11

CORE VALUES

Veterans have a proven track record of trustworthiness and live by a strong code of ethics and core values. All adhere to the same basic principles: Commitment, integrity, accountability, loyalty, and service before self. Veterans understand the importance of these principles in building a strong team. They also bring an intrinsic understanding of how loyalty adds to team proficiency and builds trust in a work environment.

12

SELF DIRECTION & MOTIVATION

The rigorous training military members receive produces highly motivated employees who set high goals for themselves and achieve them. They learn how to work toward efficiency, ask for guidance when needed, and exercise self-discipline in professional settings. Veterans know how to analyze and resolve difficult and complex problems without constant guidance from supervisors—they’re self-starters who are driven to get the job done right the first time.

13

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Veterans represent many different backgrounds and appreciate working with all types of people regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, as well as mental, physical, and attitudinal capabilities. They possess the sensitivity to cooperate with many different types of people. Additionally, many military veterans speak more than one language, have traveled extensively, and understand the nuances of international communication.

14

TECHNOLOGY

Military personnel use some of the most sophisticated technology in the world. Working in the armed forces requires a high degree of technological skill and education to keep up with increasingly complex systems. Military members are among the first to adopt new technology. Furthermore, because of their experience, veterans are often aware of international and technical trends relating to business and can bring both technological savvy and a global outlook to any company.

15

HUGE SUPPLY

Our men and women are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan now. Hundreds to thousands of talented vets are looking for work. They should rise to the top of your job-applicant pile. Please do your patriotic duty and hire a vet. You will profit from it…guaranteed!

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HUGE SUPPLY

Our men and women are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan now. Hundreds to thousands of talented vets are looking for work. They should rise to the top of your job-applicant pile. Please do your patriotic duty and hire a vet. You will profit from it as well

Adapted from Drew Greenblatt @steelwire and MetLife Military Veterans Network.

 
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