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Breaking into Military Advising in Hollywood

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Service members exiting the military sometimes find their career plans include Hollywood, and see military advising as a potential inroad. Advising on the set of movies or television can be incredibly hard to break into on its own, but can be incredibly rewarding. Regardless of whether a veteran sees an advisor role as the ultimate goal or as a step in the process to a different career in the entertainment industry (i.e., becoming an act... more

Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans: Veteran Career Fairs Don't Work

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This ten-part series entitled "Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans" first appeared on the RecruitMilitary website and was contributed by Peter A. Gudmundsson, a former U.S. Marine artillery officer and the CEO of RecruitMilitary, a leading provider of veteran hiring solutions. As CEO of one of the nation's leading producers of veteran career fairs, I have heard from some veteran candidates that their transition classes discouraged them from... more

Upcoming Job Fairs

Attend a Job Fair in Your Area If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. Job fair schedules and locations can often change – be sure to double-check with the organizers of individual job fairs to ensure y... more

5 Reasons Why Employers Are Not Hiring Vets

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In spite of a strong work ethic and dedication to mission accomplishment, many veterans continue to find it difficult to secure a position in the civilian workforce. The Center for a New American Security conducted interviews with 87 individuals from 69 companies to find out why this may be the case, from an employer perspective. This information is valuable from the perspective of a veteran searching for a job so that they can overcome t... more

How to Ask About Prior Military Service in the Interview

Question: As a hiring manager, I often interview military veterans. I struggle with how to ask about their time in service. I want to know what they did and how it could impact their work in the job I’m hiring for. How do I ask about prior military service without crossing lines --- legal and ethical? Answer: You are correct to question the legal and ethical boundaries around interview questions. While your intention is to assess rel... more

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