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6 Transition Mistakes To Avoid When You’re Getting Out Of The Military

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This article originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues. As you prepare to get out of the military, don’t make these mistakes. There are some days you never forget — the day you turn 21, your wedding, and the birth of a child. But for those of us in the veteran community, those days also include your expiration of term of service day. In 2010, burned out and ready ... more

Appreciating Veterans in the Workplace

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Valuing the Service We've Been There, Done That Understand that many transitioning Service Members have leadership capabilities above and beyond the typical civilian employee. Value this characteristic and find ways to weave leadership responsibilities into the civilian position. Be sure to overtly demonstrate the values your company places on military training and experience, perhaps by creating a Veteran-specific page on your website or re... more

Team RWB Is Making A Difference In Veterans’ Lives And Here’s Proof

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This article originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues. A case study of Team Red White & Blue shows veteran groups are really proving their value. On the surface, the veterans I exercise with in the gym or on the running trail appear to be doing great. But in quiet moments, sometimes between breaths on a treadmill, or unloading a barbell, core truths are reveal... more

Maximizing Military Terminal Leave

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Terminal leave, now often referred to as transitional leave, is the type of leave servicemembers accrue before they transition out of the military. It's tempting to use your leave liberally while in the service, but saving terminal leave can make your transition smooth and even enjoyable. Many servicemembers are very careful about saving up their maximum allotment of 60 days terminal leave, but spending that time wisely is another trick a... more

Five Things to Help Recruit Veterans to Your Business

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Nearly 250,000 servicemembers transition out of the armed services every year. And, this talented pool of job seekers looks for military-friendly companies that will put their hard-earned skills to good use. Veterans have much to offer the civilian workforce — many are educated, disciplined, professional, self-starters, detail oriented and have a very strong work ethic. It only makes sense for companies to tout themselves as military friendly... more

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