Harvard Business Blog: Why the Military Produces Great Leaders

This post from the Harvard Business blog on how the business world can (and, as we know, does) benefit from military leaders is from earlier this year, but it’s worth reposting for any who didn’t catch it the first time: “When followers have trust and confidence in a charismatic leader, they are transformed into willing, […]

25,000 Veterans Sign Up for New Post 9/11 G.I. Bill in First Two Weeks

The Christian Science Monitor published a great article on the popularity of the new and very generous Post 9/11 G.I. Bill coming into effect at the end of this summer.  Since the Department of Veterans Affairs began accepting online applications on May 1st more than 25,000 veterans have submitted an application.  The new bill is effective for classes/programs […]

Veterans in “Green Jobs”: New York Times

The New York Times ran a nice piece yesterday regarding veterans in “green jobs” such as solar, wind, biomass, etc. So why are military-experienced job seekers targeting these areas, as well as being targeted by the energy sector for open positions? Prior-military service members have always been a significant part of the energy industry’s, oil […]

The 2009 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military™

CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, announced the winners of the 2009 Most Valuable Employers for Military. Some of the winning military-friendly companies include: BNSF Railway Company CACI International Inc Consolidated Edison, Inc. CSX Corporation For the full list, see the official announcement here.

Hiring Military Candidate Profile: Marty Abbott

This article profiles a military-experienced job seeker, Marty Abbott, who has gone on to a varied and distinguished career. Abbott also advises those considering the military-to-civilian transition to carry their unique commitment to duty from the military into their civilian jobs. “That dedication to mission that service members have is a definite plus in the […]

Recruiting Military Case Study: Atkinson

I’m posting another case study regarding an employer who has had success hiring military: Atkinson. “Due to an increase in public works funding, Atkinson Construction needed a reliable source for engineers, estimators, and site superintendents.   Hardworking, intelligent, imaginative and a willingness to learn are just a few of the qualities that Atkinson Construction looks for […]