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  • In the Line of Hire: 6 Industries in Need of Veteran Applicants

    In the Line of Hire: 6 Industries in Need of Veteran Applicants

    Finding a job in today’s economy can be tough for anyone. For American military veterans, however, it can prove especially daunting. With numerous industries to choose from, finding a good starting point can be the hardest task of all. The good news is that certain industries are particularly good at utilizing military skill sets and will make the transition back into the civilian workplace easier. Here are a fe…

  • Hot Careers: The 5 Fastest-Growing Job Fields

    Hot Careers: The 5 Fastest-Growing Job Fields

    Keeping an eye on the fastest-growing career tracks in the country is a good way for unemployed veterans to make plans for the future. Careers that seem to be getting the most attention lately are rooted in technology, science and math. Of the top 5 fastest growing careers all three of these categories can be found. It also seems that people who have a college degree, on top of the skills required for jobs in …

  • See Which Big City Veterans Named the Top Place to Retire

    See Which Big City Veterans Named the Top Place to Retire

    Deciding where to retire is just as important for military personnel as it is to decide when to retire. One factor influences the other and is dependent on a variety of variables — post-military career, cost of living and welfare of children, among others. As for the best place for veterans to retire — there's really only one choice, according to a recent survey. Oklahoma City is one metropolis that…

  • The Military Guide On How to Ask for a Raise

    The Military Guide On How to Ask for a Raise

    Asking for a raise is an issue that creates tension for many people. And if you're in the military or are a military spouse, you probably haven't had to ask for raise before in your career. But now you've taken on more responsibilities for the same pay or you've been in the military or other occupation for a certain amount of time, and the day has come for you to approach your boss or supervisor with a respectful …

  • Final Exam: 9 Tips To Avoid Post-College Money Nightmares

    Final Exam: 9 Tips To Avoid Post-College Money Nightmares

    You just graduated from college. Whether you or your parents handled your finances these past four (or five or six) years, you are probably in need of some financial advice as you start your career and become self-sustaining in your 20s. What should you do with your money now? Here are nine helpful tips you can use to become financially independent and make the most of your money — whether you're in the mili…

  • Vets Can Tap into New Military-to-Civilian Job Certification Program

    Vets Can Tap into New Military-to-Civilian Job Certification Program

    Earlier this month, President Obama stopped by a Honeywell manufacturing plant in Golden Valley, Minn., to announce his new initiative designed to ease the transition for veterans entering the civilian workforce. Honeywell has hired hundreds of veterans across the nation since early 2011, making it the ideal place to highlight the administration’s efforts to help former service members find employment. Calle…