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8 Benefits of Hiring a Military Veteran

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By Brad Miller, TheMilitaryGuide.org

When veterans apply for jobs in the civilian marketplace, they offer a number of advantages over other candidates due to the many useful abilities and values they pick up in the service. They can fill jobs requiring specialized skills and are typically in superior physical condition. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 370,000 vets were unemployed in 2017, but more and more employers are discovering the benefits of putting them to work in their organizations.

Some veterans lack work experience outside the military but have characteristics that give them an edge over other job candidates, such as:

Here are some of the ways that veterans’ soft skills can translate into promising careers. The following tables represent LinkedIn salary data for positions that require the skills mentioned above.

Detail-oriented vets can become:

Veterans can use integrity to excel as:

(LinkedIn)

Team leadership is valuable for:

If you need more reasons to hire a vet, here’s what they can offer once they’re established in your business.

There are many great resources to help veterans looking to fast-track the hiring process, including the following:

Military training instills numerous skills and values in its service members that can put many veterans ahead of the employment game, qualifications-wise. Mutual acknowledgment and understanding between job-seeker and employer can help in matching the right candidate with the right job, to the benefit of all. Whether you’re a vet looking for a job or someone looking to hire a veteran, the valuable assets provided above can help with the process.

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