It’s not necessarily a new story, but it’s still a troubling one — young, talented veterans having a hard time finding work in the civilian job market. A recent Huffington Post piece takes a look at the problem.
Two of the major issues discussed in the article — the inability of veterans to effectively translate their skills into a civilian resume (and the inability of employers to recognize the skills picked up in the military), and employers shying away from employing Guard and Reserve members who may be called back to service.
“I definitely think it’s getting worse out there,” said Daniel Hutchison, 29, who started a one-man transition assistance group, Ohio Combat Veterans, last May. “Part of that has to do with the economy across the board. The unemployment rate is still high, and with veterans, it’s even more complicated.”
We have a bunch of articles in our resume section about putting together a civilian resume that passes muster, and we just came out with an article yesterday about how Guard and Reserve members can market themselves in their resume for federal jobs. But what other factors are holding veterans back from getting their fair share of the jobs out there? Read the Huffington Post article and sound off in the comments section below.