It seems appropriate as we celebrate Thanksgiving to give thanks to the brave men and women who have so valiantly served our country. Many are returning home and entering a very tough job market.
My friend and colleague Andrea Nierenberg has co-authored a book, just released, called Networking for Veterans, the first military transition book written by an Iraq or Afghanistan veteran.
One of the co-authors, Michael Abram, is a combat Marine who struggled to find and begin a new career upon his transition back home. He writes about his successes and failures as a military job seeker.
The book serves as a transition guidebook for future returning service members. It includes networking tips and how to use social media to find a job, especially LinkedIn. The book also recounts the heartwarming stories of returning vets and the jobs they currently hold.
Hire a Veteran
Many companies, listed in the book, are making a special effort to hire veterans. I was pleased to read that CUNY Office of Veteran’s Affairs, which has designed many programs to assist veterans transitioning from military to student life., the nation’s leading urban public university, has established the
Companies that want to learn more about hiring veterans can begin by visiting the Department of Labor’s site, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS). Click on this link Networking for Veterans if you would like to purchase the book for a returning veteran at a special discount.
My best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and your friends.