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Hi, guys haven't been in here in awhile but I just started a new job at RecruitMilitary trying to get companies to hire more vets. I will start posting jobs that come up that I am working for those interested these are on our job board so you must be a veteran to register and apply. Here is the first job Oil Field opportunity no experience necessary great company and really wants to hire vets.

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An excellent article that outlines how/why veterans excel!


10 Things I Learned About Veteran Entrepreneurs

Perspective from the community lead for Denver WeWork Veterans in Residence program, helping military vets progress on their professional paths

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Published: 2018.04.24 04:00 PM


Veterans are uniquely positioned to succeed as entrepreneurs.

Per a 2016 Fortune magazine article in 2016, Craig Cummings, Partner at Moonshot Capital, touts that veteran-led startups make up about 25 percent of the portfolio, but represent 75 percent of the returns of his firm.

Why is that?

What is it about veterans that make them well-suited to success in entrepreneurial ventures?

As community lead for the Denver WeWork Veterans in Residence program, I have the inspiring opportunity to watch cohorts of veterans at various points in their entrepreneurial journeys come together and help each other progress.

My personal observations of these veteran entrepreneurs led me to these 10 observations/reaffirmations of the skills veterans bring to entrepreneurship.

1. Veterans form bonds quickly. When you move every two to three years for a new assignment, you learn to quickly accept and be accepted into new communities. Ties are made quickly, and you can be separated for years and instantly re-connect. You may arrive at a new base and be invited to a “farewell” party for someone you’ve never met – not to really say goodbye but to meet all the new folks you’ll be working with for that assignment.This openness to connection is useful in establishing new relationships with potential partners, customers or other stakeholders.

2. Veterans are used to operating in ambiguous situations – making sense of a multitude of inputs, prioritizing and executing. These are all skills that are essential for an entrepreneur.

3. Veterans know how to embrace a pivot when necessary. Like battle plans in the face of the enemy, business plans typically fall apart at first contact with the customer. Veterans are experienced at moving to take advantage of new opportunities.

4. Veterans support each other. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard how grateful a veteran entrepreneur is to just have a “safe place” to vent about their professional challenges or frustrations. Veterans in Residence provides a physical space and supportive audience for entrepreneurs to talk about something without investors, employees or co-founders in their midst.

5. Veterans trust each other. This is related to, but not the same as support. For entrepreneurs, veteran venues provide a safe place where they can voice their ideas and get honest feedback (I’m getting to that one) without fear of their ideas being “stolen” or divulged to a competitor.

6. Veterans are used to honesty and bluntness. Veterans don’t pussyfoot around when providing feedback. If your idea sucks, you’ll hear about it…which is great because it saves time from pursuing an idea that you like but that just doesn’t have legs. But it’s not a negative experience, as it’s immediately followed with constructive thoughts about how a shift in approach or perspective could make your idea feasible or better.

7. Veterans separate the person from the mission – or the idea. Even if one of your ideas Lacks credibility, it doesn’t mean you do. We can provide that open, honest feedback because we don’t take it personally. Tough after-action reports where critiques come in from all angles do not imply, nor are taken as, a lack of respect for the person.

8. Veterans have a strong desire to serve that doesn’t end when their time in uniform ends. They want to continue to help others. The most recurrent comment I receive on Veterans in Residence applications is that they want to join the cohort “to help others.”

9. Veterans are there for each other personally as well as professionally. If someone is hurting or in trouble, needs someone to talk with, etc., veteran entrepreneurs reach out to help and to ask for help.

10. Veterans operate on a win-win basis for their battle buddies and the conviction that a rising tide raises all boats. It’s not a “you have to lose for me to win” philosophy. At veteran pitch competitions, often the loudest applause for the winners comes from the team that came in second place!

Veterans succeed at entrepreneurship mostly because of love: Love for the challenge they are taking on, the impact they are having and for their fellow veteran entrepreneurs.
 
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On a another note here is our calendar of job fairs for the remainder of the year and next year as well. If are currently working and can't make an in person event look at the virtual events they are awesome and discreet if you don't want your boss to know you are looking lol.

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I’d have to do a civilian Resume
That's what you should be doing as 95% of our employers are civilians but the best thing to do is actually network with employers and ask the recruiters or hiring managers that are there how your resume should look as the majority of applications in todays world need to go through an ATS irregardless. Shoot me a copy of your resume you have now I can give some pointers.
 

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That's what you should be doing as 95% of our employers are civilians but the best thing to do is actually network with employers and ask the recruiters or hiring managers that are there how your resume should look as the majority of applications in todays world need to go through an ATS irregardless. Shoot me a copy of your resume you have now I can give some pointers.
All I have at the current moment is a Government/USA Jobs resume. I need to make a regular resume
 
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All I have at the current moment is a Government/USA Jobs resume. I need to make a regular resume
That will work well for the gov contractors at the event if you want to stick in the gov sector other thing to consider to is just to network at the event about 90% of the time you will still have to submit your resume through an online ATS so I recommend to speak with the recruiters and hiring managers at the events and if there is a company or role you want ask them how to format your resume to get it through the ATS similar to what you had to do with USAJOBS
 

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SOSI is doing a presentation on transitioning tomorrow. I think it might be simulcast on Facebook live on the SOSI page. SOSI is a big gov contract company with a huge veteran workforce.
 
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We are hosting a National Virtual Career Fair next week these are great if you can't leave the office and are looking for a new opportunity. In 2018 we saw quite a bit of uptick in employers and candidates who preferred the virtual events over the physical events. If this doesn't work please register with recruitmilitary.com as well all of our clients are serious about hiring veterans they have made a significant investment in their organization to hire veterans with us so it's not like any other job board plus we are now integrated with google as well.

National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans: November 20, 2018
 
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