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Technology, Engineering Among 'Hottest' Jobs for New Vets

Military members swapping stripes for ties, blue jeans or office casual should seek jobs in the fields of technology, operations management and engineering, according to an annual ranking of “Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans,” released Monday.
The rundown of leading employment opportunities for new veterans is based on surveys completed by many of the top “military-friendly” employers within the Fortune 1000, said Sean Collins, vice president of G. ...




50 Resources for Military Spouses and Families

Whether you are looking for career resources or emotional support, there are a plethora of resources for military spouses out there to sift through. We’ve compiled a list of the 50 best resources for the range of needs of a military spouse and their family. ...




Get your resume past the robots: How to beat HR's mechanical gatekeepers

Work the system (but do it right)
 
Sure, you could simply hope you're the best match for the job and trust the process, but every system can and will be gamed. The Wall Street Journal points out the techniques that many people use to do this. ...




5 Ways the Job Market May Change in 2017

Hiring dominated 2016, but in 2017, analytics will become a larger part of the human resources department, the gig economy will reach a tipping point and employers will return to more traditional benefits packages, one researcher predicts.
 
After studying the job market over the past year, Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, saw big labor-market trends unfold in 2016, and he expects some of those trends to carry over into the new year. ...




Veterans Believe Their Military Experience Hurts Job Search

Companies look for ways to bridge the perception gap between employers, veterans
 
Nearly three-fourths of post-Sept. 11 veterans believe it would take them longer to find a job than an equally qualified nonvet, according to a new poll.
 
Even though the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since September 2001 was 4. ...




Researchers find vets leave civilian jobs quickly, but for good reasons

Nearly half of veterans leave their first civilian job within a year, but that may not be bad news, according to a new analysis by the Center for a New American Security.Researchers from the think tank’s Military, Veterans, and Society program found that turnover rate is comparable to civilians getting their first full-time job, and is usually the veterans’ choice. ...




Changing Health Care — and Payments

We all know that our health care system needs revolutionary change. Fixing the way we pay for health services is key to that change.
For any HR pro, feedback is golden. When it is connected to a program that saves significant health care costs, improves the quality of care, and gets an employee back to work sooner, it might even sound too good to be true. ...




7 Bits of Wise Career Advice That Doesn't Apply to Entrepreneurs

Even in this changing workforce, being an entrepreneur -- for better or for worse --  just isn’t like other jobs. When you are your own boss, and your work is your dream idea, expecting a work-life balance or a stable paycheck is a far-off fantasy. ...




Office Gig Not Your Thing? 4 Successful Hands-On Careers

Not everyone is cut out to spend several hours a day working in an office. Although corporate America is known as a place where big decisions are made and big money can be earned, the reality of careers that lock you into an office is that they can be stressful and filled with regret. ...




How to Write a Business Reference Letter

A business reference is a recommendation provided by a client, vendor or other business associate or contact. You may be called upon to provide a business reference letter to verify the quality of a contract company’s work to a new client. The reference might recommend the business to other clients, or, in general, to provide an endorsement of a contact for business purposes. ...