Using your military skills in the workforce
Tips for going from deployed to employed
- Duration 4:08
- Date May 26, 2012
Tips for going from deployed to employed
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Welcome back everybody according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment rate for active veterans since 2001.
Was twelve point 1% in 2011.
And Memorial Day weekend this weekend FOX & Friends wants to help some of those brave men and woman land the job.
And there's no -- better health outlets and show Sony from the Fox Business Network she joins now shows -- -- and great work this year really helping folks find those jobs that are available to people aren't aware of nice to -- you -- this -- says good morning I wanted to do something different that I normally do during the week -- -- we always find companies that are hiring investment without companies that are hiring veterans.
What skill sets that veterans have that they can bring to corporate America we know that many companies are actively looking for veterans.
But the veterans themselves need to know what they can bring to the table.
In the interview process when they start to look for positions and so I -- five different skills that they can bring to the table in the first -- -- guys and that's a great skill to have leadership -- date when that they're looking for and you bring up a good point -- -- -- some friction there between what they're learning on the battlefield and what the companies are looking for so this is great leadership on your list number two.
Organizational skills nothing's -- organizations like the US military.
You have to be on time you have to report for duty you have to Obey.
You're your your bosses -- -- officers that are that are above you in the military so I mean.
That's something that those organizational skills whether it's logistics out in the field in the battlefield.
Whether it's the supply room it in in that you learned the skills organizational skills you can take that to corporate America they -- that because many that don't have that type of training that come and that didn't that never did serve their country frankly.
Don't have bets about the very appreciated scale absolutely number three analysts as transportation.
How exactly do you emphasize that as a member of the so okay so many of our our -- -- -- of Serbs had had didn't work and those big trucks whether it's tanks whether it struck.
And a lot of the big transportation companies here in the United States Penske truck leasing -- -- -- my company's earlier this week because you've got the skills to handle those large vehicles.
A lot of people that went to college I agree to try -- a large uploading -- organizing and think about talking -- -- talking drivers are talking you know anything.
In -- even -- learn how to be around opera -- look like Nicholas isn't dangerous that this can be very dangerous job.
And so they have they have the -- -- at the -- and they're used to being around large equipment.
It's -- some of these companies are going your bases that have -- transportation operations whether it's in Texas or Alabama.
And that actively recruiting veterans that have those skills the other two and -- your commitment to service and integrity.
Those -- the others it really important of course commitment to service and it took about have to ask you for that -- go.
How do you bring these skills to the potential employers easy on your resonate or is it something you bring up in an interview process how do you.
I -- the -- it's how you present yourself in the interview you have to.
You know you're coming into corporate America you've been in Iraq or Afghanistan -- for X amount years you're coming at an -- they're gonna ask you what the what do you bring to the table and using you know what I learned.
I learned how to serve my country I learned the value.
Of my fellow Marines -- my fellow Michael army air force whatever and you bring that to the table and you say and an integrity is something that some of the companies have told me.
In our nation's veterans because it these are some of the companies that are -- -- actively recruiting Waste Management General Motors and city city again.
The city's -- -- -- companies that's -- we value the work ethic that are veterans frank General Motors again that affect the transportation skills mechanical skills.
And a Waste Management large truck operation that -- to bring some certain examples of companies that that are saying to us.
We -- looking for these it is good business frankly it is good business because twelve point 1%.
Unemployment since 2001 -- higher and a 26% of them have disabilities.
I mean what why is it fair that you went serve your country then you come back in -- I mean it's like.
You didn't serve your country you would have had a better shot at getting a job and that's out of -- Saturday presentation great information -- we appreciated the bad stuff in the fox was.