Friday, April 23, 2010

Vets Experiencing Employment Difficulty

Sad times when putting Military experience on a resumé hurts chances of getting a job. (via)
“I thought my combat leadership would outweigh boardroom experience,” the 32-year-old said. “But apparently it does not.”

At least part of the reason for that, say veterans groups, is a lingering stigma among some employers who worry what else combat troops carry with them: post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, or similar mental health problems. Tryon said he heard that concern in several job interviews.

Earlier this week a group of lawmakers led by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., pushed once again to undo that stereotype, proposing legislation to help veterans better showcase their skills to potential employers through job training programs, expanded GI Bill benefits and career counseling advice.


At 23 April, 2010 19:43, Blogger Progressive Vet said...

I can empathize with this, it seems that military experience hasn't helped much at all. PTSD is a concern voiced by employers and hinders job opportunities.


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