FREE Career Change Advice Direct to Your Inbox!
Our Exclusive Resources

Meet the Team
Join the Conversation

Our Books

Buy in Print | Buy e-Book

Career success is an “inside-out” process. If you dedicate yourself to a careful self-assessment before you launch your next job search, you will find yourself in an elite group of professionals who know what they want, know what they have to offer, and know where their careers are taking them.

Buy in Print | Buy e-Book

Your resume is the single most important marketing tool you have. This book covers the most important topics you will need to master in order to create a military to civilian career change resume that attracts attention and job offers. 

Buy e-Book

Self-Marketing for Military to Civilian Career Transitions looks at the new context of work with its universal entrepreneurial culture. Whether you own your own business or are part of a giant multi-national corporation, you can’t afford to think of yourself or your career in any other terms. 

Search the site
Jumpstart your career!

 The Jumpstart Session is designed to give you the feedback, advice, guidance and confidence that you need to succeed in your career transition.
To learn more, click here.

What's New

Military to civilian careers

Blog Categories & Tags
Main | Jobs for Veterans: So Cal Vets Get Help from Disney, Working Wardrobes »

Jobs for Veterans: A Look at the Veteran Unemployment Rate

We couldn't help reposting this Time Magazine article we recently read about the veteran unemployment rate. The headline, The Veterans' Jobless Crisis that Isn't, is designed to provoke a reaction. The article, however was a page-turner.

The article reveals that the national unemployment rate for veterans is consistently lower than the national average. How is that possible, you may ask. It's the first thing we wondered, that's for sure. It turns out that there is a "tale of two veterans" going on in the numbers. If you are a recently retired Iraq or Afghanistan-war veteran between the ages of 18-24, you are part of a group whose unemployment rate is above the national average - 30.2% in fact. But, if you are a post-9/11 veteran between 45 and 54 your unemployment rate is 2.4%.

That's an incredible difference, we know. We'll let you read the rest of the article at TIME, because there is even more great information that we haven't even mentioned yet.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (7)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...