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I haven’t had much work experience being 19. I served in the army for a little over a year but got injured and nobody is willing to hire me. I’ve had hundred of interviews and nothing. I was “let go” in their terms from a stinking temp agency. I’ve had no income for a little over a month now. I’ve been looking anywhere from construction to a secretary and nobody is willing to hire. I’m willing to take anything at this point. Overseas contracting jobs have been one of my biggest options so far

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Hayley Brown
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Heyy Gavin! Dont give up on the jobsearch! Im 17 and it also took me a long time to get my first job

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Prior military hers

Hello everyone, I retired from the Navy 5 years ago and went directly to the shipyard. I'm trying to change profession. I did a lot in the Navy when it comes to labor work. But also I learned a lot of clerical work ie. Microsoft Excel, office, Powerpoint, and also keeping track of training of personnel, and managing supplies and equipment. The shipyard is a great place to work. But it's just not for me.

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Brian Hamilton
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First of all, barry hughes , thank you for your service! I can understand how hard it must be to be in the same position for so long, especially when it's something as labor intensive as a shipyard. I did a quick search and found this list of administrative jobs near you, where you can flex those Microsoft Office muscles! You can tailor the search to your particular situation by adding keywords, different locations, or companies. Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with!

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Is the Military a way out for working poor?

Can't find a good paying job where I can earn enough to support myself . Thinking about the military. Is that still a good choice for displaced young college grads who still can't find a job?

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Greg Birely
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Brian,

Having served in the military I am somewhat bias, however, I think you need to be realistic. It is a significant commitment that you cannot just walk away from if you are not happy. There were a few people in my basic training that joined for the wrong reasons and they were miserable the entire time. So with that being said, the military is an excellent choice if it is where you want to be.

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Swin Jesse
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I am a veteran who served 12 years in the service. Now I am out struggling to find a better job and the only option I have as of now is to go back to school. I mean seriously who wants to hire an infantryman who served three tours in combat without the necessary college credentials. My best advise to young people is to at least finish college before considering joining the military. Sadly I injured my leg while serving in the Army but still the so called veterans medical clinic here in Elko, Nevada are not taking things seriously.

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Brian Scotland mcCintyre McCourt
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My advice to people interested in working at #usmcveteran as a #0311rifleman0351reconraiderslogistics7years ...

Work hard dreams without goals are just dreams said Denzel Washington any way the point is have goals to make your dreams come true and have nothing hold you back

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How I started volunteering at #CivilWarReactor

My great grandmother always said her father was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, so my aunt did some research and found proof she was right. She also contacted the United Daughters Of the Confederacy (UDC for short), and when great grandmother became a member, she was one of the two only known surviving Daughter's of confederate soldiers. My Aunt joined the UDC as well. My grandfather joined the Sons Of Confederate Veterans (SCV for short), So did my father and my self. My little brother being to young to be one of the SCV, became one of the Children of the confederacy; another group that was under the UDC. We drug my mom along for the ride. Actually she took us to meetings. With further research my aunt also found out that on her mothers side there were four great great uncles who were Confederate soldiers. So my grandmother also joined the UDC. We all had heard of the Civil War Reenactments, well these people got all my family involved. We would dress up in Civil War clothing, and participate in wars. I would help carry the injured soldiers off the field. Remember this is all reenactment, non of it was real. We had period camps. Everything people would see had to be a replica of the Civil War. During the reenactment people would be able to walk through your camps. It was fun talking with people, as they learned what it was like during the Civil War.

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Military Transition

#militarytransition After a career in the military and working as a defense contractor, I am wanting to transition into a leadership position with a civilian company. I'm struggling to make the case that my leadership skills are as solid as anyone's who didn't spend their career in the military. How to best sell my experience?

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I wanted to work at #BAESystems because

BAE Systems was a government contractor for the military and secret services. And I wanted to do my part to help our men & woman in the Iraqi war! So i was one of many people that helped built all of the M.R.A.P.S and Humvees for our soldiers in the war I was a Mig Welder and Fabricator it was one of the proudest jobs I ever had I was so proud of what we did I got it tattooed on my arm just to remember all the things that we did for our soldiers our motto was we protect those who protect us!

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John Huang
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Thank you for sharing Jose!

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Military Skills Translator

Use the Military Skills Translator to convert your military experience and discover your new civilian career options at UnitedHealth Group.

Go to UHG’s Transitioning Military page for more information.

#UnitedHealth #Military #Healthcare #careerchange

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Elyssa Duncan
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What an incredible tool! This is a perfect way for men and women of the armed forces to take the next step in their career. Thanks for sharing @LeninPina !

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What I loved working at #Morrocoairforce

First I love my job as aircraft mechanic,. The Morocco airforce is great organized. I did all my best duing my career to satisfy my boss

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Benjamin Chansky
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That sounds like a really cool and interesting experience! What do you do for work now?

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