Transitioning to civilian life after a military career can present its challenges. Luckily, many companies recognize that. In addition to the job skills obtained during your time in the military, many employers appreciate the discipline and values held by #veterans!
Some companies go above and beyond to help military members by providing extra resources and specific programs dedicated to those who have served and their families. I’ve included a few below, take a look!
Walgreens Resources: Walgreens offers numerous programs aimed to help veterans. One includes their HERO program, which involves management training, program support and one-on-one mentoring opportunities. They also offer military leave and bridge pay.
Home Depot Resources: Home Depot has more than 35,000 veteran associates in their company and has an influential culture based on service. In addition to their benefits programs, they offer an associate-ran resources group to provide support for active and deployed members and their families. Since 2011, Home Depot has invested in mitigating veteran homelessness resulting in 45,000 homes and facilities built.
UPS Resources UPS recognizes all that veterans can bring to the table. They offer multiple job opportunities that build on past military experience and embrace your unique skills. They offer comprehensive training and unmatched benefits.
Ryder Trucking Resources Regardless of your career goals, Ryder is dedicated to helping you succeed. Their Veteran Buddy Program pairs military employees with new veteran drivers to help ease the transition between military and civilian life. They also offer a Pathway Home Diesel Technician Training Program that is designed to train “active duty military members for placement into a Technician position at one of the more than 800 Ryder service locations after #military service.”
Does anyone here have any experience with trying to find employment with a SD? I know what the laws say, but that doesn’t stop a potential employer from simply not picking you and not disclosing why.
Little back ground. I am a disabled veteran with 12 years experience in what best translates to logistics (but on the explosive side). I can walk but bending, twisting and standing too long tends to cause a ton of pain. Unfortunately that knocks out a lot of the logistical positions I have the most experience in. I would love getting into a stock control, shipping, dispatching or something along those lines position that would put me behind a desk more often than not. Issue is, I can’t even get anyone to look at me. I’m assuming my resume that I’ve redone multiple times now, does not properly reflect my experience. Either that, or when I am asked about being a “protected person” (due to my disabled veteran status) they are simply tossing my application to the digital trash. Maybe they assume I have PTSD? I don’t know, we were warned that this is stereotype veterans face when looking for work. Maybe I shouldn’t declare myself as a “protected person”? Anyways, I either hear nothing back or I get a denial email within 24 hours of submitting a application. So, the first step is getting into the door which I am not. The next step after that, how do I approach the topic of a dog? Should I bring her with me to the interview? I don’t want to not be forthcoming about my disability but at the same time, I need to work for something more than Doordash (nothing against doordash, I appreciate the opportunity to get some sort of cash flow but I have bills and this can’t be the only thing I have going).
I started out as a reservist and learned a lot as it being a part job, learned lots of things, then got a government job with the Coast Guard. You have to think outside the box when looking for a "job" . What do you like to do? What skills do you have, what education. Talk to people who are doing what you want. I know the military is not for everyone but people fail to realize that each "job" has its own rules> Don't just look for a job, look for a career.
Worst day at last job. As a Navy instructor, I have the confidence to teach co-workers, my worst day was when I learned my advancement was put on hold to accommodate moving of overhires in other branches on base to open authorized job opening. Within 3 hours realized the new boss had no Historic Buildings or archaeology skills or knowledge. Spent many hours educating him with basics of each position in my program. Only after 80+ plus hours of training to have him systematically state he doesn't understand each and every project sent to him for final divisional sign off. Over the last 3 years I continually had to correct or modify contract standards to meet minimal federal and state standards.
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
In the military no felonies no excuses and no severe medical problem physical or mentally unstable they will turn you down and say no