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Old 01-27-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Has anyone else had a hard transition for employment? I have a great military background with tons of experience in almost every field, spent two years in Iraq, one year in Korea, done modeling jobs and the only job offer I have gotten is a civilian contractor job in Kuwait! What gives? PLEASE any ideas? I have applied everywhere! AHHHHH I don't want to go back overseas again, thats why I got out.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:35 PM
 
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Have you tried to use the usajobs website? There are plenty of jobs posted on the site, and with your military background you will have preference.

By the way, I used the site last year after I finished college, and was interviewed for just about every job I applied for. The site works.


Hope this helps.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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Thanks for your service and welcome home. There is a job waiting for you at the closest Mickey D's. Relax, take your time and look around. Don't assume you have to choose a career today. Take some classes. It is fun, you will meet new people and get new perspectives.
I remember well when I got out of the service and started looking for a job. That was in the middle of the last century. It was no fun then either.
The worst job in the world is looking for a job.
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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You should not have to go through what you are going through, this is a travisty what is happening to the vets that come back here. Try Monster.com, Craigslist, the local newspaper, or use your GI benefits and return to school. The Government owes you big time for what you have given them. Good luck.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Smile martaulles@thenovogroup.com

I am a recruiter and I am looking for people with military background to work in a sales position. If you are interested in hearing more about it, I'd be glad to take a look at your background and see if it matches with what my client is looking for. Send me your resume at martaulles@thenovogroup.com. You can also post your resume on Monster, Career Builder and HotJobs. I think the military has career fairs to help you transition to a job out of the military. I am not sure when but now in May there is one at the Buckley Airforce. Hope I helped you a little bit.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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Well, you need to give up your illusions that you will be awarded with a job of your choice because of your military service. Sorry to have to put it that way, but that is the way it is. Realize that most employment screeners are "tripped out" employees who will resent anything about you that may make you look better then them (such as your diversified experience) and it will be hard for you to get to the job hiring decision makers. Try small employers where the owner of the business is the intial contact maker, the interviewer and the hire/no hire decision maker. Avoid the large corps. since that is where the tripped out employee-managers take cover.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:48 PM
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My Daughter just finished collage and is having a very hard time finding a job in Denver. She has been looking for 3 months now. And she is looking for a job worthy of her degree.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:51 PM
 
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Has anyone else had a hard transition for employment? I have a great military background with tons of experience in almost every field, spent two years in Iraq, one year in Korea, done modeling jobs and the only job offer I have gotten is a civilian contractor job in Kuwait! What gives? PLEASE any ideas? I have applied everywhere! AHHHHH I don't want to go back overseas again, thats why I got out.
You are not alone. I live in the Nashville area and it's just as dead to me as far as jobs go. I guest people, as someone mentioned earlier, are afraid of our skills, discipline, and stamina.

I used to work in NYC as Retail Investigator before I join the US Army, and every vet that came to the store would get promoted ahead of everybody else.

Try using a different approach to job searching. Instead of sending your resume to job places you are considering, call them up and tell them that you would like to volunteer your time to help around for a week or more. You'll make friends and even if you don't get a position right away, you can rest assure that you'll be the first they consider once a position becomes available.

Wish you all the best, and from a vet to a vet, thank you for your service.

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Old 04-19-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: North Dakota Farm
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Department of Homeland Security. My husband is ex-army too and loves his Federal job. Try applying with them. I know they do hire alot of ex-army because of the experience. Most ex-military get a level higher (in rank) when they start with CBP. Give it a shot! Can't hurt...as long as you don't mind going where the jobs are...most likely Northern borders
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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Department of Homeland Security. My husband is ex-army too and loves his Federal job. Try applying with them. I know they do hire alot of ex-army because of the experience. Most ex-military get a level higher (in rank) when they start with CBP. Give it a shot! Can't hurt...as long as you don't mind going where the jobs are...most likely Northern borders
Yeah, Thanks. I have an active application with them, but the announcement doesn't close until AUG. I am considering overseas contracts too for the right price .
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