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Old 01-28-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Southern TN
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Hi all! I'm sorry for ranting online but job hunting is so frustrating! My husband has been applying for a job for months and nobody will hire him. He is just a few weeks from separating from the military and he still haven't heard from the jobs he applied for. He is getting frustrated and stressed out and I hate seeing him like this! I have been supporting him, keeping his hopes up but sometimes I couldn't handle it! And of course, I hate showing my frustration to my husband and I am good at hiding my emotions to anyone(sometimes).
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:01 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I'd suggest he contact the local state employment dept.

They have some god resources for previous military members, security is a booming field for such.

Was he in a field unit or support unit?

There's quite a few places seeking men like him....
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Southern TN
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He's an aircraft maintenance.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Have you looked into internships designed specifically to help veterans get back into the civilian job market? We have a program where I work that offers four 6-month paid internships annually, I have used the program twice and in both cases the people got great jobs after their assignment was completed. In your case, you might have to live near an airport, but perhaps his skills will also translate to land vehicle maintenance or management.


http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/op...lan.ashx?la=en
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Southern TN
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Have you looked into internships designed specifically to help veterans get back into the civilian job market? We have a program where I work that offers four 6-month paid internships annually, I have used the program twice and in both cases the people got great jobs after their assignment was completed. In your case, you might have to live near an airport, but perhaps his skills will also translate to land vehicle maintenance or management.


http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/op...lan.ashx?la=en

I don't think so. I will share this to him. He mentioned before that he is pretty much done with working on planes and would like to go back to his home state(TN). KY Air Guard called him a couple of weeks ago for a job but he told him he isn't sure yet since he doesn't have jobs lined up for him in KY.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:33 PM
 
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Be sure his resume is "civilian friendly" and not filled with technical, military jargon. I've enclosed a link below that should help. What's his MOS?

Military Crosswalk Search
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Southern TN
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Be sure his resume is "civilian friendly" and not filled with technical, military jargon. I've enclosed a link below that should help. What's his MOS?

Military Crosswalk Search
Aircraft maintenance
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:42 PM
 
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Be sure his resume is "civilian friendly" and not filled with technical, military jargon. I've enclosed a link below that should help. What's his MOS?

Military Crosswalk Search
Agreed.

I've run across some ex-military people who think just because they were in the military that they are somehow better or have more credence than the rest of us. I've also met some wonderful ex-military people, one of whom I dated for 2 years.

Trust me, nobody likes a resume full of military jargon.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Agreed.

I've run across some ex-military people who think just because they were in the military that they are somehow better or have more credence than the rest of us. I've also met some wonderful ex-military people, one of whom I dated for 2 years.

Trust me, nobody likes a resume full of military jargon.
This is why we have the internship program for veterans. The first one I hired had a habit of shaking hands with everyone he met all day, every time he met them. After he shook hands with me for the 4th time in about two hours I had a chat with him about the business culture being different from the military, and how we shake upon meeting someone for the first time, or after not seeing them for a long time, but never more than once on the same day. Another had a habit of calling everyone sir or Ma'm rather than their name.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Southern TN
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This is why we have the internship program for veterans. The first one I hired had a habit of shaking hands with everyone he met all day, every time he met them. After he shook hands with me for the 4th time in about two hours I had a chat with him about the business culture being different from the military, and how we shake upon meeting someone for the first time, or after not seeing them for a long time, but never more than once on the same day. Another had a habit of calling everyone sir or Ma'm rather than their name.

My husband and I have a habit of calling everyone sir/ma'am but we grew up calling everyone that way. He went to a TAP class before while on terminal leave. I'll make sure that his resume is "civilian" friendly.

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