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Old 11-24-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Not at all. With preferred veteran status getting jobs has been easier.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:22 AM
 
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I have found that the military career I had has been most beneficial in landing my jobs. I have yet to find an employer who did not prefer vets to non-vets. Their self-discipline is renowned and they know how to get a job done.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I have found that the military career I had has been most beneficial in landing my jobs. I have yet to find an employer who did not prefer vets to non-vets. Their self-discipline is renowned and they know how to get a job done.
Although this is generally true, two retired vets (both E-8's) were fired from my company for bad performance. I'm the longest retired vet (I'm was also an E-8) at my job for 10 years now. You have to "maintain" that same work discipline to survive.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Argyle Area, Jacksonville, FL
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I don't know that I expect to get a job over a civilian who has never served, but after 14 years in the military, I think I deserve preference over some young 20 something that only has a college degree and no life experience!

I am one class shy of my AS in Bus. Admin and 9 years military service as both an A/C & R tech with a school in Cryogenics and then another 4 years as an Administrative Assistant at a supervisory level. For the last 4 years I have been a stay at home mom.

So I have a triple edge sword if you will... most ads I see want a Bachelor's to answer phones, I don't have that... My time/experience doesn't seem to mean didly-squat, and the fact that I haven't had a paid position in the last 4 years means I am really out of the loop!

I guess it's really frustrating to me because I got out and my husband stayed in since we didn't want to run the risk of both being deployed at the same time (which IS possible!) and I would be in a supervisory position right now earning about 40K/year which would be great for our family! I LOVE being home with my kids, but with the economy the way it is, I'm afraid that things will go bad if I don't go back to work. I mean, we are making it, without any extras and trying to get rid of some of the extras we acquired (know anyone who wants to buy an RV/Travel trailer in Florida???), it's just hard with 2 little ones and a teenager and knowing we can't afford much for Christmas or summer vacations, or school shopping.... get the idea?
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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As was mentioned in earlier posts about military experience, I believe that when I put my military experience down on my resume it hurts instead of helps me. I think I would be better off if I did not know anything. I went for a job interview that was for driving a forklift, when I got there it was a staffing agency. I filled out a questionaire and then found out that the job had been filled. I sent them another resume and to this date have not heard anything from them. I know the economy is the worst that I have seen in many years. I am hoping that after the New Year and things settle down I might receive a call.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Argyle Area, Jacksonville, FL
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anyone having any luck??
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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I've been on multple interviews since Nov 2008 and still no call backs. I have started leaving off my military experience, hoping that might help me as well. So frustrating. I mention again, as I did before, If people are so proud of our military service, why aren't we being hired?
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