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Why Should You Hire a Veteran?

Many companies report that their veteran employees, because of their military work ethic and background in a goal-oriented culture, are not only excellent team members, but also tend to have a higher rate of retention. There are many reasons why companies seek out veterans — the most important being that they bring with them the skills to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner, skills that include leadership, management, teamwork, accountability and responsibility.

Reasons to Hire VeteransTransferable Skills
  • Mission focus
  • Leading multi-service communications teams.
  • Discipline
  • Developing external/internal communications strategies and programs.
  • Commitment
  • Managing marketing strategy.
  • Team leadership
  • Spokesperson at unit/regional levels.
  • Flexibility
  • Responding to international, national and local media queries.
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Directing national and local outreach campaigns.
  • Organization
  • Providing interview techniques.
  • Planning Abilities
  • Developing strategy/plans for senior leader implementation.
  • Priority-driven
  • Providing sound advice and counsel.
  • Able to adjust communication skills
  • Writing implementation plans for field headquarters.
  • Results-oriented
  • Orchestrating branding campaign/company vision.
  • Honesty
  • Leading seminars.
  • Integrity
  • Leading public relations focused trips.
  • Leadership
  • Developing social media plans.
  • Conflict resolution
  • Initiating company blogs.
  • Multicultural skills
  • Producing e-newsletters.
  • Writing
  • Tracking results.
  • Translating technical information into easy-to-understand text.