I was driving on the highway the other day and noticed a billboard that read, "VETERANS NEED JOBS!". It appears there is a rumor going around that veterans can't find jobs. I find that hard to believe.
We don't need jobs - employers are getting big $ grants $ to hire veterans these days. Ask someone who knows, they'll tell you. I’ve seen 6 local job postings wanting to hire specifically vets within the last week. How many vets have applied? Goose Egg - 0!
I'll tell you what veterans need … a swift kick in the ass!
You're not a dysfunctional vet! Stop labeling yourself that!
No one is going to write your resume for you. You are not entitled to that job just because you put boot to ass for your country overseas. People who didn’t serve don’t owe you anything more than you owe them.
Less than 1% of the country serves today. That means is there is a big divide between those that have been in the military and those that have no clue what it’s like. And that’s ok. Just be patient with people who don’t understand.
Get out and get Connected with other vets, and then branch out to civilian employers, community groups, or wherever you feel like you belong. The worst thing you could do is sit around and complain about your situation, that won't change anything.
However, action will create change.
The jobs are out there, you just have to netWORK to get them!
Get Connected with other local veterans here... www.facebook.com/groups/vetnetrva
Brian is annoyingly optimistic, madly in love with his wife, Valerie, unapologetically opinionated about veterans, religion and politics, tenaciously entrepreneurial, and interested in everything.