5 Tips for Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

1. Connect with other veterans in your community. They will have learned lessons and have guidance more valuable than a brochure.

2. Ask for assistance before it’s too late. When Plan A doesn’t pan out, be prepared to execute a Plan B and ask for help pulling yourself out of the hole.

3. You’re not alone. You’re not the first to struggle with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and you’re not the first to struggle with home life. Know that there are people who understand and can help sort it out. Often, when veterans transition, they view it as if they are the only ones traveling this road or the first blazing the trail. That’s not the case

4. If you’re a veteran, act like one. That means accepting responsibility, being on time, holding yourself accountable, having integrity and not acting entitled.

5. Work as hard as you did while you were in the service each and every day. It doesn’t matter what you decide to do when you get out; if you keep the drive, you will be OK.

Source: Chris Stout, Army Veteran and Co-Founder of the Veterans Community Project

2019 Graduates Guide to Getting Hired

Congratulations graduate you did it!

Since 2012 graduate finding their first job within a year after graduation has been steadily increasing.

Technical skills related to data and artificial intelligence are some on the most in-demand skills!

The top 5 skills new grads are learning are:

  1. Data Visualization
  2. Data Modeling
  3. Python
  4. Web Analytics
  5. Databases

The entry-level pros in demand are Tech and consulting companies that are hiring the most grads with Amazon leading second year in a row.

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Top cities for new grads:

  1. New York City (136K+ open entry-level roles)
  2. San Francisco Bay Area (122K+ open entry-level roles)
  3. Chicago (146K+ open entry-level roles)
  4. Washington D.C. (126K+ open entry-level roles)
  5. Boston (117K+ open entry-level roles)
  6. Los Angeles (143K+ open entry-level roles)
  7. Dallas/Fort Worth (103K+ open entry-level roles)
  8. Atlanta (78K+ open entry-level roles)
  9. Seattle (68K+ open entry-level roles)
  10. Austin (27K+ open entry-level roles)

For more information about what other job openings are available check it out here.