Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why You Should Hire Veterans in 2012

As we start off 2012, Hire a Hero thought it appropriate to remind our readers how veterans of all ranks and branches can add value to their company throughout the New Year.

  • Junior Military Officers (JMOs) have earned a BS or BA, and many have advanced degrees. US News & World Report named U.S. Junior Military Officers as “America’s Best Leaders” in November 2008 due to the circumstances under which they have led their troops. JMOs are ideal for positions in Engineering, Leadership, Operations Management, and Sales.
  • Non-commissioned Officers (NCOs) are senior enlisted personnel in a direct leadership role, with 7 to 20+ years of military experience. NCOs are the primary military leaders responsible for executing the mission and training military personnel. They have extensive training in leadership and management, as well as combat, service-specific and specialized technical training. Many have college degrees. NCOs are ideal for Technical, Maintenance, and Field Service Management and Supervisory positions.
  • Enlisted Technicians possess strong technical qualifications and training as Electrical, Electronics, and Mechanical Technicians. They have world class technical training, hands-on experience, and excel in any situation, no matter how difficult. They are ideal for positions in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Maintenance, Field Service, Operations, and Technical Supervision.

This blog is chock full of posts highlighting a variety of reasons and opinions on why veterans should be your next source of talent. Take a minute to peruse these posts, and you will see why Time Magazine named veterans “The New Greatest Generation” in August 2011. Veterans represent a large, talented labor pool ready to provide leadership, teamwork, and ingenuity to any workplace.

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