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Why Hiring Veterans Can Reduce Talent Acquisition and Training Costs

Hiring the best candidate for the job typically takes a lot of time and money. While you feel pressure from leadership to fill your open positions as quickly as possible, recruiting the most qualified candidates will save you more time, money, and frustration in the long run.

Scrambling to just quickly fill your open jobs can result in loss of money, time invested, and increased attrition rates by not having the right talent in the role.

So, how can you cost-effectively hire and retain top notch employees? A good starting point is tapping into a pool of the most skilled, reliable, and impressive candidates. Here’s why the most qualified person for the job could very well be a veteran:

  1. Mission Focus

A military lifestyle by nature is mission focused. Veterans thrive in a culture built on cooperation, personal development, and overcoming obstacles to get the job done. These values naturally translate into civilian roles.

  1. Broad Spectrum Leaders

Veterans possess a wide range of solid leadership experience. Many soldiers become non-commissioned officers who are placed in leadership positions by the age of 20. Throughout military careers, these leaders are taught responsibility, integrity, and decision making techniques that develop into strong, natural leadership qualities.

Intuition is a skill most veterans possess when they exit the military that can enhance civilian job requirements like problem solving, strategizing, and decision making. Because military experience inevitably strengthens intuition, veterans are well fit for leadership and team building roles.   

  1. Shortened Onboarding Process

Often times, candidates are brought into positions with limited training and need to be handheld as they onboard. Veterans’ history of intensive training and formative real world experiences allow them to confidently lead from day one. Because strategic leadership skills have been acquired from years of military experience in rigorous training programs, vets may require less training, saving your company time and money during the onboarding process.

Veterans are extremely qualified for a number of civilian roles, but in order to get a clear picture of how their skills match your job descriptions, you need to first understand how their experience can best support your company — which is easier said than done in most HR departments today. You need a solution to translate military skills from resumes in ways you’ll actually be able to understand.

If you’d like to learn more about a veteran career platform that will provide you with veteran resumes that fit the roles you’re trying to fill as quickly and effectively as possible, request a call with a member of our team!

Spend Less Time on Veteran Resumes and More on Getting Life Situated

Veteran resume writing can be tedious. It can also be expensive if you outsource, upwards to $2,500 for custom written veteran resumes. If you google “tips on preparing a veteran resume” you’ll find thousands of conflicting pieces of advice. If you ask a buddy for help, they’ll more than likely have gone through the same revolving door of resources with little substantial, meaningful outcome. So where is the real start and how do you know the best way to spend the right amount of time on a resume without letting it overshadow the rest of the checklist as you transition from active duty status?

Your veteran resume should be a quick capture of your organizational skills, your preparedness, your experience, and function as your vessel to market yourself. It is an example of your value as an employee to a potential employer and your ability to thrive in any job setting. Sounds easy, right? Truth: It’s hard to explain 5, 10, 15, 30 years of experience in ANY job in a concise, organized manner. Add in the expertise and intensive training and job experiences of soldiers, sailors, or marines and you’ve taken job translation to a whole new level.

SO WHAT’S THE ANSWER?

This sub-standard experience for veteran resumes was the catalyst for Purepost. Our CEO and Co-founder, Anthony Garcia, experienced exactly what most veterans experience: frustration and time suck during a very critical transition period. He had a fellow veteran and his father assist in translating his military service to private sector understanding. He admits he would have been completely lost without their assistance. The process involved digging up old OERs/NCOERs, looking at past assignments, and focused reflection on career experience.

As he reached out and started talking to others transitioning about this experience, he noted that assistance from other warriors who have made the similar transition successfully provides validation that what you did while serving can translate to the private sector. It helps you to understand how you can contribute after service and what possible gaps need to be filled through education and training to be successful. But all of that could be done for service members in a more productive and automated fashion.

Years of behavioral science and skill based translations have fueled Pirepost’s automated resume service. Kickstarting your transition with an automated resume will save you time and resources and ultimately connect you into the network of job opportunities you need to be successful. Spend time on the family transition, the medical paperwork, the interviews and job opportunities. Don’t waste unneeded time on rigorous resume work when the muscle has been done for you.

Begin your translation experience here today – with a Purepost professional profile and free resume.

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