BizJournals: 8 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Veteran

From the Denver Business Journal:

Unemployment continues to plague many veterans once they leave the military. Despite their years of dedicated service and a wide variety of work and life skills, veterans are struggling to secure full-time jobs to support themselves and their families.

According to Joseph Kernan, NS2 Serves Chairman and Vice Admiral (Ret.), U.S. Navy, “Hiring a veteran not only provides your company with a devoted employee who has the potential to become a highly productive member of the team, but you’re also giving a deserving veteran a fresh start in post-military life and a chance at a fulfilling career.”

He explained, “This is why SAP National Security Services established the nonprofit NS2 Serves, to train and employ veterans in high-tech careers. Through this program for predominantly enlisted men and women, we prepare graduates with the skills that hiring managers and organizations look for in a highly qualified, technically-trained, and dedicated employee.”

Asked why organizations should hire a veteran, he suggests eight compelling qualities that demonstrate why a veteran should be your next pick.

1. Veterans strive to be leaders

In the military, leadership is continually fostered until it becomes an ingrained attribute. Veterans respect and understand the roles of leaders and willingly accept and seek leadership opportunities. Most importantly, there is a clear understanding of a preeminent responsibility to those entrusted with leadership roles — lead by example, in a way that they would like to be led.

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