In the U.S., we know November 11th as Veterans Day – a time we take to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S military. But rather than solely focusing on veterans’ past, at LinkedIn this year we’re bringing focus to the skills and characteristics that veterans bring to the workforce. Instead of simply honoring them for their accomplishments in uniform, we’re honoring veterans for all they have yet to achieve.
A common challenge for transitioning veterans is overcoming misperceptions and misunderstandings about what we bring to the workforce. As a former infantry officer, it’s not exactly obvious how I might have ended up working at a tech giant like LinkedIn, but my military experience conferred upon me a broad set of skills and experiences that ran much deeper than simply leading men in combat. In fact, the business case for hiring veterans has been thoroughly researched.
Like me, the military and veteran members on LinkedIn have had to demonstrate fluency in problem solving, strategic planning, flexibility, entrepreneurial thinking, team formation and leadership, and attention to detail, among scores of other highly valued skills. But given society’s general lack of familiarity with military roles and responsibilities, it may not be clear to those not closely tied to this culture how well military skills translate into skills needed in civilian jobs. In fact, explaining this to recruiters and hiring managers is a common challenge facing transitioning veterans.
So to better understand the type of skills veterans develop during military service and how those skills can be useful at the workplace, our research team analyzed the profiles of 1.1M Veterans on LinkedIn who have completed their service and are currently employed in non-military occupations. We then isolated the skills that veterans are more likely to have, compared to all U.S. LinkedIn members.
Personnel Staffing, Inc. is honored to welcome Veterans to apply for employment opportunities. PSI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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