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Military Job Fair yields helpful advice for Veterans

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Veterans and those preparing to leave military service had a chance to attend a Military Career Expo at Fort Stewart this morning and afternoon. There have been several such job fairs on post aimed at easing the transition back into civilian life for military service men and women.

A notable fact about this particular fair, is that all the exhibitors on hand were required to actually have positions available. Among those in attendance were Sears / Kmart, Lockheed Martin, Shell corporation, and many others.

 The fairs are perhaps more important than ever. Service members transitioning back into military life face a number of practical and experiential obstacles. Not an easy path. According to Time Magazine, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans aged 18- 24 had a 20 percent unemployment level. Something the writer of the article called " unacceptable".

The point of the job fair of course, is to change this. And the fair yielded some useful advice for military job seekers as well. One key item - military job seekers need to begin looking for civilian employment as much as a year before they leave service. Finding a good career fit and then finding the actual job take time. Also, one recruiter told us every military applicant needs a snappy, one page resume'. Such resume's rise to the ' top of the pile ' more easily, and that means an applicant can be hired more quickly.

 Fort Stewart sponsors job fairs like this on a regular basis.

 

 

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