The fourth paper in this series explores key factors that contribute to military family financial readiness—prior to transition—so that service members may exercise control over their finances and optimize their choices at transition to optimize their financial opportunities and minimize the risk of financial hardship. The goal for any service member is to maximize their range of options in transition by capitalizing on their unique assets (education benefits, intangible leadership skills, etc.) and limiting potential liabilities (limited professional network, advanced education or training) through sound financial preparation.
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- Veterans and spouses have their own social network, and civilian employers are welcomed.
- Find qualified veteran candidates through LinkedIn.
- Connect in a more personal way with Facebook and Twitter.
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- Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Capital One’s mission to hire 500,000 heroes.
- Fill out a short pledge form, receive your Web sticker and display your support.
- It’s not just the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing.
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- Common sense and thoughtfulness go a long way toward welcoming veterans.
- Make things clear with open dialogues, structure and scheduled discussions.
- Employer webinars can give you additional insights.
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- Proper interviewing techniques can help you better understand a veteran’s full potential.
- Get veterans talking. Make them comfortable. Set an easygoing tone.
- Check out our sample questions designed to help get you started.
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- Veterans need to know your company really is military-friendly.
- Make expectations clear with an Employee Value Proposition.
- Know your audience—write job descriptions with veterans and spouses in mind.
We’ve created a checklist for you based on the articles in the Recruit category. Follow this plan to take action and start preparing for veterans and military spouses.