Hire a Veteran (and let us thank you!)
There are a lot of thanks getting handed out today. Thank you for your service. Thanks for being a “hero.” Thanks for our freedom. They are nice words and no doubt heartfelt.
But tomorrow will be here faster than we know it, and Veterans Day will be shrinking quickly in the rear-view mirror. Our veterans will still be here, however.
Some of us are homeless on the streets, hard up and out of options. Some of us have just left the service and have non-standard resumes in a standardized world. Some of us have made our way in the professional ranks and are competing for the next opportunity, often against the old, entrenched networks where who you knows matters than what you know.
If you appreciate our service, there is a 365-day-a-year opportunity to turn gratitude into reality: Hire a veteran to do the job for you. Their teamwork, dedication, adaptability and discipline are there for the tapping.
Give it a shot and let me know how your decision pays off. It will give one of us a chance to thank you.