I am not a brand. I am a fully functioning female with BSO syndrome (Bright Shiny Object). Rabbit trails are my life. I can DO a lot of things to add value but I can only BE one thing: my authentic self. Don’t mistake that for generic bland. It is not in my DNA.
Sometimes “Thank you for your service” can seem patronizing or insincere. Kind of like “have a nice day.” This is not about which branch of service is better, which MOS is more vital, how many ribbons you have, or which rank carries more clout.
Our veterans don't ask for much. They don’t like to be singled out (there’s strength in numbers) and probably prefer to sit with their back to the wall in a public setting. When called heroes, they will humbly tell you they were just doing their job. So let’s talk about what signing up for that job means since only 10% of Americans ever do it.
For many veterans, it means:
You survive and then you thrive.
According to author Ritch K. Eich, Captain, U.S. Naval Reserve (Ret.) if organizations want sophisticated, quantitative, analytical, logistical, and operational skills—and want people who can handle all of that under pressure, they need to hire veterans.
Successful companies recruit veterans for those very reasons. They
Kim Halsey is a human resource professional and executive coach who helps people overcome life damaging habits, restore important relationships, and live their dreams without drama.
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