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Emily King on Recruiting and Keeping Veterans

The benefits of actively seeking an ex-military workforce.

Date: October 28th, 2011

Podcast #: 11-43

Price: Free


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It can seem like there are a number of risks involved in hiring veterans into a more conventional workforce: the culture is completely different and their highly specialized skill-set doesn't seem to apply. Emily King, author of Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Veterans, wants recruiters and HR professionals not to take military résumés so literally. Driving a tank may seem irrelevant to an office culture, but the skills, knowledge, and training that went in to learning how to use a very complicated and expensive piece of machinery can be extremely beneficial in any job.

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