It is undeniable that service in the Armed Forces can lead to the development of many critical skillsets—leadership foremost among them. At first blush, this would make military experience seem like a boon to any jobseeker—but according to many veterans, this isn’t quite the case. New surveys show that many veterans believe their military experience to be a hindrance to their career prospects. In a new statement to the press, Grammar Chic, Inc. has responded to this surprising finding. Grammar Chic, which has a full-service resume writing division, has provided its career services to many military veterans over the years.
“It is important to understand the real problem here,” comments Amanda Clark, CEO of Grammar Chic. “I have found that there are rarely problems with a veteran’s experience. Rather, it’s the hiring manager who has a hard time understanding the hierarchy in the military and what a military member is actually responsible for.”
The unemployment rate for veterans who have served since September 11, 2001 is 4.7 percent, which is roughly in line with the national average, and many companies now have initiatives to promote veteran hiring. Nevertheless, a survey shows that close to three quarters of all post-9/11 veterans believe that their military experience makes it more difficult for them to find work, compared with non-veterans of comparable qualification.
“Forty-one percent believe hiring managers do not understand their military experience, and 37 percent believe hiring managers devalue their military experience,” the new survey reveals. “Respondents also said that job postings require more specialized experience than they have (36 percent), that they have trouble translating military skills to civilian roles (28 percent), and that online applications are confusing or overwhelming (14 percent).”
The good news is that there are ways that veterans can position themselves for greater job search success—and that process begins with a new resume. “We have worked with many veterans on identifying their transferrable skills and ultimately ‘translating’ their military experience into corporate speak,” Clark affirms.
Grammar Chic, Inc. boasts a full-service resume writing team, in which veterans can work with professional resume consultants to craft resumes and cover letters on which their military experience is truly an asset, not an obstacle. More information is available at the Grammar Chic website, www.grammarchic.net.
A professional writing company located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Grammar Chic, Inc. is passionate about helping its clients shine through superior written content. The team employs all in-house American writers who are seasoned and adept in resume writing, content marketing, social media marketing, Web content writing, blogging, and more. Grammar Chic’s CEO Amanda E. Clark is a nationally known thought leader in digital marketing and copywriting. To learn more about Grammar Chic, Inc. and the services that its team offers, visit www.grammarchic.net. Interested individuals are invited to “like” the company’s Facebook page and follow @GrammarChicInc on Twitter.
Company Name: Grammar Chic, Inc.
Contact Person: Amanda Clark
Address:3499 Fallowbrook Forest
Country: United States