5 Top Reasons Why a Civilian Recruiter Won’t Hire a Veteran

Soldiers line up to check in for the CivilianJobs.com job fair sponsored by the Fort Campbell, Ky., Army Career and Alumni Program office. Hundreds of transitioning service members, veterans, and their family members took part in the event.

Soldiers line up to check in for the CivilianJobs.com job fair sponsored by the Fort Campbell, Ky., Army Career and Alumni Program office. Hundreds of transitioning service members, veterans, and their family members took part in the event.

My thanks to Kiersten Downs, a student veteran and anthropology doctoral student who shared an article from the Business Insider that lists 9 reasons why veterans don’t get hired.

It’s written by Sultan Camp, a veteran and military recruiter for Orion International. He shares some consistent themes he’s observed on why transitioning military applicants don’t get hired.

Here are the top 5 reasons he lists:

  1.   You can’t or won’t accept that you’re starting over
  2. You believe you’re unique
  3. Your resume is longer than that of our company’s CEO
  4. You didn’t proof read your resume
  5. You don’t have a LinkedIn profile or even worse it is incomplete

You can read all 9 reasons and fuller explanations by this seasoned recruiter of military personnel here: http://www.careerattraction.com/congratulations-on-your-military-service-now-here-are-9-reasons-why-i-wont-hire-you/#ixzz2powEzzze

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2 Responses

  1. interesting reasons. sure there are top reason why employers hire the former military. http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro/2012/11/04/5-reasons-leaders-hire-veterans/

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