Veteran Career Follow-Up: LinkedIn Report, WSJ and NYT

Thanks for the wonderful responses to my post yesterday on what we can do to help veterans with their careers. A few articles were sent to me and I wanted to pass them on today.

Wall Street Journal- New Programs Steer Veterans, Families to Entrepreneurship

My alma mater Syracuse University (Cuse!) is working with veterans to help them start their own business. They are doing some work specifically with women veterans in 2011. Maybe I can help?

New York Times- Helping Veterans Find Civilian Jobs

The wonderful Niki Black forwarded an article from yesterday’s New York Times that I somehow missed on what private sector companies are doing to recruit and help returning veterans, including Microsoft.

Speaking of service, I highly encourage you to check Niki’s blog out. Her organization, Neighborhood Fellows, provides resources targeted towards the Black community and encourages conversation about lots of issues. Today, she’s talking Kanye, which is always interesting.

Linked In- LinkedIn Releases Data Insights and Tips to Help Veterans Build Careers

Finally, LinkedIn released a report on how their site can help veterans connect and find new careers. As much as I am an evangelist of LinkedIn, even I was surprised by the power it has for veterans. It is more evidence that you cannot conduct a successful job search in 2010 without maximizing LinkedIn.

Bringing us to today’s shameless plug for our LinkedIn event on Tuesday, November 16. After reading the LinkedIn report, you’re coming, right?

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