Important qualities a Veteran can bring to a job

One of the biggest transitions veterans may make is rejoining the civilian workforce. While doing so is often challenging, employers are recognizing just how valuable veterans can be to their company and are taking steps to recruit them.

According to a CareerBuilder study, 66 percent of employers say that if they had two equally qualified candidates for a job, and one is a U.S. veteran, they would be more likely to hire the veteran. Forty-three percent pay more attention to applications submitted by U.S. veterans.

There are many qualities a veteran can “bring to the table” that are attractive to employers, including:

  • Disciplined approach to work — 63 percent
  • Ability to work as a team — 60 percent
  • Respect and integrity — 56 percent
  • Ability to perform under pressure — 51 percent
  • Leadership skills — 51 percent
  • Problem-solving skills — 47 percent
  • Ability to adapt quickly — 45 percent
  • Attitude of perseverance — 41 percent
  • Communication skills — 40 percent
  • Strong technical skills — 31 percent

At Key Corporate Services, we know many companies appreciate the added benefits veterans can bring to a job.  And those companies that actively recruit vets like to promote (80%) this fact. Some of the ways they publicize this fact include:

  • In job listings — 42 percent
  • On corporate career site — 40 percent
  • In recruitment materials — 35 percent
  • On social media — 26 percent

While veterans may face obstacles when transitioning to the civilian workforce, it’s clear that companies see their value and want to hire them.

At Key Corporate Services, we support this focus on finding great jobs for our veterans.

If you have skills and experience in the industries we recruit for, give us a call. Your military service can be an added bonus to your marketability.

From The Key Corporate Services Blog Team