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Female Veterans Jobs - Opportunities And Challenges
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The case of veterans jobs and employment is far from pretty despite the fact that a lot of companies accepting veterans for employment, especially in the case of female veterans job hunters. Today, it is a fact that female veterans are more likely to become unemployed and homeless as compared with those women who were not in the service. The big question is why it is happening and what does the government do about this situation. Why does women veterans’ jobs hunting fail? Why are male veterans’ job opportunities higher?

The Reason

If you try to analyze the situation carefully, you will notice a lot of things that contribute to the fact why there are fewer veterans job opportunities for women veteran. Here are some of those things:

Female Veteran Value. Unlike male veterans who go home as heroes, veterans are not regarded as such. There is still a strong discrimination against female veterans even if they have the same training, experience and sometimes more emotionally and mentally stable. The fact that they are women who came from the military service puts them in a really bad position especially in a male dominated work place.

Education Sector. Since most veteran gravitates towards education, which usually suffers high cutbacks especially during the recession is one of the reasons why a female becomes unemployed and homeless.

Lack of Certification. Most veterans jobs hunter do not have certification to prove their military training that would be a proof to prove to civilian employers of the experiences they have while they were in the military. This is because most civilian employers have a doubt against female vets.

Veteran Affair System. It is a fact that veterans only consist of 15% women; therefore, they are the minority and because of this, a lot of female needs are not met like child care, health care and psychological needs.

Another aspect that should be taken into consideration is that most programs provided by the government are focused mainly on male veterans’ job hunters. Though there is an effort to change the system, it still doesn't meet the needs of female veterans in today's society.

Some Tips For Female Vets

Here are a few things to help veterans’ job seekers out there:

Certification. For female veterans, researching and getting certificates that are necessary for civilian positions is a must. They should try to focus on utilizing their experience and skills from the military to acquire such certificates.

Career Fairs. Try visiting the local career fairs in the area to check for jobs available for veterans. For female veterans, it would be better to seek career fairs that are especially for military veterans since they will have higher chances of getting hired in these fairs.

Life Coach. The unique experience and skills of a female veteran may be hard to understand for civilian employers. Seeking a life coach or mentor could help the female veteran understand how to explain to employers what they are capable of and what their skills and experience could mean for a company.

There are many reasons why a civilian employer should hire veterans and provide veterans jobs opportunities for female vets. Their unique experience and charm could be a good use for companies.


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