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  •  I agree with the above llbear suggested and also (4+ / 0-)
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    llbear, glorificus, HM2Viking, chimene

    I hope your friend is not just working with civilian Human Resources.   The state unemployment or employment office has a Veteran human resource person to assist
    veterans and only veterans.   A veteran is supposed to be considered in the arena of federal jobs..to be considered FIRST.   In the private sector, a protfolio of jobs required while in the military is always recommended in the resume' pretty much but more in depth than you presented.  

    There used to be a place called NCO/PO Employment that I actually worked for in the late sixties, early seventies.   It was an uphill battle placing veterans, espcially as DaNang noted returning from Nam.   I believe in those days, it was so very difficult due to the unpopular war and Vietnam.  Many veterans were experiencing a stigma of many sorts and the training was not like your friend.   In those days, there were not much call for sharpshooters , UNLESS, one wanted to go into law enforcement.    Many veterans did get jobs as police, fire fighters, etc.   Many others settled for a job at the local factory which does not exist any more, the service station, which does not exist anymore, and packing and shipping..( which basically does not exist anymore).  The veterans also had to endure physical and mental stigmas and no real treatment programs for PTSD.   They were in many cases just locked away or started into self medication and wound up in jail, broken relationship and not much of a support team..This included the VA.

    Please get in touch with DaNang and Richard Cranium and any who have some handles on these issues.   Good Luck.

    The times have changed for better treatment and more opportunity but your friend sounds like a classic PTSD patient of which he must face head on with his potential employer and the VA.   We must get over the stigma associated with veterans and post traumatic.  

    There was also not an American with Disabilities Law.
    Please utilize the VA for job programs and utilize every single outreach program out there.  The cycle must break.

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:27:41 AM PST

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