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Guest Post Article By: Kelli Brewer
Kelli, from the Deploy Care website, reached out to us in an effort to spread the word to Veterans on some of the best ways that they can move their career forward during this ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
Here is her awesome article that can be used by anyone:
Along with serious health concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on the economy as well as the everyday routines of millions of Americans, including our nation’s heroes. And if you’re like many others, you’ve either chosen or been forced to reevaluate your career. Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or looking for another type of job where you can work from home, consider the following tips and resources to help along the way.
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Figuring Out a Way Forward
The first step is to think about what you want so you have a definitive direction to pursue. Then, you’ll be ready to make moves.
● Veterans have unique leadership and organization skills thanks to their service days, so if the idea of launching your own company excites you, know that you have what it takes to do it.
● Come up with business ideas that reflect your values and that can make a profit.
● Research the benefits and rules of Texas LLC registration.
● Hire people who share your values and will provide top-notch work.
● If you're looking to be an employee, research companies that are hiring for remote positions.
● Explore online job boards that provide freelance opportunities.
Succeeding at Your Work
Once you've established what work you are doing, it’s essential to position yourself for consistent, long-term success.
● Establish a home workspace that provides a physical boundary between your work and home life. If you have disabilities as a result of injuries you suffered during your time in the service, there are modifications you can make to your home office that will help you stay comfortable and productive while you work.
● Acquire a desk, office chair, computer, and/or any other equipment you need for your daily tasks.
● Invest in productivity and communication tools.
● Set a schedule and make sure your family understands when you can and can't be interrupted.
● Make the time to care for your physical, mental, and spiritual health each day.
Using Veteran Resources
If you're a veteran, there are a bevy of resources worth researching and using.
● Become a member at Ellis County Det. 1452 for continued support.
● Check government agencies that provide job opportunities, financial assistance, training, and other resources to veterans, such as the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Employment Center (VEC), and the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
● Explore the various private sector programs that offer resources to veterans, such as CareerOneStop, Hero 2 Hired (H2H), and Veterati.
● Showcase your military experience and skills on your resume.
● Apply the disciplines you learned in the military to your work each day.
If the COVID-19 pandemic has caused you to reassess your career outside the military, it’s essential to be informed of all your options, and thankfully, there are many routes to success for veterans. Consider the tips and resources listed here to start exploring your business and/or remote work opportunities, and take proactive steps to set you and your family up for long-term success.