I have talked about this many times on this blog, other blogs and my radio shows. In fact I can be a testament myself as to the effects of military service and how the life-skills it builds can benefit a company. Recently one of my sons turned me onto this blog from postgradproblems.com and why companies should be hiring Veterans.

First and foremost, veterans have a great attitude when it comes to work. No matter the task, they’ll get it done, or at least give it their all. They won’t show up late. They’re used to working overtime. They’re disciplined. Discipline, “the mental attitude and state of training that renders willing obedience instinctively under all conditions,” means that a veteran will do what they’re told and do it right—the first time, every time. A veteran isn’t likely to show up to work hungover on Monday, but if he does, he’ll work just as diligently, effectively, and efficiently as he would on any other day.

I love how the author even highlights the fact that even if a veteran shows up hungover they will probably still work as effectively as any other day.

Even with these benefits, and the fact that great organizations like the Chamber of Commerce’s Hire Our Heroes, HireHeroes, and companies like Buffalo Paradigm Company who are teaming up with the Better Business Bureau of Upstate NY to host a Veteran’s Job Fair as part of a Veteran’s Day 5K fund-raising run there is still ignorance on the part of many employers. Then there are groups like Get It Done Consulting who have a specialized training program for disabled veterans that gets them certified in Project Management and other business skills.

With all of those organizations and focus more awareness is needed and it is good to see it originating outside the military circles from places like postgradproblems.com. Be sure to check out and read the entire blog post at http://postgradproblems.com/why-every-business-should-hire-veterans/#DOsGBoYmwAeEoSrb.99


I wrote this the the other day for a Veteran’s Day tribute on VeteransUnited.com. I would like to share it here too.

There is a difference between wanting to go to war and willing to go to war. Veterans Day is all about recognizing and thanking those who were “willing” to do the tough job that may be asked of our military. This day is for everyone who has served, from the airman who served three years in the 1980s and never saw combat, to the Soldier who served 20+ years and maybe spent a couple of years in combat. Regardless of branch, time spent serving or where they served, every man and woman who raised their hands and swore the oath to defend our country deserves to be thanked.

So please take a moment and thank anyone and everyone you know who ever raised their hand to “defend this country against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

For those veterans who read this blog, be sure and check out the links below in order to find great deals and offerings for you, on your day.

Happy Veteran’s Day…

From Bouhammer.com

Need a VA Loan?

You may have noticed the Advertisement here on the right side of the blog about VA Loans. That is from my good friends over at Veteran’s United Home Loan (AKA VAMC) and the reason I put it so prominently there is because that is a huge benefit that not all veterans realize they qualify for. Every house I have ever purchased has been via a VA backed loan and I can tell from personal experience it is a benefit that those who don’t qualify wish they could get.

The reason I have the ad there is for you to click on and read the basics of a VA loan and if interested, to see if you qualify. Of course there is a lot more to getting a VA loan then just a few mouse clicks, but hey it gets you started.

So if you know or think you qualify check it out. The people at VUHL are awesome, and not just because they sponsor the You Served Blog and Radio show, but because they truly care. I have referred many friends to them and those friends have been treated well and with integrity. I have even talked to them about a re-finance and they were upfront and honest when they told me that there may be other places that could even give me a better deal then they could at the time.

So head over to http://www.bouhammer.com/va-loans/ and check out some of the info there to see if this could be a benefit for you as part of your military service.

Banana Republic Stores honoring our military, but HURRY! 1


Banana Republic stores are doing a little something to honor our military and give them a break on clothes. If you are a military member, retired, veteran, or a military family member they are giving you 50% off of up to three full-price items through Sunday, January 22nd. Sorry for the late notice but tomorrow is the last day.

After that they are giving the same folks 15% off all items from January 23-31.

Please check out http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/info.do?cid=76923&mlink=5001,4470740,21&clink=4470740 to learn more.

Spread the word, tell your friends, family, family readiness groups and units about this awesome deal