The Warrior Bonfire Program is committed to providing opportunities that improve the lives of Purple Heart recipients on their life long journey of recovery and healing, with focus on creating activity based, stress free environments that promote camaraderie and therapeutic healing.
Is there one particular or “go-to” résumé format which best highlight a service member’s experience? What are the main concerns an employer holds in regard to a military member’s time in service? What do veterans need to keep in mind when preparing their résumé? How […]
What are the five key words you now use to characterize the vision of your own transition? What is your mission? At the Pentagon, if it takes you one paragraph to state your mission intent, then it means that you have not visualized — nor […]
Take off your military uniform. Put on a business suit. Now, look in the mirror and describe who are you and how have you positioned yourself for high acceptance and job offers? The HR people interviewing you may have never served in the military. What […]
Do service members have to spend more time than their civilian counterparts in preparing for an interview? Why? What else to they need to do that civilians don’t? An AECS certified expert with 20 years career transition experience, who is also a 13-year military spouse […]
Why Training Jr. Leadership is So Important – So many companies could take lessons from the “hip pocket” daily training the military provides to all members, regardless of rank. Corporations may with to listen to the GEMS of wisdom shared by Valerie Berube, a […]
A conversation with Colonel Carlos Perez, COO of the nations longest-standing military non-profit organization about goals and strategies for achieving financial independence after one leaves military service.
Col. Ret., Carlos Perez, discusses the common mistakes that most military retirees make when approaching a job search. No service member wants to think about retiring but it is a reality of life. Well in advance of leaving, they need to consider a new vocabulary […]
Transition from the military to the civilian sector is hard enough. But, translation of one’s skills in such a way that they can be clearly comprehended by the HR screeners and those in leadership positions in the private, non-defense sector “get it” makes transition even […]
JC, is a retired O-6 who started his own company and successfully grew that into a multi-state firm. He discusses his transition to the private sector and the focus he and his company use to employ former military members and their families.