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American Veterans Transition Into Entertainment Industry

Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From Variety:

Entertainment industry giants have made a notable commitment to help America’s armed forces transition to civilian life, and in particular to welcome them to Hollywood.

It’s a complex, difficult transition. Those who’ve put their lives on the line, often in positions of responsibility and leadership far beyond their years, may lack the savoir-faire to move smoothly into the job market. Having never interviewed, many struggle to express themselves in non-military terms. Hiring managers, meanwhile, can fall prey to stereotypes, and can’t always read a military resume’s nuances to match them to civilian work.

“When I see these brave, talented men and women transitioning, and their identities and their networks are taken away … it’s hard,” says Richard M. Jones, CBS’ chief veteran officer as well as executive VP and general tax counsel.

- Read the full article at Variety.com


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