John's resume is notable for the range of his experience. He was a career military man, and retired medically from the Army as a 71L, Clerk-Typist; an 11B, Infantryman; and 05C, SCUBA Diver. He had endured physical challenges, including losing the sight in his right eye, and had problems with his knees.
The 21st Century Renaissance is dependent on individuals proactively making a difference. It has been an inspiration for me to meet seemingly ordinary people making remarkable impacts on their communities.
In far too many cases, unpaid leave means families must face the stark choice between a paycheck and caring for a loved one. This is not a choice any family should have to make.
The military teaches you to always think of the team first. This can present a challenge when competing for a job in the civilian sector. Servicemembers are not always comfortable bragging about their accomplishments, or speaking in "I" or "me."
Providing the right training and home environment for ex-offenders is too often confused with being soft on crime. Nothing is further from the truth. Creating the right circumstances to start a career is smart economics. The more Americans who are working, in fact, mean a stronger, more successful citizenry for our nation.
Where we are is a politically divided country. Where we want to be is a land of opportunity. As President Obama said, "opportunity is who we are" as a nation. Let's finally work together and get there.
Sure, the headline unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7 percent. This means we officially had 10.4 million people actively looking for work and not finding it in December 2013.
It's tougher being a woman than being a man, especially in the business world. Career women often vent their frustration to me that they work harder a...
We have to get this generation back on track.
We had a tough first year, but our efforts have reaped clear rewards: thousands of new jobs, a reduced deficit, pension reform, new revenue creation, and new investments. It will not get easier, but I am confident that we have taken the right actions to rebuild Puerto Rico.
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The winter season is full of parties, food, family, and friends. But too many job seekers think the holidays are a good excuse to trade the job search for the gift search.
Top U.S. entrepreneurs gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC last month with Empact100, a nonprofit that connects disruptive innovators.
Whatever it is you are selling, we all know that you need to craft and deliver a good elevator pitch. But... How do you know if your elevator pit...
When I received that first suit I felt empowered, I felt important, and I felt like I could take on the world. We want the men we assist to feel the same way and we have seen it time and time again.
There's one form of giving that involves few costs, while offering offers dramatic benefits to the people around us. It's the single best way to help someone fall in love, and the most common way that people find a job. It's also the reason that the Beatles and the iPhone came to exist.
Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.
"When I saw that little girl on television, she was a beautiful girl. They asked her why she didn't like the African-American doll and she said it was ugly -- "her skin is ugly just like my skin." I cried. You cannot have little girls growing up and believing that they are unattractive."
Last week I had the chance to sit down with a group of college students and new graduates to pick their brains on how kids these days are starting their careers.