9 Jun

Putting Your Good Intentions Into Action

One of the joys of working with veterans is the continual positive response I get from people who want to help veterans. So in response to the near countless times I have been asked, “How can I help?”, I decided to create a blog post that outlines meaningful ways the average individual can make a difference in the lives of vets. […]

20 May

In Observance of Memorial Day

I’m a history buff. So when I was asked to write this piece, my first inclination was to dig into a little research. At the end of the Civil War, Americans began setting aside one day to place flowers and other decorations on the graves of fallen soldiers. (The day was originally called Decoration Day.) Not that long ago, patriotic services and military-themed parades were the center of this federal holiday. Sadly, many of the Memorial Day traditions that were deeply respected by our grandparents and great-grandparents are quickly fading. […]

23 Apr

Just Show Up

It’s a rare occurrence that someone exits the military and simply walks into their next role. The unknown is what we in the military thrive on, but only with regards to enemy situation, food and sleep depravity. When it comes to the civilian world though, the unknown can be unnerving and result in an almost frozen feeling – not knowing where to start in pursuit of a post-military career. […]

29 Jan

Veterans Well-Prepared to Fill Cyber Security Roles in Corporate America

With the recent headlines regarding the increased threats on cyber security, it makes sense that we are seeing an increased demand for cyber security professionals. Many don’t know this, but the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has one of the highest rates of cyber attacks in the world with 10 million attempts on the Pentagon per day. […]

21 Jan

Understanding the New Government Mandate for Hiring Veterans

2015 will mark a dramatic change in the way companies approach hiring veterans. The Department of Labor created a “Final Rule,” updating the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), which gives more teeth to the mandate to hire veterans. […]

23 Dec

The Five Indicators of a Successful Veterans Hiring Program

People ask me all the time, how do you tell if a company has a legitimate veterans hiring program? Here is what I see as the five indicators of a strong veterans program. […]

16 Dec

Gifts For Deployed Service Members

First, I must make mention of both those service members and their families that are unable to be home during the holiday season. As a young Marine, I was blissfully naïve to the effect on those that loved me on being overseas. As I’ve matured in Marine years, I’ve realized the toll that being away has on the families involved. And as service members leave families behind, I see the difficulties that arise from this. Going to holiday parties by yourself gets really old, really fast. […]

20 Oct

How to Honor Your Veteran Employees This Veterans Day

Veterans Day is fast approaching, and if you haven’t begun to consider how your organization should honor your veterans, I’d encourage you to read on. There are numerous ways in which you can recognize a veteran on Veterans Day. Here at Genesis10, we recommend the following tried-and-true formula honoring your veteran employees: […]

18 Sep

Leveraging the Military’s “Battle Buddy” System

Have you ever walked into an uncertain environment like your first day of college, a cocktail party, or even your new job and felt those first moments of anxiety? How about getting stuck on a project at work but not knowing who to ask for help? Or simply feeling out of place because there was no one in your office whom you felt a bond with? […]

23 Jul

Where and Why Veterans’ Job Seeking Skills Atrophy

When you think of a looking for a new job, three main job search tactics come to mind: leveraging your network, drafting and sending out resumes, and polishing up your interview skills. Conversely, those three job search areas are where military members’ skills either atrophy during their course of service or don’t exist in the first place. Further explained below, one can quickly see why veterans’ unemployment continues to nearly double the rates of the average civilian. […]