Military personnel face many challenges competing for and transitioning to civilian jobs. Unemployment rates for military personnel are significantly higher than rates for the civilian population.
Empirical research on specific success criteria for transitioning into a civilian career is limited; most literature on how employers perceive military applicants is anecdotal. A comprehensive understanding of what employers value and do not value in military personnel was needed. Educators and those providing educational and career guidance need to be equipped with information that can better help military personnel understand the perceptions, preferences, and hiring practices of civilian employers. The purpose was to (a) better understand employer perceptions, preferences, and hiring practices with regard to military personnel; and (b) provide useful information to individuals charged with helping military service men and women transition into civilian occupations.
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Friday, May 16, 2014
Event or Conference:
Annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Honolulu, HIUnited States