Military veterans often face a particularly arduous job search
process, because employers do not typically know how to translate military experience into private sector jobs. While ex-military professionals offer exceptionally high management, technical, and team-building competencies, they are often overlooked in the competitive job market.
Military jobs and employment after work in the military are often difficult to come by. Employers are often reluctant to translate military experience into their organization's labor force. Ex-military personnel have, as of this writing, a much higher average unemployment rate than their equivalent demographic groups in the private sector. It is, therefore, an imperative for military job seekers to understand the difficulties that they may encounter and for employers and recruiters to develop a sophisticated understanding of the specific skills of military personnel and the job search challenges that they often experience.