The past several months have been a difficult time for the many people across the country battling the global Covid-19 pandemic. The impacts reached almost every person, from essential employees and those who contracted the virus, to the general population sheltering in place to minimize the spread of the disease.
Olympic Gold Medalist, Mia Hamm once said: “my coach said I run like a girl. I said if he ran a little faster, he could too.” With that simple statement, she redefined the word “girl” to mean something more encouraging and inspiring than its historical connotation.
As we approach a day when the nation expresses gratitude to the men and women who have served in its military, this veteran would like to leverage Veterans Day 2016 to do three things: 1) Express gratitude for the opportunities that our military gave me; 2) Encourage hiring managers to seek out qualified veterans when filling jobs; and 3) Offer to assist any veteran who is making a career transition to the civilian workforce.