Friday, January 13, 2012

Jobs for Marines

For good or bad, the Marine Corps is downsizing. From 202K down to 185K is certain, and current rumors are swirling of additional cuts to 175K.

This is a difficult job market for those with prior civilian job experience; for those young Marines-soldiers and others the current unemployment rate exceeds 30% - that's an embarrassing rejection of those who served their country.

But maybe it's not as bad as reported - Marines, according to William Golden, CEO of, are the preferred branch of service for corporate America, who clearly recognizes and needs those unique Marine skills of leadership, assertiveness, and accomplishing the mission.

But while leadership skills are transferrable from Ramadi to Amazon, those Artillery and Infantry 0811 and 0311 less so...unless they're re-packaged and rephrased...and that takes some help.

So here's an interview I conducted a few days ago with Bill Golden, who discusses how he helps our combat vets find good jobs. Unlike those many 'career counselors' now popping up, Bill's been doing this since 1997 and has a staff of 14 - listen to the interview and call him.

Like you Marines who got it done in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bill gets it done here //

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