By Deborah Sweeney, MyCorporation
The next time you post a job listing for openings at your small business, emphasize that you’re seeking veterans to fill the role. Hiring a veteran is good for business because they bring along plenty of skills that translate to your company’s overall success. It also offers them a fresh start to focus on their post-military service careers. Here’s a look at four traits in particular that make vets valuable to small businesses.
1. Veterans adapt to new situations and have a strong work ethic.
Veterans in new roles tend to catch on quickly during training. Even under pressure, vets understand that they must get the job done. At a small business, where successfully wearing many hats is required, veterans typically excel at multitasking even when faced with deadlines and difficult assignments.
2. Veterans understand the importance of leadership.
From an early age, most veterans are trained to become leaders. Some of their skill sets include the ability to work well with others, inspire their fellow team members, take initiative, and delegate their duties appropriately. This prepares them for a startup atmosphere, where they can be trusted to lead and manage a team successfully.
3. Veterans are trained to work as a team.
Few individuals understand the importance of working as a team better than veterans. Rather than compete against one another, vets understand working together is the quickest way to achieve goals.
4. Veterans are strong communicators.
Working well as a team requires strong communication, which is why many veterans can communicate well with others regardless of their backgrounds. This is a huge asset in a small business environment, where things changes quickly and good communication is a must to stay on track.
About the author
Deborah Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation.com. MyCorporation is a leader in online legal filing services for entrepreneurs and businesses, providing start-up bundles that include corporation and LLC formation, registered agent, DBA, and trademark and copyright filing services. MyCorporation does all the work, making the business formation and maintenance quick and painless, so business owners can focus on what they do best. Follow her on Google+ and on Twitter @mycorporation.