Veterans Leave Military Service with Skills Valued in Every Workplace

Determining Transferable Skills

"The military actively works to develop these non-technical skills, says Chaitra Hardison, Ph.D., a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. She explains, “When I’m referring to non-technical skills, I’m referring to skills that are not directly tied to a specific occupation or profession. For example, leadership skills—those are relevant across different kinds of applications, teamwork, communication skills, handling work stress.” Hardison points out, “This is something that many civilians may not have experienced.” Hardison led a study on what veterans bring to the civilian workforce. Additionally, specific resources were created for veterans and employers to help both groups see the value of the veterans’ non-technical skillset." Continue reading here.

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