Military Hire Message to Veterans: Stay Focused

Andrew Novak of Military Hire connects with COO Rob Riegle to hear a message to veterans about handling anxiety, uncertainty, and staying focused when facing challenges.



Video Transcript:

Military Hire Message to Veterans: Stay Focused

Hi I'm Rob Riegle; I'm the chief operating officer of militaryhire.com.  I want to take this opportunity to thank you for watching these short series of videos that we've created for you and hopefully we find value in that collectively and hopefully we can find you a job, which is the entire purpose of our organization, thank you.

Andrew: Out there in the community, who may be struggling during this difficult time?

Rob: I know where you're at. I know the challenges and the anxiety that you face when you're coming from overseas. My last tour was in Afghanistan and coming back to the United States, so I was really anxious to figure out what am I going to do? Not only am I coming back to an environment that I haven't been involved in, but I'm also, you know, coming back from an environment that's been very stressful and high anxiety, and I think you're going to see some of that in the COVID-19 realm. The thing is to just remember to stay focused.

I mean, we've been trained to overcome much, much worse than this, and again, if you are feeling like you are overwhelmed, there are resources out there. And first and foremost—reach out to your family and friends. I mean, I've had to do that on a couple of occasions where I didn't know whether or not the future was going to be what I hoped it to be or not. It's largely unpredictable, but we're here to help you, and we're not just here to help you find a job, we're here to help you. If there's anything that we can do, certainly feel free to reach out to the Military Hire team.

Don't try to fight this alone, make sure that you get as many positive people around you as you can, and I can promise you this: People like hiring officials want you! We have 25,000 companies that want you; we have 650,000 people like you that also have gone through this process with you and are active members on our job board, so just remember there is strength in numbers, and we're here for you, and we hope that we're the ones that find you the next, best career spot that you can have, and I certainly appreciate everybody taking the time to listen to us today.

A few links to veteran crisis and support programs:

VA Support Programs and Services for Veterans
AMVETS Heal Program
Veterans Crisis Line
Military Sisterhood Initiative:
Peer support network of and for women of the military.