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Recent Posts by Morgan Landry

Veterans: Turn Your Defense Expertise into a Cybersecurity Career

Many positions in the military today are a fertile training ground for a potentially lucrative cybersecurity career. A veteran may walk into a cybersecurity job groomed for the role, trained to not just follow follow protocol but also understand why it’s essential. And just as military minds perpetually analyze the security of their position and act accordingly, the best cybersecurity techs get out ahead of security issues before breaches take place. But how do you demonstrate all these qualifications to employers, who are increasingly patrolling for cybersecurity talent? With a cybersecurity certificate!

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A Quick Breakdown: How the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Works with a Certificate Program

Veterans returning to civilian life all face a similar dilemma—what now? Their military career may be over, but most veterans have a lifetime ahead of them, and a family to support. How do they transition from life in the military to life as a civilian? How do they take what they have learned in the military and apply it to the workplace? The best place to start is with career training and a certificate program.

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Top 12 IT Training Certificates for Veterans

Companies hiring tech workers are looking for veterans. If you’ve served in the military, then you have the right skills to transition into a technology job. Veterans are leaving the service with expertise in data security, SQL, security risk management, electronics troubleshooting, and program management. And companies that hire vets are seeing benefits as well. For every returning veteran a company hires, it gets up to $5,600 in tax credits, or up to $9,600 if it hires a wounded veteran.

To improve your chances of finding a job in technology, many transitioning veterans take on additional career training and receive training certificates. Learning the latest techniques in systems administration, web design, program management, database administration, healthcare IT, and related areas expands your skill set and gives you the knowledge to step into a number of high-paying tech jobs. And your chances of being hired increase when you include tech certification as part of their career training.

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Advantages of Career Training After Military Service

Your military service can serve as the foundation for a highly successful civilian career. However, successfully transitioning to the civilian workforce is a matter of taking what you learned in the service and expanding those skills to help you succeed.

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The Most Common IT Job Search Frustrations

Editor's Note: This post was originally published December 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Looking for a new job is rough. Whether you're out of work desperately looking for employment or slogging through the day going nowhere with your career, finding something new can be incredibly difficult. What's more, IT professionals are finding that the ever-changing job market landscape is forcing them to work harder in order to keep up. 

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