Another example of a mistake firms make that lets them rationalize bias toward veterans.

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I want to talk with you today about one of those classic cases of employer stupidity. I see it in a lots of different ways, but this one just infuriates me. Let me just give you an example. In an example in
A guy I represent. Six years intrusion detection experience. Smart well spoken, basically has been protecting the country from the bad guys in cyber security. Submit him for a perfect job for him. Rejected. What's the reason for the rejection? No degree.
Now, no disrespect, intended, folks but most of the people with six years of experience who are really good. . . The degree is irrelevant at this point. It deals with the technology underpinnings. And since there's an easy way to verify whether or not he is knowledgeable in this area, by actually talking with him and seeing that he's actually done what he's claiming to have done, then, lo and behold, you can figure out whether the degree is relevant. But corporate policy stands in your way for considering a veteran, even though, in lieu of going to school and then having two years of experience, he's going to be in service to the country, maybe making peanuts and trying to keep it safe.
Come on, folks. Use your brains for a second. All those advertisements that you run that talk about how good you are to veterans and you support veterans doesn't mean crap if you can conduct yourself in this way.
Fix it, folks. If you're a corporate HR, you've got to get to the C suite and turn them around. You've got to talk with them and talk with them about how their behavior's incongruent with their advertising and you're losing great people as a result, because you are. You are losing access to great people.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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