Service to Civilian

Welcome to
Service to Civilian

Focused on Veteran Career Advocacy

About Us

What We Do

As a nonprofit, Veteran-owned organization, Service to Civilian exists to educate the community and most importantly, employers. We are here to be a voice for our Veterans specific to their employment needs. We create community engagement to bring awareness to Veteran employment initiatives. 80% of Veterans are under-employed and 100% of employers are missing the top 10 soft skills a Veteran brings to the table. We work with the community to recognize employers who have a successful and effective Veteran hiring program. We partner with organizations to provide job readiness resources to Veterans in the Upstate. We work with organizations to set up Veteran hiring programs, resource groups and mentorships.  

Why We Do It

Extraordinary candidates are those with military experience. Military personnel are exceptionally well-trained, highly disciplined, goal-oriented, mission centric and dedicated. In 2016, 20.9 million men and women were Veterans, accounting for about 9 percent of the civilian non-institutional population age 18 and over. We know Veterans have strong leadership skills that include the ability to foster cultural inclusion, promote teamwork and achieve goals. For employers, scrambling to do more with less, there is value in a veteran's ability to adapt rapidly to changing priorities. Getting the job done when resources are scarce, supplies have diminished and lives are on the line, can translate to success when your business is on the line.  

What Can You Do?

Create and support a Veterans hiring program in your company. Do more to understand and appreciate the value of our Veterans. Create an environment in your organization that has an active Veterans recruiting effort, including one that adjusts an applicant tracking system that automatically dismisses a Veteran candidate for "lack of industry experience". Train HR and hiring managers on effective interview skills specific to Veterans. Understand that 91% of the jobs in the military have direct translation to civilian occupations. There are several right reasons to hire a Veteran. There are no wrong reasons. 

Be part of the solution.

special events

Talk Radio Interview

How can we help our Veterans transition?

Veterans Showcase

With special guest, Senator Lindsey Graham, this event will showcase Veterans and Upstate employers who hire Veterans. Mark your calendars for April 6, 2018. Sponsorships available.

Career Workshop

Starting in January 2018 and featuring the Miles Golden strategy, this 4 hour class will be tailored to Veterans. Class will be limited to 10 people. There will be a fee and scholarships will be available. We will also looking for sponsors. 

Services

Hire a Veteran

Click Search below and tell us what you are looking for. We will conduct a search through our pipeline and send you up to three qualified candidates at a time. There are no upfront fees. A fee of 10% will be due upon hire. 

Veteran Event Planning

Want to hold an event to honor Veterans or hire Veterans? We plan, coordinate, set up and run the event all for a flat fee of $500.

Veteran Resource Group

At no charge, we will advise your committee on setting up a Veteran Resource Group, a mentor program or educate HR and hiring managers on how to recruit and work with Veterans. 

Veteran or Employer

We look forward to talking with you!

Resources

The information listed here is updated frequently. Check back often for new additions.

Hire a Veteran today (pdf)

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Veterans employment resource list (pdf)

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