Do Veteran Stereotypes hurt your job search?

Eye on Veterans
October 04, 2019 - 1:28 pm
Veteran stereotypes affect job seekers

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A Duke University, Fuqua School of Business study recently revealed a surprising hiring bias against veterans.

Turns out some of the qualities that make military veterans America's biggest heroes, may unintentionally be hurting their job prospects.   

Dr. Steven Shepherd, Oklahoma State University researcher, explained why some employers may unknowingly be typecasting vets based on what they assume makes a good soldier. 

And Shepherd offers advice on what veterans can do to overcome it.