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5 Top Reasons Veterans Move to Florida

Veterans make the Sunshine State their home because of its unparalleled career, education and lifestyle opportunities. Here, veterans tell us in their own words why they chose to move, study and work here.   Ask a veteran who has transitioned … Continue reading

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Veterans Filmmaking Academy Launches in Florida

A new program from the Sarasota Film Festival gives veterans vital storytelling tools and provides opportunities for personal growth   The Sarasota Film Festival, which takes place every April in Sarasota, Florida was recently included in MovieMaker Magazine‘s list of … Continue reading

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A Woman Veteran’s Florida Nonprofit Transforms Lives With Yoga

This Florida vet’s organization is helping people who have lost their way or are on shaky ground find their footing   Kathryn Thomas, a 32-year-old former Navy helicopter pilot and the mother of a 5-month-old daughter, breathes deeply as she … Continue reading

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Veterans, Get the Help You Need to Start or Boost a Florida Business

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program gives veterans who have an idea for a business or who already run their own enterprise the knowledge and guidance they need to achieve success.   For the second year in a row, Veterans Florida, … Continue reading

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The Veterans Florida Career Portal

Veterans Florida has partnered with Monster.com to launch a new career site geared to connecting transitioning veterans with Florida jobs and helping them plan and manage their separation from the military   When evaluating and deciding where to move after … Continue reading

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Veteran Entrepreneurship: From Green Beret to Business Owner

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program helped this veteran turn his business ideas into reality and eased his transition into civilian life.   Scott Neil, 48, a former Green Beret and advisor to Special Forces, had been warned repeatedly about the … Continue reading

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Your Resume is Your Mission Plan

The purpose of your professional resume is not to regurgitate everything you’ve ever done in your professional career onto paper. It is not a list of daily activities under job title headings. Your resume builds towards and highlights your professional … Continue reading

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How to Interview for a Job in the Civilian Sector

Interviews are a critical step in the job search process. Here’s what transitioning military members and veterans need to know to succeed.   Service members are used to taking on difficult missions and employing a methodical, step-by-step approach to overcoming … Continue reading

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First Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program: a Rousing Success

The inaugural Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program has given numerous veterans the knowledge and support they need to make their dream of launching their own business a reality.   Four years ago, Bradley Cantrell, 33, an active duty serviceman working as … Continue reading

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An Army Veteran Launches His Post-Military Life in Florida

Florida offered a near-perfect climate, endless outdoor activities, in-state tuition and a warm family atmosphere.   Kyle Lee, 27, an Army veteran who is studying nursing, greets several classmates in a light-filled building on the Southshore campus of Hillsborough Community … Continue reading

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