Larry Keim Says Military Downsizing in Iraq Will Have Effect on U.S. Jobs Market

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Larry Keim suggests that officers are the equivalent of executive talent and can fill jobs at that level.

They have the skills to do just about anything, but they lack the ability to market themselves as well as others who have specific industry experience.

Larry Keim suggests that officers are the equivalent of executive talent and can fill jobs at that level.

Larry Keim is a career management authority, and recognizes the issues surrounding tens of thousands of people moving back into the workforce, when the soldiers assigned to duty in Iraq return.

"While many of these people are guaranteed work when they return to their former employers, many of the positions they filled will have been taken by others. This means that their company will be forced to place them in other jobs. In some cases the employees will wait it out, but in most cases they will probably seek other employment. This could cause a strain on the system and leave many looking for jobs in a highly competitive market."

Larry Keim suggests that officers are the equivalent of executive talent and can fill jobs at that level. "The career management industry was founded in the late 1940's when officers exiting the military had to find ways to demonstrate their transferable skills. Just as those officers often needed help in the transition from military to civilian employment, so will some of today's officers."

According to Keim, for those who previously held managerial, professional, or technical jobs it could be a rough time; but it will be especially difficult for those who are looking to transition from a life of military service into the civilian world.    Keim says, "They have the skills to do just about anything, but they lack the ability to market themselves as well as others who have specific industry experience."

Larry Keim is an authority on career management and marketing, and provides career related mentoring and services to career management firms throughout the U.S.

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