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Disabled veteran

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 10, 2013 7:35 am

So what is everyone's opinion on mentioning disabled veteran status? Obviously for the federal system this is easy since you submit an SF15 for veteran preference, but what about in the private sector?

I know there are some tax breaks and such offered to businesses that employ vets but is it that big a factor? Should this be noted on the resume such as "30% VA disabled", just mentioned during an interview or not even bought up? I mean if it gives you a bump for "diversity" that's great but I worry employers might also view this negatively.

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Re: Disabled veteran

Postby LawIdiot86 » Fri May 10, 2013 9:01 am

If there is a diversity form or checkbox or specific program (fellowship/etc), then mention it. Mention your military service on your resume, but don't mention the disability on the resume or in the interview. Sad fact is that lots of people assume every disabled vet is a PTSD timebomb and the reward of the couple friendly HR staff or employers targeting diversity isn't worth the risk.




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