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Get Away from the “Go It Alone” Mentality

Get Away from the “Go It Alone” Mentality

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Hey, guys, I'm back and still here with William Marquez with the Virginia Employment Commission, and we're continuing to talk about reemployment for veterans with brain injuries. William, what are some of the obstacles or strategies that veterans encounter, and how can they overcome some of the challenges as they're transitioning with the brain injury? Everybody's situation is a little different. Some of the obvious things we talk about is keeping track of what you're doing. We talk about making notes, lists. We always make jokes about people with lists, but it's true. You keep a list. You document what you need to do in a given day. Then write down what you've accomplished. It helps you focus and keep track of what you're doing on a day-to-day basis. Another thing that I recommend is that someone that's been through situations such as TBI is to get in contact with a buddy, a friend, that's been through a similar situation so that way they can trade information and perhaps watch out for each other, give hints. It's trying to get away from the go it alone mentality. You basically need to network. You've got to trade information, and you'll find that just in the job search alone that networking is a big key. That's great. Thanks.

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When searching for a civilian job, veterans should consider finding a friend or buddy in a similar situation with whom to share ideas and strategies. Adam talks with Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission, about this topic.

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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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I salute you sir!! Good job well done!!

Mar 13th, 2013 9:09am


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