Founders' Corner

My name is Mark Baird. I am the founder of I write about everything that helps US veterans, the organizations that support them, and US small businesses.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that has been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
Posted by on in Jobs For Veterans
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 635
  • Print

The Key to Getting Employed or Promoted

“Few lives get better by chance. Most get better by challenges that change us.” – Mark Baird

With millions of people looking for work, a new job or a promotion, it is harder and harder to do. You may have experience and even a degree in your field. Unfortunately, so do a lot of others seeking the same thing as you.  Standing out from the crowd is critical. Companies always have an eye out for the extraordinary individual: the one who is willing to walk the extra mile.

A simple and fast way to show others that you are engaged and committed to being the best that you can be in your industry or field is through online certification courses. This is the kind of people that companies hire and promote first. It also saves them the time and money of providing the training themselves.

For each applicable certification that you receive, studies show that on average a person earns an additional $5000 a year more than uncertified personnel. And there are often several certifications that you can earn in every position to enhance your career.

Another advantage of getting certified in your area of interest is that it can get you to where you want to go much faster and with far less cost that getting a college degree. And if you already have a college degree, additional certification make you much more desirable than those who don’t.

The Patriots Training Academy is a non-profit program of Patriotic Hearts. We have partnered with schools and instructors across America. We offer online and classroom instruction and certification in over 400 subject matters. See a list of our courses HERE.

The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.” 
Og Mandino

“There are risks and costs to action; but, they are far less than the long range risks of inaction.”

– John F. Kennedy



Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a website for their location. We also hold welcome home parties, military marriage retreats, job fairs and create military family gardens.


Subscribe to my blog posts by submitting your email
Follow on Feedspot
Sign up for our newsletter!

* required


Sign Up!
Careers Job One Day Jobs
Post a Job!
Find Us On Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
Connect on LinkedIn