Not Your Average Joe: Profiles of Military Core Values and Why They Matter in the Private Sector

Not Your Average Joe: Profiles of Military Core Values and Why They Matter in the Private Sector

by Dennis Davis


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With veteran unemployment near all-time highs, it's never been more important to understand the talented pool of candidates with military experience available to employers. Fortunately, this invaluable new book by Dennis Davis helps illuminate the exact reasons why veterans provide such a pertinent resource for employers.

Profiling many successful veterans, Not Your Average Joe: Profiles of Military Core Values and Why They Matter in the Private Sector shows what veterans are capable of beyond military service while highlighting the positive impact they had serving in the armed forces. Dealing with the core values military service instills, this extraordinary book explains the integrity, honor, excellence, and selfless service among other values which are absolutely vital to the working world. Using extremely personal stories, Davis shows the values servicemen and women bring to the table and how they can be utilized in the civilian world.

Detailing the core values of veterans, Not Your Average Joe is a wonderful resource for hiring managers as well as veterans returning to civilian life. Using inspirational and emotional connections, the book perfectly illustrates the need for value-based hiring in a corporate environment focused more on hiring for skills while trusting values are present.

From corporate hiring officials and human resource executives to current military service personnel and veterans, Not Your Average Joe is a valuable, must-read resource for all parties involved in corporate hiring. Inspired by the difficulties veterans face in translating their experiences into their capabilities, this excellent guide bridges the gap between past and future to help veterans everywhere find success in the civilian world. An excellent resource for employers and job seekers, Not Your Average Joe is an informative and insightful read that truly shows the value of veterans across the nation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480143982
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

As founder of talent acquisition consulting firm Metafrazo (, Davis possesses diverse talent- acquisition experience spanning several industries. For over a decade, he has worked on contract and permanent hiring, contingency and retained searches, and direct internal hires. In addition to his corporate experience, he brings ten years of service in the Air Force Reserve and several years of active duty service in the Navy. He has deployed twice in support of both Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. A highly decorated veteran, he was selected in 2006 as the Air Force Reserve Command Company Grade Officer of the Year for his career field. Currently a Captain, Davis is responsible for the 934th Airlift Wing Education and Training Office. A four-year letterman in football, he obtained his bachelor's in psychology from Bethel University and a master's in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

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