[Adam Anicich] Hey guys, it's Adam.
So many times after a veteran returns home after a brain injury,
combat deployment, maybe an accident, or just an injury here or CONUS
they find themselves not able to do the same job
professionally that they used to be able to do.
Maybe they were on track to be an account manager,
and they were a high performer on the team,
and unfortunately they find themselves—when they go back to work—
maybe they are not that high performer on the team.
Maybe they're having trouble with client services.
Maybe they're having trouble with sales—administration and organization.
Whatever it is, don't beat yourself up over it.
Instead take a look at what resources are available.
Take a look at maybe your school counselor—for example.
They can match up some of your strengths,
some of your academic performance and really value
and match that up with some different professions
that you may not have thought of—something you can explore.
They'll also have connections
that can get you set up with different job interviews.
They might have a career center that will help.
Another great source of—kind of—employment and training
is the state employment agencies.
So you might be able to go to your state employment agency,
find some different career options that are not only available
but also that they might be able to assist in training you with.
So something to keep in mind.
And finally, the VA has vocational rehabilitation counselors
that are super helpful, and they'll find and identify your strengths
and get you back into the workforce as soon as you can.
So don't ever think that all is lost.
You can definitely get reacclimated and find a job that works for you
and that pays well. Thanks.
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For many veterans, a brain injury may change the trajectory of your career path. Adam talks about how and where to seek help when exploring ideas for a new career.