This week's Hire A Veteran Regional Career Fair set for this Thursday at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo is described as an eight county collaboration exclusively for military veterans, Reservists, National Guard and their spouses who are seeking new employment.

In advance of that event, we spoke with Richard Fletcher, a specialist who helps prepare veterans for events like this one. Not only did he discuss the ways in which a vet can prepare for the event, but he also shattered some myths employers have about hiring a vet:

  • Vets only know how to follow orders
  • Vets are uneducated
  • Vets only want jobs, not careers

Richard shatters those myths in the video below.

Click the link here to preregister for the event Thursday, and get more details. Also, watch the video "Reinventing Michael Banks" for an understanding of how veterans and potential employers can better communicate with each other.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.