Updated Tuesday, September 30, 2014 as of 6:00 PM ET

Reporting for Duty: Hiring Military Veterans

Runnion speaks from experience. After leaving the Army in 1993, he ran into AXA Advisors at a recruiting fair. He was one of a handful of veterans entering the financial services industry at the time and was the only one hired from that fair. With only his degree in psychology and sociology from East Tennessee State University and his military service to lean on, his first few times on the job were like "drinking from a fire hose," he says. "I had no idea what I was doing."

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