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Military Transition: Undermining Yourself

“But Patra,” I hear you saying “no-one sabotages themself!” Ohh ~ but yes, people do quite regularly undermine their own job search, often without thinking about it.  Far too many military are doing so. Before you say ‘not me’, look at these common ways to lose your chance for the job you want — […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Undermining Yourself

4 Marketing Tips for Job Seekers

If you are searching for a new role – or thinking that you may need to soon, now’s the time to put together a personal marketing plan. Effective job search demands active outreach to those who may help you find the right opportunity as well as to target employers.

Learning to think of yourself as […]

By |October 29th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 4 Marketing Tips for Job Seekers

Military Transition: Job Fairs

You have figured out what work you are seeking following your service. You have a resume you hope is about right. Is it worth your time to attend any job fairs? Or should you focus solely on other job search methods?

Job fairs can play an important part in your job search. They offer you […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Job Fairs

Successful Job Interviews: Elements You Control

You have seen the articles about the questions you need to be ready to answer, the questions to ask, when to interview to be selected, and what to wear. But, if you are like most people, you are still worried about interviewing well.

Get past your fears and nerves by thinking about an interview at its best. […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Successful Job Interviews: Elements You Control

Begin Right for Successful Job Search

Often we begin a job search by simply updating our resume and starting to scan job boards. If you have been in a job you love, that may be a decent approach. But if you are looking for anything other than a lateral move, it is not.

The hardest part for many people is to […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Begin Right for Successful Job Search

2016 – TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RESUME

A resume is an advertisement designed solely to encourage an employer to contact you.

You know you need to tailor your resume for specific opportunities. Perhaps you already know how much easier this is when you have one complete “master” resume that includes everything important? Then you can easily draw from it as needed.

It is […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 2016 – TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RESUME

Military Transition: Preparing to Create Your Resume

I read resumes of military in transition all the time. Many are not going to do anything for their writers.  Perhaps you wrote your first resume ever as part of your transition program homework – an important first step in understanding resume basics.  However, in reality, you cannot write a decent resume until you actually know […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Preparing to Create Your Resume

Path to a Successful Military Transition

Thinking of leaving the military? Already a “short-timer”? Vet still looking for a new job? You need to know how you can move onto the right career path.

We know, based on research, that most successful people share three common practices. You can too! The three are:

Build on your strengths.
Have goals, and act on them.
On-going […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Path to a Successful Military Transition

Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Are you feeling stuck at work? Is your job search taking far longer than you expected? Have you missed promotions or pay increases?

For at least two decades I have regularly talked with people who were unemployed for months longer than they expected and with those who wanted a new job, but were not taking […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Changing Nature of Work, Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Military Transition: How ‘Soft Skills’ Help Get the Job

You have seen the articles about the lack of certain skills in employees and companies concerns about not being able to find people with critical skills.  Many of these are so-called ‘soft skills.’  You may not think of it at first but when it comes to many highly-valued and highly-sought-after “soft skills”, most members […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: How ‘Soft Skills’ Help Get the Job