My conversations with military in transition often demonstrate they have jumped into a job search with little planning. Whether you are transitioning after several years’ service or are retiring, you face big changes. These go beyond just job search to selecting among career options for future employment and any education choices, as well as […]
Once you know what work you want to do next and have basic career goals defined, you need to find the right employers. The ‘right employers’ are those who not only offer the work you seek but who match your values, goals, and offer what you need to succeed.
Start by creating a detailed picture […]
An interesting thing happened to Lars Schmidt as he transitioned from a great corporate job to entrepreneur: he decided to thank people publicly via Twitter for their help in his career journey. That first random acts of kindness effort led others to follow and March 8th this year is #RTOK day. This effort led […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]