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Changing Careers

Most people make several significant career transitions over their work life. If you are thinking of changing focus within a field, of changing career fields, or are leaving the military or federal government, recognize this transition will take lots of preparation and time. Research shows that most successful transitions involve many small changes and […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Changing Careers

Military Transition: Interviewing Tips

Many transitioning military members worry about interviews. I have talked with those who had no idea what to answer about their experiences, those who felt common questions were somehow anti-veteran, others who were sure that they were “too intense” for civilians, and many worried about what an effective answer was. In mock interviews, many […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Interviewing Tips

Free Transition Guides

Many transitioning military I talk with are concerned about their next steps – too many choices or too few. They find the job search process daunting (as do most people.) There are good reasons for those feelings. You are leaving a system you understand for one that is far more chaotic. Even the transition […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Free Transition Guides

Creating A Better Resume

Like many HR people, I am often asked for resume writer recommendations. Some jobseekers want information on resume services or  coaches and are hoping for a ‘magic pill’ that results in an immediate job offer.

Yet even those who understand what information is needed to create a useful resume are surprised by the questions a […]

By |October 29th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Creating A Better Resume

Where to Work: Critical for Success

Looking at job ads? Search agents out on your favorite sites? Think that is really an effective job search?

Well, actually, no.

Many job seekers complain about never hearing back from all the resumes they have submitted to job ads.  Blasting out your resume to every possible job ad is so easy these days. It is so easy […]

By |October 29th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Where to Work: Critical for Success

Success Steps for Military Transition

I have worked with a lot of transitioning military over the years who had many of the same issues and concerns. As a result I have written two ebooks on some of the most critical aspects of this transition.

BOTH ARE FREE JUNE 14TH TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY.

The biggest concern for many military members is […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Success Steps for Military Transition

Military Transition: Tips from Great Recruiters

This information, direct from corporate recruiters, should help you understand the civilian job search process better. Use it to make your transition job search faster and smarter.

Most corporate recruiters are handling between 25-100 open positions for multiple hiring managers at any one time. Even the great ones are not experts in all the jobs […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Tips from Great Recruiters

Military Transition: Common Failures… Or My Pet Peeves

I regularly review resumes at events for military in transition and at job fairs. I’m a vet and I like being able to help others in this difficult process or I would not give so much time to it. And yet, at each such event I find myself gritting my teeth and trying not […]

By |June 4th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Common Failures… Or My Pet Peeves

Military Transition: It’s Just Your Future

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 […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: It’s Just Your Future

Military Transition: Targeting Employers

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 […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Targeting Employers