Military in Transition

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

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 […]

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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

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

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

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