Military in Transition

Military Transition Articles

These are links to articles on LinkedIn from my new series on successful transition to the private sector. They are based on many years of working with transitioning military and veterans in job search and career development efforts.

Preparation and Strategy

Figuring out what you really want to do and how well you understand your job […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition Articles

Military Transition: Social Media Tips

There is excellent advice on LinkedIn’s own blog and many other sources on developing your online presence, branding, and use of social media in job search. Do you know that over 90% of recruiters and hiring managers look for candidates via social media? And that most people look for your LinkedIn profile before contacting […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Social Media Tips

Four Steps for Using Your Past to Create Your Future

I often speak on using your past to create your future. Many people assume that only works if what you want to do next is a linear path from the work you have done already. But that is not the only way to use your past. If you think you might want to change […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Four Steps for Using Your Past to Create Your Future

3 Interviewing Tips for Transitioning Military

Many military members have difficulty in interviews.  I regularly have heard those who were sure that they were “too intense” for civilians when interviewing as well as those who worried that they did not answer questions effectively.

In mock interviews with transitioning military, many coaches find few who can present their skills and knowledge in […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on 3 Interviewing Tips for Transitioning Military

Top 3 Marketing Tips to Successful Job Search

Job search is not a ‘fun’ project for most of us. Few people really understand that they are selling themselves. You need to look at job search as if it is a marketing plan. Because, yes, it is.

First: What are you selling to what audience?

Focusing on exactly what you want to do next is […]

By |December 29th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Top 3 Marketing Tips to Successful Job Search

FROM THE FRONT – INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Today we bring you a Guest Post by transitioning military member Charles Hulme. He originally wrote this for the Veterans Mentor Network group on LinkedIn and has added some info here. I asked him to post it here because both his process and his questions are smart. I hope you find his first person […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on FROM THE FRONT – INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

IMPROVE YOUR RESUME: TOP 5 TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING MILITARY

A resume is an advertisement for you – designed solely to show what you can do immediately for an employer, so that they will contact you.

1. Focus, Focus, Focus!
Before you create your resumes, focus on the type of work you want to do and the organizations you want to work with. Be very specific […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on IMPROVE YOUR RESUME: TOP 5 TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING MILITARY

Helping Others – Pay It Forward

When you have friends, family, or other vets who are looking for a job, offer to help. Think of the things you do well and offer that type of assistance.
Easy Ways to Help
Offer your support in those areas where you are knowledgeable:

Do you write well? Offer to review resumes or cover letters.
Do you know […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Helping Others – Pay It Forward

Finding the Right Help

Most job seekers find the job search process very difficult. Yet, few ask for the help they need to succeed. Worse, both active military and veterans are especially bad at asking for help in job search.

You can get the help you need to succeed by asking for assistance directly (see the Job Search Success […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Finding the Right Help

Enhancing Your Options

Once upon a time, we went from factory to factory looking for work.

Today, you have all sorts of ways to look for jobs – on company websites, on job boards, on local websites, via big aggregator sites, at job fairs, networking events, and so on.

And most importantly, through people you know.

Too many choices in […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Enhancing Your Options