Military in Transition

Turn Military Experience Into Resume Achievements

In this video Patra talks more about the need for having achievements on your resume, and not just responsibilities, whether you’re transitioning military or not.

Think of it from the recruiter’s perspective — they want to know what you did with your responsibilities that resulted in achievements and results. That’s what will make your resume […]

By |August 9th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Turn Military Experience Into Resume Achievements

Planning Your Military Transition

In this video ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Specialist Patra Frame talks about the importance of military personnel using the transition services that are available to them when planning their transition to the civilian work world.

Many others have traveled this road before so learn from their mistakes, don’t repeat them. It’s helpful to talk to folks who […]

By |July 14th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Planning Your Military Transition

Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements

A resume is an advertisement for what you offer an employer. Far too many people don’t understand this. How do you show what you offer an employer when your experience and success has come in the military environment?

Focus on your achievements!

The smartest thing you can do on your resume is to demonstrate your past […]

By |July 2nd, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements
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    How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Each day this month we highlight articles to aid transitioning military in their job search and stories to honor our nation’s veterans.

Every group has its own lingo. Remember when you joined the service and hardly understood what everyone was talking about? Now you need to ‘learn the lingo’ for […]

By |May 4th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

Marketing Yourself

Thinking of leaving the military? Already a “short-timer”? 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.
Network consistently.

1. Build on […]

By |May 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Marketing Yourself

Salary Planning for Transitioning Military

Civilian compensation is very different from military pay and benefits. Thus it is important that you learn what to expect in your chosen field. Many transitioning military assume civilian pay is always higher, but that day is long gone.

What do you want?

Your chosen field plays a big role in your pay. Those fields where […]

By |April 2nd, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Salary Planning for Transitioning Military

Basics of Compensation

Civilian compensation is very different from military pay and benefits. Thus it is important that you learn what to expect in your chosen field. Many transitioning military assume civilian pay is always higher but that day is long gone.
What do you want?
Your chosen field plays a big role in your pay. Those fields where […]

By |March 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Basics of Compensation

Big Changes: Government or Military Transitioning to Civilian Work

If you have spent a long career in the military or government, the change to the civilian world is often even larger than you expect. Week after week I see people who were accomplished pilots, program managers, XO’s, SMEs, — and who are truly floundering.

Many have unrealistic expectations. For example, senior federal retirees often […]

By |February 17th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Big Changes: Government or Military Transitioning to Civilian Work

Avoiding Self Sabotage

Every day I see bright, competent, experienced professionals who sabotage their job search.

Often the mistakes they make are with simple aspects of their job hunt.

Whether transitioning from the military or a veteran looking for a new job, you can maximize your success by avoiding these common errors.

Fortunately, much of your military training and experience […]

By |February 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Avoiding Self Sabotage

3 Success Tactics for Veterans’ Job Search

If you want a job, vets are highly successful in corporate America. For many the transition is not so easy, but success comes rapidly once they find the right opportunity.

Success Tactic 1. Join a job club

Job clubs offer you an opportunity to talk with, learn from, help, and find support with other job seekers. […]

By |January 11th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on 3 Success Tactics for Veterans’ Job Search