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Top Tips for Improving Your Career Prospects

All of us are in charge of our own careers.  If you are lucky, your organization may offer professional development options or assist with tuition.  But building and maintaining a successful career remains one’s own responsibility.  One too often lost in the daily work grind or sacrificed to distractions.   How can you enhance […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Top Tips for Improving Your Career Prospects

Military Transition: Start Smart for Success

The Good news:  You have skills and knowledge that can lead to a good job.  Companies are hiring vets and the federal government has hired more in the past few years than ever before.

However, you may want to jump into an active job search and find a job fast. Or perhaps you think that […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Start Smart for Success

Military Transition: Understanding Private Sector Pay

Civilian compensation is very different from military pay and benefits. Thus it is important that you learn what to expect in your chosen career field.

What do you want?
Your chosen career plays a big role in your pay. Those fields where there is high demand but limited supply generally pay well – current example is […]

By |February 20th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Understanding Private Sector Pay

Military Transition: 3 Networking Tips

It’s not rocket science or millions of people wouldn’t be doing it so successfully. And you know how to do it, too, if you take the time.

Tip 1. Define your Plan
Start with a plan. What do you need to do now and what will you do once you are in your desired civilian location? […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: 3 Networking Tips

Insider Secrets to Ace Your Next Job Fair

Do you feel as if a job fair never results in a job for you?
Do you wonder whether to even attend a job fair?

Yes, recruiters really do spend the time and money to come to job fairs because they are looking for great matches to their needs.  Niche job fairs which specialize in your […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Insider Secrets to Ace Your Next Job Fair

Three Tips for Effective References

“We had two top candidates for a senior job. One whose references were glowing and one whose took forever to respond and then barely remembered the person.”    HR Executive.

“I can always find ways to get references to tell me a lot about the person I am checking on.”   top Corporate Recruiter

“If all his […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Three Tips for Effective References

Career Growth: What Are You Reading?

Whether you are in job search mode or thinking about your career goals, you need information, inspiration, and ideas. Reading offers all of these. Yet many people have no regular plan to read in ways that support their professional development.

How can you enhance your career growth and development? Some simple ways include reading

professional and […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Career Growth: What Are You Reading?

Veterans Day – Job Search Tips for Military

From our Veterans Day Twitter-fest.

Special for #VeteransDay #Hiring #transitioningmilitary tips for ur #biz
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Career strategies for #transitioningmilitary
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Tips for smarter #jobsearch #VeteransDay #WomensMemorial

Using #SocialMedia and recruiters #transitioningMilitary Thx @MarkADyson @careersultan #VeteransDay
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#Veterans #transtioningMilitary #Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips for Veterans from ClearedJobs.Net on Vimeo.

By |November 12th, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Veterans Day – Job Search Tips for Military

Two Career Planning Tips for Success

Many of us do little or no career planning until we are faced with the need to look for a new job. But those folks who seem to glide through work garnering promotions and pay raises are usually those who have learned to invest time and energy in themselves. They see the value of […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Two Career Planning Tips for Success

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