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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

Interviewing to Succeed

These tips are from a recent seminar I led for DCWebWomen but are useful to anyone in job search.

Remember, each interview is a two-way street!
Balance your desire to sell yourself for the job with your need to learn enough to know if it is the right job.

Interview Preparation

1. Review all the materials you […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Interviewing to Succeed

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

Tips for Employment Gaps on Your Resume

Once upon a time, the main employment gaps were among mothers returning to the work force when their children started school.  But now, such gaps are fairly common. More men are taking on family care, middle career people and retiring military are taking sabbaticals, it’s not as easy to roll from one  government contract […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Tips for Employment Gaps on Your Resume

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

Tips from a Hiring Manager

A Guest Post by Chris Raymond.

My recent experience serving on a search committee for a design position left me wondering whether to laugh or cry. It also reminded me of what John F. Kennedy said so long ago, with modification: Ask not what your employer can do for you, ask what you can do […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Tips from a Hiring Manager

3 Tips for Networking Success

You can hardly say job search without ‘networking’ popping up.

Why? Studies show consistent networkers are more successful in business and in life. Yet many of us fear it or misunderstand the process. These are human connections. You are helping each other to grow and move forward.
Tip 1. Learn how to network
Think about what you […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 3 Tips for Networking Success

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

ONE SIMPLE AND CRITICAL CAREER ASSET

You heard an interesting speaker who provided her contact info. Someone you know referred you to a new contact. You connected to someone on LinkedIn. But you never followed through on the potential next steps.

You got assigned a project and completed it just fine but you never talked with your boss about what went […]

By |September 14th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on ONE SIMPLE AND CRITICAL CAREER ASSET