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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
http://thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com/2015/10/23/training-veterans-to-succeed-in-civilian-jobs/

Tips for #transitioningmilitary #jobsearch for #VeteransDay

#AlexandriaVA #smallbiz #NPO #association learn how#veterans can help u
http://alexandriasbdc.org/veterans-day-and-your-business/

Career strategies for #transitioningmilitary
http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/63/

Tips for smarter #jobsearch #VeteransDay #WomensMemorial

Using #SocialMedia and recruiters #transitioningMilitary Thx @MarkADyson @careersultan #VeteransDay
http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/106-veterans-day/

#Veterans #transtioningMilitary #Interviewing Tips

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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

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