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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 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

FIVE STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

Research shows that successful people think about their careers and take specific actions routinely. Here is what they do, do you?

Strengths are identified, used, and developed.
Networking is a continuing process.
Job decisions are based on research, thought, and preparation.
Career plans are regularly reviewed and revised.

Five Steps to Successfully Starting Your Search

STEP 1: WHAT IS IMPORTANT […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on FIVE STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

Career Goals

Many of our columns talk specifically about job search actions. This one focuses on the larger issues of your career.

Where are you going?

Wherever you are currently: have you thought about your career goals in any detail recently? Most people change their career goals and interests regularly over time. And too often military in transition […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Career Goals

Defense and Intel Contracting Are Evolving, Are You

Government contracting work has changed. The huge boom in employment over the past decade in intel, in supporting two wars, and in increased outsourcing has turned. The past two years have seen big cutbacks across the landscape. With the focus on cutting the budget that will continue.

Many people are looking and waiting and discouraged. […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Defense and Intel Contracting Are Evolving, Are You

We Wanted to Help Your Job Search but You Blew It

Recently I was at a meeting with military folks transitioning to the civilian work world. Several asked for my card. Not one has contacted me in the weeks since.

An old friend has been looking for work for a year. Many people who know him ask me about his progress. And then say ‘he never followed-up’ about […]

By |May 29th, 2013|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on We Wanted to Help Your Job Search but You Blew It

Job Search Lessons from May’s Military Holidays

May is the month we recognize and remember several aspects of our military:

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a recent recognition of their support.
Armed Forces Day recognizes those currently in service.
Memorial Day recognizes those who died in war.

Memorial Day began as women, individually and in clubs, decorated the graves of Civil War soldiers with flowers. It became formalized, […]

By |May 10th, 2013|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Job Search Lessons from May’s Military Holidays

How to Sharpen Your Job Search

Been hunting for a new job for awhile? Or thinking of starting a job search? Summer is a great time to ‘sharpen your saw’ to quote an old proverb.

Too many people just update an old resume, tell all their friends that they need a new job, and look at ads online. Not the best methods! […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on How to Sharpen Your Job Search

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