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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

Selling Yourself

You read about “Brand You,” “You as a Product” and the use of social media to “Build Your Brand” … but do you really think that way?

One of the harder aspects of a great job search is learning to think about yourself in terms of what an employer wants. That is what it really […]

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Military transition: Your strengths matter

Whether you are transitioning military to civilian after a short time or a full career, there are resources available to help you make this move. Sure the quality of transition resources varies. But I am still surprised at how many miltary folks don’t really use most of what is available to them.

For most military folks, […]

By |November 22nd, 2010|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military transition: Your strengths matter

Temp’ing at 90 – Retirement, Disability, Resilience and You

Retire? That’s a discussion for others… isn’t it?

For years I talked to companies that did not see any reason to think about the changing nature of retirement. Anyone with relatives over 85 (the fastest growing demographic in the USA) caught on fast, though.

What happens when our life-spans are commonly passing 80 years but our work-lives are barely half […]

By |February 10th, 2010|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Temp’ing at 90 – Retirement, Disability, Resilience and You