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Begin Right for Successful Job Search

Often we begin a job search by simply updating our resume and starting to scan job boards. If you have been in a job you love, that may be a decent approach. But if you are looking for anything other than a lateral move, it is not.

The hardest part for many people is to […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Begin Right for Successful Job Search

Military Transition: Preparing to Create Your Resume

I read resumes of military in transition all the time. Many are not going to do anything for their writers.  Perhaps you wrote your first resume ever as part of your transition program homework – an important first step in understanding resume basics.  However, in reality, you cannot write a decent resume until you actually know […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Preparing to Create Your Resume

Path to a Successful Military Transition

Thinking of leaving the military? Already a “short-timer”? Vet still 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.
On-going […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Path to a Successful Military Transition

Military Transition: Plan for Success

A very common failure in military transition to a successful civilian career is a lack of focus. This applies even if you think you might want to keep doing what you have done in the military. A failure to look at your own successes and do some self-analysis so you understand your short and […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Military in Transition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Military Transition: Plan for Success

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 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

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

IMPROVE YOUR RESUME: TOP 5 TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING MILITARY

A resume is an advertisement for you – designed solely to show what you can do immediately for an employer, so that they will contact you.

1. Focus, Focus, Focus!
Before you create your resumes, focus on the type of work you want to do and the organizations you want to work with. Be very specific […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on IMPROVE YOUR RESUME: TOP 5 TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING MILITARY

From Combat Arms to Civilian Careers

So often I talk with transitioning military who are infantry or Marines or otherwise in some position for which they can imagine no civilian jobs.

Or they see only physical security and law enforcement options. But there are many other opportunities!
Expanding Your Career Options
Take a look at what you did besides your primary role.

What talents […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on From Combat Arms to Civilian Careers

Does Your Resume #Fail

The crowd was great at the most recent Cleared Job Fair Resume Reviews. Patient, positive, networking while waiting. And most even followed the written instructions. So I saw a lot of resumes full of editing done while waiting. All good.

But the most common problems remain just that.

#1: A resume full of job descriptions but […]

By |February 12th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Does Your Resume #Fail