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Military Transition: It’s Just Your Future

My conversations with military in transition often demonstrate they have jumped into a job search with little planning. Whether you are transitioning after several years’ service or are retiring, you face big changes. These go beyond just job search to selecting among career options for future employment and any education choices, as well as […]

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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 […]

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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

Top Tips for Improving Your Career Prospects

All of us are in charge of our own careers.  If you are lucky, your organization may offer professional development options or assist with tuition.  But building and maintaining a successful career remains one’s own responsibility.  One too often lost in the daily work grind or sacrificed to distractions.   How can you enhance […]

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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 […]

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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

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

Career Analysis – What makes You Unique

Whether you are quite certain of what job and career you want when you leave active duty or have no idea, making the transition successfully takes time and effort.

Attending transition programs on your base is a smart start. But you have a lot of self-analysis to do. You need to understand yourself, your values, […]

By |August 3rd, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Career Analysis – What makes You Unique

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

‘SO YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS OR NON-PROFIT’
I spoke at the Virginia Women Veterans Conference about how to think about becoming and entrepreneur
or solopreneur.  Great audience with lots of interesting ideas for their own future efforts.  Here are some of the
basic issues you should think about as well as some […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on ENTREPRENEURSHIP