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Success Steps for Military Transition

I have worked with a lot of transitioning military over the years who had many of the same issues and concerns. As a result I have written two ebooks on some of the most critical aspects of this transition.

BOTH ARE FREE JUNE 14TH TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY.

The biggest concern for many military members is […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Success Steps for Military Transition

Military Transition: Tips from Great Recruiters

This information, direct from corporate recruiters, should help you understand the civilian job search process better. Use it to make your transition job search faster and smarter.

Most corporate recruiters are handling between 25-100 open positions for multiple hiring managers at any one time. Even the great ones are not experts in all the jobs […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Tips from Great Recruiters

Military Transition: Undermining Yourself

“But Patra,” I hear you saying “no-one sabotages themself!” Ohh ~ but yes, people do quite regularly undermine their own job search, often without thinking about it.  Far too many military are doing so. Before you say ‘not me’, look at these common ways to lose your chance for the job you want — […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Undermining Yourself

Military Transition: Job Fairs

You have figured out what work you are seeking following your service. You have a resume you hope is about right. Is it worth your time to attend any job fairs? Or should you focus solely on other job search methods?

Job fairs can play an important part in your job search. They offer you […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Job Fairs

Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Are you feeling stuck at work? Is your job search taking far longer than you expected? Have you missed promotions or pay increases?

For at least two decades I have regularly talked with people who were unemployed for months longer than they expected and with those who wanted a new job, but were not taking […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Changing Nature of Work, Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Military Transition: Speaking Civilian Again

Every group has its own ‘language’. Remember when you joined the service and hardly understood what anyone was saying? Now you need to ‘learn the lingo’ used for your target jobs.

An easy first step is to pick out a couple of the words which describe what you want to do next. Examples: data modeler […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Speaking Civilian Again

Military Transition: Research Cheat Sheet

As you develop your job search plan a ‘cheat sheet’ helps to uncover some common issues which you need to understand. Answers to these questions will help you select employers who meet your goals.  Later, as you interview, review the research you did on the questions to prepare for the interview. Then select questions […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Research Cheat Sheet

Military Transition: Smart Resume Tips

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 specific type of work you want to do and the organizations you want to work with. This takes […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Smart Resume Tips

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.

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Career strategies for #transitioningmilitary
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By |November 12th, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Veterans Day – Job Search Tips for Military