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Military Transition Articles

These are links to articles on LinkedIn from my new series on successful transition to the private sector. They are based on many years of working with transitioning military and veterans in job search and career development efforts.

Preparation and Strategy

Figuring out what you really want to do and how well you understand your job […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition Articles

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 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

Top 3 Marketing Tips to Successful Job Search

Job search is not a ‘fun’ project for most of us. Few people really understand that they are selling themselves. You need to look at job search as if it is a marketing plan. Because, yes, it is.

First: What are you selling to what audience?

Focusing on exactly what you want to do next is […]

By |December 29th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Top 3 Marketing Tips to Successful Job Search

Helping Others – Pay It Forward

When you have friends, family, or other vets who are looking for a job, offer to help. Think of the things you do well and offer that type of assistance.
Easy Ways to Help
Offer your support in those areas where you are knowledgeable:

Do you write well? Offer to review resumes or cover letters.
Do you know […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Helping Others – Pay It Forward

Finding the Right Help

Most job seekers find the job search process very difficult. Yet, few ask for the help they need to succeed. Worse, both active military and veterans are especially bad at asking for help in job search.

You can get the help you need to succeed by asking for assistance directly (see the Job Search Success […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Finding the Right Help

Interview ‘cheat sheet’

As you prepare to find a new opportunity, research target organizations that interest you. Included in this article, below, is an “Interview Cheat Sheet” to help you organize your thoughts and your questions. Obviously, some questions you ask will depend on the level or type of position, but the Cheat Sheet is a starting […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Interview ‘cheat sheet’