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Free Transition Guides

Many transitioning military I talk with are concerned about their next steps – too many choices or too few. They find the job search process daunting (as do most people.) There are good reasons for those feelings. You are leaving a system you understand for one that is far more chaotic. Even the transition […]

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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 […]

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Random Acts of Kindness

An interesting thing happened to Lars Schmidt as he transitioned from a great corporate job to entrepreneur: he decided to thank people publicly via Twitter for their help in his career journey. That first random acts of kindness effort led others to follow and March 8th this year is #RTOK day.  This effort led […]

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Military Transition: 3 Networking Tips

It’s not rocket science or millions of people wouldn’t be doing it so successfully. And you know how to do it, too, if you take the time.

Tip 1. Define your Plan
Start with a plan. What do you need to do now and what will you do once you are in your desired civilian location? […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: 3 Networking Tips

Three Tips for Effective References

“We had two top candidates for a senior job. One whose references were glowing and one whose took forever to respond and then barely remembered the person.”    HR Executive.

“I can always find ways to get references to tell me a lot about the person I am checking on.”   top Corporate Recruiter

“If all his […]

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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 […]

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Military Transition: Social Media Tips

There is excellent advice on LinkedIn’s own blog and many other sources on developing your online presence, branding, and use of social media in job search. Do you know that over 90% of recruiters and hiring managers look for candidates via social media? And that most people look for your LinkedIn profile before contacting […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Social Media Tips

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

3 Tips for Networking Success

You can hardly say job search without ‘networking’ popping up.

Why? Studies show consistent networkers are more successful in business and in life. Yet many of us fear it or misunderstand the process. These are human connections. You are helping each other to grow and move forward.
Tip 1. Learn how to network
Think about what you […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 3 Tips for Networking Success

FROM THE FRONT – INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Today we bring you a Guest Post by transitioning military member Charles Hulme. He originally wrote this for the Veterans Mentor Network group on LinkedIn and has added some info here. I asked him to post it here because both his process and his questions are smart. I hope you find his first person […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on FROM THE FRONT – INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS