resumes

Military Transition: Common Failures… Or My Pet Peeves

I regularly review resumes at events for military in transition and at job fairs. I’m a vet and I like being able to help others in this difficult process or I would not give so much time to it. And yet, at each such event I find myself gritting my teeth and trying not […]

By |June 4th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Common Failures… Or My Pet Peeves

2016 – TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RESUME

A resume is an advertisement designed solely to encourage an employer to contact you.

You know you need to tailor your resume for specific opportunities. Perhaps you already know how much easier this is when you have one complete “master” resume that includes everything important? Then you can easily draw from it as needed.

It is […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 2016 – TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RESUME

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

Military Transition: How ‘Soft Skills’ Help Get the Job

You have seen the articles about the lack of certain skills in employees and companies concerns about not being able to find people with critical skills.  Many of these are so-called ‘soft skills.’  You may not think of it at first but when it comes to many highly-valued and highly-sought-after “soft skills”, most members […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: How ‘Soft Skills’ Help Get the Job

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

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

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

Targets of Opportunity and Your Search

A major portion of your job search should be devoted to identifying potential jobs and employers who match your needs and to building your network to help you succeed. These targets are your most important focus. You need to build intel and define your battle order here.

But every job search also includes “targets of […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Targets of Opportunity and Your Search

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

Leaving Active Duty? Smart Steps While Still Serving

Transitioning military personnel often wait too long to start their career transition process. Some choose to completely avoid planning for job search but expect it will be easy to find a job. Even when you are in the midst of your current assignment, there are steps you can take to ease your transition and […]

By |January 20th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Leaving Active Duty? Smart Steps While Still Serving