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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

4 Marketing Tips for Job Seekers

If you are searching for a new role – or thinking that you may need to soon, now’s the time to put together a personal marketing plan. Effective job search demands active outreach to those who may help you find the right opportunity as well as to target employers.

Learning to think of yourself as […]

By |October 29th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 4 Marketing Tips for Job Seekers

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

Nobody Loves Me, Job Search Gone Bad

I was talking with a job seeking friend recently. He was angry and discouraged. “I have applied to a lot of jobs, gone to a lot of job fairs, and no-one responds,” he said. “I’ve got the top clearances in hot demand areas. WTH?”

So I asked a few questions – ones you should ask […]

By |September 24th, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Nobody Loves Me, Job Search Gone Bad

How to Sharpen Your Job Search

Been hunting for a new job for awhile? Or thinking of starting a job search? Summer is a great time to ‘sharpen your saw’ to quote an old proverb.

Too many people just update an old resume, tell all their friends that they need a new job, and look at ads online. Not the best methods! […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on How to Sharpen Your Job Search
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    How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Each day this month we highlight articles to aid transitioning military in their job search and stories to honor our nation’s veterans.

Every group has its own lingo. Remember when you joined the service and hardly understood what everyone was talking about? Now you need to ‘learn the lingo’ for […]

By |May 4th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

Marketing Yourself

Thinking of leaving the military? Already a “short-timer”? 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.
Network consistently.

1. Build on […]

By |May 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Marketing Yourself

Avoiding Self Sabotage

Every day I see bright, competent, experienced professionals who sabotage their job search.

Often the mistakes they make are with simple aspects of their job hunt.

Whether transitioning from the military or a veteran looking for a new job, you can maximize your success by avoiding these common errors.

Fortunately, much of your military training and experience […]

By |February 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Avoiding Self Sabotage