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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

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?

Insider Secrets to Ace Your Next Job Fair

Do you feel as if a job fair never results in a job for you?
Do you wonder whether to even attend a job fair?

Yes, recruiters really do spend the time and money to come to job fairs because they are looking for great matches to their needs.  Niche job fairs which specialize in your […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Insider Secrets to Ace Your Next Job Fair

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 […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Three Tips for Effective References

Learn to Network Effectively

You probably have heard that you have to network as a part of returning to the civilian work world.  And many military members are very successful at doing so within the military – yet cannot see quite how to do it for transition.

You can’t get through TAP or open a business publication without seeing […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Learn to Network Effectively

From Combat Arms to Civilian Careers

So often I talk with transitioning military who are infantry or Marines or otherwise in some position for which they can imagine no civilian jobs.

Or they see only physical security and law enforcement options. But there are many other opportunities!
Expanding Your Career Options
Take a look at what you did besides your primary role.

What talents […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on From Combat Arms to Civilian Careers

Job Search Success Tactics

Vets are highly successful in corporate America. For many the transition is not so easy, but success comes rapidly once you find the right opportunity.
Success Tactic 1. Build an advisory board.
Think about the people you know and what they can add to your search. Pick out several who can help you long-term as candidates […]

By |August 3rd, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Job Search Success Tactics

3 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 references […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 3 Tips for Effective References

3 Networking Success Tips

You can hardly open your browser or a business publication without seeing something about networking. Why? Studies show regular networkers are more successful in business and in life. True for introverts and extroverts incidentally.

Tip 1. Learn how to network

Don’t bother with random events or big ‘networking’ ones. Think about what you want to get […]

By |January 6th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 3 Networking Success Tips