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Military Transition: Targeting Employers

Once you know what work you want to do next and have basic career goals defined, you need to find the right employers. The ‘right employers’ are those who not only offer the work you seek but who match your values, goals, and offer what you need to succeed.

Start by creating a detailed picture […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Targeting Employers

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

Four Holiday Job Search Tips

Every year in November, job seekers get discouraged that no-one is hiring and stop their search activities until January. Is this you?

Make the last two months of the year work for you, instead of against you.

Step 1: Review all your marketing materials and update them.

Use a clear head and mind to review your resume, […]

By |November 16th, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Four Holiday Job Search Tips

Too Soon Old – Are You A Job Seeker Over 40?

When I give career development seminars, there are often questions about age discrimination. Yes, discrimination is illegal. And yes, it does still occur.

There recently was a job posting on a professional group’s email list for an entry-level position which also included the word “young.” And the list erupted. More often the ads contain code […]

By |May 8th, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Too Soon Old – Are You A Job Seeker Over 40?

Military Transition: Military Resume Tricks Rant

I recently have begun hearing again that some employment counselors are telling transitioning military folks to omit their military service information and/or titles. Instead they suggest one use words like “major international organization vice-president.”  This was a sad trend after the Vietnam war, driven by popular talk that all vets were psychotic. Do you really need a […]

By |April 22nd, 2011|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Military Resume Tricks Rant

Military transition: Career choices

So there you are, trying to figure out what jobs in the civilian world will be worthwhile.

And here I am, regularly talking success stories and research….

With all the potential careers available, how do you start to choose?

First steps are to think about what your knowledge, experience, interests, and education offer you.

What strengths do you […]

By |December 2nd, 2010|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military transition: Career choices