Military in Transition

3 Interviewing Tips for Transitioning Military

Many military members have difficulty in interviews.  I regularly have heard those who were sure that they were “too intense” for civilians when interviewing as well as those who worried that they did not answer questions effectively.

In mock interviews with transitioning military, many coaches find few who can present their skills and knowledge in […]

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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

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

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 […]

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Helping Others – Pay It Forward

When you have friends, family, or other vets who are looking for a job, offer to help. Think of the things you do well and offer that type of assistance.
Easy Ways to Help
Offer your support in those areas where you are knowledgeable:

Do you write well? Offer to review resumes or cover letters.
Do you know […]

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Finding the Right Help

Most job seekers find the job search process very difficult. Yet, few ask for the help they need to succeed. Worse, both active military and veterans are especially bad at asking for help in job search.

You can get the help you need to succeed by asking for assistance directly (see the Job Search Success […]

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Enhancing Your Options

Once upon a time, we went from factory to factory looking for work.

Today, you have all sorts of ways to look for jobs – on company websites, on job boards, on local websites, via big aggregator sites, at job fairs, networking events, and so on.

And most importantly, through people you know.

Too many choices in […]

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The Value of Your ‘soft skills’

sucWe don’t think of jobs in the military as conferring anything “soft” to members. Yet, when it comes to the highly-valued and highly-sought-after “soft skills” required to keep organizations operating effectively, members of the military have a definite advantage.
How Veterans Can Get and Retain Good Jobs
At a workshop on workforce development, large corporations described […]

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Interview ‘cheat sheet’

As you prepare to find a new opportunity, research target organizations that interest you. Included in this article, below, is an “Interview Cheat Sheet” to help you organize your thoughts and your questions. Obviously, some questions you ask will depend on the level or type of position, but the Cheat Sheet is a starting […]

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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 […]

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