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Path to a Successful Military Transition

Thinking of leaving the military? Already a “short-timer”? Vet still 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.
On-going […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Path to a Successful Military Transition

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?

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: Speaking Civilian Again

Every group has its own ‘language’. Remember when you joined the service and hardly understood what anyone was saying? Now you need to ‘learn the lingo’ used for your target jobs.

An easy first step is to pick out a couple of the words which describe what you want to do next. Examples: data modeler […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Speaking Civilian Again

Military Transition: Plan for Success

A very common failure in military transition to a successful civilian career is a lack of focus. This applies even if you think you might want to keep doing what you have done in the military. A failure to look at your own successes and do some self-analysis so you understand your short and […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Military in Transition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Military Transition: Plan for Success

Military Transition: Research Cheat Sheet

As you develop your job search plan a ‘cheat sheet’ helps to uncover some common issues which you need to understand. Answers to these questions will help you select employers who meet your goals.  Later, as you interview, review the research you did on the questions to prepare for the interview. Then select questions […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Research Cheat Sheet

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

Top Tips for Improving Your Career Prospects

All of us are in charge of our own careers.  If you are lucky, your organization may offer professional development options or assist with tuition.  But building and maintaining a successful career remains one’s own responsibility.  One too often lost in the daily work grind or sacrificed to distractions.   How can you enhance […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Top Tips for Improving Your Career Prospects

Military Transition: Start Smart for Success

The Good news:  You have skills and knowledge that can lead to a good job.  Companies are hiring vets and the federal government has hired more in the past few years than ever before.

However, you may want to jump into an active job search and find a job fast. Or perhaps you think that […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Start Smart for Success

Military Transition: Understanding Private Sector Pay

Civilian compensation is very different from military pay and benefits. Thus it is important that you learn what to expect in your chosen career field.

What do you want?
Your chosen career plays a big role in your pay. Those fields where there is high demand but limited supply generally pay well – current example is […]

By |February 20th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Understanding Private Sector Pay