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Military Transition: 3 Networking Tips

It’s not rocket science or millions of people wouldn’t be doing it so successfully. And you know how to do it, too, if you take the time.

Tip 1. Define your Plan
Start with a plan. What do you need to do now and what will you do once you are in your desired civilian location? […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: 3 Networking Tips

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

Career Growth: What Are You Reading?

Whether you are in job search mode or thinking about your career goals, you need information, inspiration, and ideas. Reading offers all of these. Yet many people have no regular plan to read in ways that support their professional development.

How can you enhance your career growth and development? Some simple ways include reading

professional and […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Career Growth: What Are You Reading?

Veterans Day – Job Search Tips for Military

From our Veterans Day Twitter-fest.

Special for #VeteransDay #Hiring #transitioningmilitary tips for ur #biz
http://thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com/2015/10/23/training-veterans-to-succeed-in-civilian-jobs/

Tips for #transitioningmilitary #jobsearch for #VeteransDay

#AlexandriaVA #smallbiz #NPO #association learn how#veterans can help u
http://alexandriasbdc.org/veterans-day-and-your-business/

Career strategies for #transitioningmilitary
http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/63/

Tips for smarter #jobsearch #VeteransDay #WomensMemorial

Using #SocialMedia and recruiters #transitioningMilitary Thx @MarkADyson @careersultan #VeteransDay
http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/106-veterans-day/

#Veterans #transtioningMilitary #Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips for Veterans from ClearedJobs.Net on Vimeo.

By |November 12th, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Veterans Day – Job Search Tips for Military

Two Career Planning Tips for Success

Many of us do little or no career planning until we are faced with the need to look for a new job. But those folks who seem to glide through work garnering promotions and pay raises are usually those who have learned to invest time and energy in themselves. They see the value of […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Two Career Planning Tips for Success

Military Transition Articles

These are links to articles on LinkedIn from my new series on successful transition to the private sector. They are based on many years of working with transitioning military and veterans in job search and career development efforts.

Preparation and Strategy

Figuring out what you really want to do and how well you understand your job […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition Articles

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

Interviewing to Succeed

These tips are from a recent seminar I led for DCWebWomen but are useful to anyone in job search.

Remember, each interview is a two-way street!
Balance your desire to sell yourself for the job with your need to learn enough to know if it is the right job.

Interview Preparation

1. Review all the materials you […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Interviewing to Succeed

Four Steps for Using Your Past to Create Your Future

I often speak on using your past to create your future. Many people assume that only works if what you want to do next is a linear path from the work you have done already. But that is not the only way to use your past. If you think you might want to change […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Four Steps for Using Your Past to Create Your Future