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Military Transition: Common Failures… Or My Pet Peeves

I regularly review resumes at events for military in transition and at job fairs. I’m a vet and I like being able to help others in this difficult process or I would not give so much time to it. And yet, at each such event I find myself gritting my teeth and trying not […]

By |June 4th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Common Failures… Or My Pet Peeves

Begin Right for Successful Job Search

Often we begin a job search by simply updating our resume and starting to scan job boards. If you have been in a job you love, that may be a decent approach. But if you are looking for anything other than a lateral move, it is not.

The hardest part for many people is to […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Begin Right for Successful Job Search

2016 – TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RESUME

A resume is an advertisement designed solely to encourage an employer to contact you.

You know you need to tailor your resume for specific opportunities. Perhaps you already know how much easier this is when you have one complete “master” resume that includes everything important? Then you can easily draw from it as needed.

It is […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 2016 – TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RESUME

Military Transition: Preparing to Create Your Resume

I read resumes of military in transition all the time. Many are not going to do anything for their writers.  Perhaps you wrote your first resume ever as part of your transition program homework – an important first step in understanding resume basics.  However, in reality, you cannot write a decent resume until you actually know […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Preparing to Create Your Resume

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: 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

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 […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Military in Transition|Comments Off on 3 Interviewing Tips for Transitioning Military

FIVE STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

Research shows that successful people think about their careers and take specific actions routinely. Here is what they do, do you?

Strengths are identified, used, and developed.
Networking is a continuing process.
Job decisions are based on research, thought, and preparation.
Career plans are regularly reviewed and revised.

Five Steps to Successfully Starting Your Search

STEP 1: WHAT IS IMPORTANT […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on FIVE STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

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 […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on IMPROVE YOUR RESUME: TOP 5 TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING MILITARY

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
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