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Cleared Salaries, Budget Cuts and Reality

Scene from a recruiting analytics presentation: The defense contracting client had several cleared vacancies but could not fill them. Data analysis showed that the firm’s salary was $30,000 lower than what people who met the requirements were making. The Program Manager rejected any higher compensation and said “cut the years required from 10-12 down […]

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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?

Salary Planning for Transitioning Military

Civilian compensation is very different from military pay and benefits. Thus it is important that you learn what to expect in your chosen field. Many transitioning military assume civilian pay is always higher, but that day is long gone.

What do you want?

Your chosen field plays a big role in your pay. Those fields where […]

By |April 2nd, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Salary Planning for Transitioning Military

Basics of Compensation

Civilian compensation is very different from military pay and benefits. Thus it is important that you learn what to expect in your chosen field. Many transitioning military assume civilian pay is always higher but that day is long gone.
What do you want?
Your chosen field plays a big role in your pay. Those fields where […]

By |March 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Basics of Compensation

Selling Yourself

You read about “Brand You,” “You as a Product” and the use of social media to “Build Your Brand” … but do you really think that way?

One of the harder aspects of a great job search is learning to think about yourself in terms of what an employer wants. That is what it really […]

By |January 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Selling Yourself
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