networking

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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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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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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Job Search Success Tactics

Vets are highly successful in corporate America. For many the transition is not so easy, but success comes rapidly once you find the right opportunity.
Success Tactic 1. Build an advisory board.
Think about the people you know and what they can add to your search. Pick out several who can help you long-term as candidates […]

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3 Networking Success Tips

You can hardly open your browser or a business publication without seeing something about networking. Why? Studies show regular networkers are more successful in business and in life. True for introverts and extroverts incidentally.

Tip 1. Learn how to network

Don’t bother with random events or big ‘networking’ ones. Think about what you want to get […]

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Smart and Senior – Job Search Tips

Every job fair in the past 18 months which I have attended or heard of has had more senior-level people attending. So your ‘competition’ is increasing. What should you do?

Tip 1.  It’s who knows you, not just who you know.

You need to involve your current network effectively, of course. But now is also the time to […]

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Four Holiday Job Search Tips

Every year in November, job seekers get discouraged that no-one is hiring and stop their search activities until January. Is this you?

Make the last two months of the year work for you, instead of against you.

Step 1: Review all your marketing materials and update them.

Use a clear head and mind to review your resume, […]

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Nobody Loves Me, Job Search Gone Bad

I was talking with a job seeking friend recently. He was angry and discouraged. “I have applied to a lot of jobs, gone to a lot of job fairs, and no-one responds,” he said. “I’ve got the top clearances in hot demand areas. WTH?”

So I asked a few questions – ones you should ask […]

By |September 24th, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Nobody Loves Me, Job Search Gone Bad

Marketing Yourself

Thinking of leaving the military? Already a “short-timer”? 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.
Network consistently.

1. Build on […]

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Big Changes: Government or Military Transitioning to Civilian Work

If you have spent a long career in the military or government, the change to the civilian world is often even larger than you expect. Week after week I see people who were accomplished pilots, program managers, XO’s, SMEs, — and who are truly floundering.

Many have unrealistic expectations. For example, senior federal retirees often […]

By |February 17th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Big Changes: Government or Military Transitioning to Civilian Work
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