A Good Mentor: Don’t Leave the Military without It

Having an industry mentor can help you reach your goals and advance your career. A good mentor can be especially helpful when transitioning from the military to civilian workplace. A mentor can help not only with your transition, but in Continue reading

Mentors, Here Are 5 Things You Must Do to Help Your Mentee Grow Their Career after the Military

By Sarah Landrum Making the transition from military to civilian life is far from easy, and it’s not something that most veterans are prepared for. After all the work and challenges they’ve faced, it may seem easy to assume that Continue reading

Easiest Elevator Speech Ever for Transitioning Military

By Jacey Eckhart “I know I am supposed to give you an elevator speech,” said Tom, a transitioning naval officer.  “But really, I don’t know what that is.” Neither does anyone else. The elevator speech — in which you are Continue reading

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

By Tess Pajaron You’ve created a resume that’s working for you, you’ve finished your interviews, and now you’re being offered the job. The decision is now being placed in your hands, and it’s up to you whether or not this Continue reading

Civilian Employment-Seeking Tips for Veterans with PTSD

By Sarah Landrum One of the biggest challenges facing military veterans in today’s current economic climate is adjusting to life after active duty, but this isn’t a simple matter of reintegrating into society. Civilian life poses many significant barriers to Continue reading

Website Offers Resume Tools & Expert Advice

The Learn How to Become website helps job seekers to search career paths, research education options, job details & salaries, and find job search assistance. This site focuses on students and aspiring professionals, but much of the advice is applicable Continue reading

Prepping Your Resume for Electronic Sharing – Keep it Simple!

Although it’s important to have a traditional version of your resume to share with recruiters, these days your resume is often first reviewed by an automated applicant tracking system (ATS). This parses the text of your resume and stores the Continue reading

Resume Tips for Vets

By Sarah Landrum The most recent jobs report shows a mixed economic picture: Stagnant wages are a troubling hurdle, but employees are returning to work. The numbers for veterans are painted in similar shades of grey: They boast a higher Continue reading

My Lessons Learned: How Do I Really Prepare to Make this Transition Seamless?

By Faaruwq Muhammad, PMP I hope this discussion provokes thought on a topic that many transitioning veterans think about with a sense of anxiety and fear. I am an advocate for the ACAP/TAP program, because there has been significant effort Continue reading

How to Get the Inside Scoop about a Company: Informational Interviews

One of the best ways to research companies for your job search is to conduct informational interviews — networking with individuals to get information about their job and the company they work for. This can give you the inside scoop Continue reading