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

8 Things Veterans Need to Know Before Negotiating the Job Offer

By Sarah Landrum Military personnel don’t have to negotiate salary. If they want a better one, they stay in and move up the ranks, and expect to be compensated accordingly. But not everyone stays for their entire career – many Continue reading

Interview Preparation: Research Yourself!

You’ve probably been told how important it is to do company research before a job interview. That’s true; you should go into an interview knowing all about the company culture, how its needs match your skills, and why you want Continue reading

Five Steps to Nailing an Interview after Returning to Civilian Life

By Sarah Landrum The adjustment from military life isn’t always easy. For all the training received, there are some gaps in learning that need to be filled when re-entering the civilian world. Perhaps most important is the need to be Continue reading