Informational Interviewing

“All too often overlooked after the network contact is made.” By Jim Dittbrenner In job search mode, the encouragement … pressure? … to network is always there.  A major piece of networking truly is to secure informational interviews with individuals Continue reading

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Navigating the Federal Job Search Process

Working in the public sector can be a good choice if you are a transitioning military member, as you have first-hand experience with the culture and how the federal government operates. Being familiar with the culture could make your transition Continue reading

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Going Back to Civilian Life, circa 1945

The military transition process has come a long a way since the Greatest Generation was returning home from WWII. Military members coming back from service in 1945 received a 90-page little (5”x4”) booklet called “Going Back to Civilian Life” published Continue reading

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Resources for Veterans & Transitioning Military

By Sarah Daren After years of commendable service, many veterans choose to make the transition back to civilian life. During their enlistment, they’ve learned invaluable skills that are highly sought after by employers. For these individuals, the experience is a Continue reading

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Why Should I Hire You?

By Jim Dittbrenner I sat in MOAA’s Business and Networking Group (BANG) meeting last week.  Their program, “Present Yourself with Courage and Confidence” was an excellent reminder of the simple yet often overlooked elements of getting the offers you want Continue reading

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The Three Ps to Job Interviewing Success

By Dr. Jerusalem Howard There are very few adult conversations more important than a job interview.  One’s career and employee trajectory can be changed based on the interactions during an interview.  Being a Human Resources recruiter for over 15 years, Continue reading

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Free Workshops! Using Social Media in Your Job Search

This workshop is designed for transitioning service members and their spouses. You will learn how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other tools to increase the effectiveness of your job search by: Building a professional online presence Growing your network Continue reading

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