Building Your Personal Brand for Your Military Transition

By Sarah Landrum When you’re looking for a job, you have to stand out. Whether you’ve been in the civilian workforce for a while or are just starting to look for a civilian job after serving, it’s important to demonstrate Continue reading

How to Research a Potential Employer

By Carol Williams The current challenging economy and overcrowded job market that characterizes civilian employment renders job hunting quite difficult for veterans. Once you get past the initial screening and an employer invites you to a job interview, you can Continue reading

Restart Your Job Search in the New Year

There’s no time like the present to reinvigorate your job search with some fresh ideas and enthusiasm. With the New Year comes a new outlook and endless possibilities. Relook your resume. It is an ever-evolving document that demonstrates your experience, Continue reading

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

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

Conquering the Federal Employment Battle

By Bruce Benedict Finding federal employment often feels overwhelming and confusing. However, in just a few easy steps (called Phases/Objectives in Battlefield Resume Methodology), you can be on your way to a federal job. In order to decipher the federal 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