Self-Employment Guide for Veterans and Middle-Aged Dropouts

By Alexander Muller When you are a part of any corporation, it is not easy to re-incorporate yourself into the non-corporative world once you decide to leave that very entity. The process becomes even more difficult if the corporation you Continue reading

Job Search Letters – Make them Count!

Letters play a key role in a job search, allowing you to show your enthusiasm and passion, which a resume often cannot convey. Cover letters, approach letters, and thank you letters can be used to show an employer what you Continue reading

Veteran to Executive: Resume Tips

By Sarah Landrum Resumes won’t get you a job. However, they will get you an interview, where you can showcase your talents. In order to get that far, you’ll need an excellent resume. You might be competing against people who Continue reading

Social Media Quick Tips

There are so many ways that social media can improve your transition and job search, we could write a book about it (oh wait, we did). But to give you some quick pointers, we’ve pulled out a few of our Continue reading

Useful Tips for Job Seekers from a Social Recruiting Survey

The latest Jobvite Recruiter Nation Survey is out, and it contains some good advice for job seekers. Did you know that recruiters list referrals and social networks as the two most effective sources of quality hires (intern hires is third Continue reading

Networking Tips for Every Industry

By Sarah Landrum There’s an old adage that says, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” and that concept has never been truer than it is today. In just about every industry, your success is directly related to Continue reading

Certifications! A Path to Re-employment for Laid Off DoD Civilian Workers

By Tom Ruby, Outreach Specialist, SkillSource Group DTAP (Defense Transition Assistance Program), a new program in Northern Virginia, is now offering no-cost Certifications to qualified applicants. Effective July 1, 2014, Certifications are being offered to civilian workers laid off from Continue reading

Most Common Mistakes Veterans Make on Their Resumes

By Hannah Dickens One of the most pressing challenges a veteran just coming out of military service faces is trying to find a way to translate all of their military experience and training into terms that a civilian employer can Continue reading

Dealing With Disabilities in the Job Search

By Sarah Landrum While dealing with the VA is seldom a pleasure for veterans, trying to get a disability rating can be especially frustrating. Currently, 45 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are seeking disability claims. That’s more than 700,000 Continue reading

7 Tips to Help Veterans in Transitioning to Civilian Job Market

By Amelia Knott If you’re in the middle of your transition, you’re probably feeling exasperated, discouraged and downright tired of the experience so far. Confronted with military resumes, hiring managers often have no idea how to make sense of the Continue reading