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

5 Quick Tips for Attending Online Career Fairs

The Online Education and Career Fairs co-hosted by Corporate Gray and TAOnline enable military-experienced job seekers and company and school recruiters the opportunity to discover a possible fit by engaging in one-on-one text chat sessions.  To make the most of 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

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