Social Recruiting Survey Says… Get on Social Media and Get Found!

In an earlier article, Social Media a Powerful Tool for Your Job Search, I wrote about the reasons you should be leveraging social media in your job search – to get noticed, build connections, and find opportunities. But possibly the Continue reading

Social Media a Powerful Tool for Your Job Search

Social media is an ever growing, ever changing, powerful tool for a job seeker. When I present a workshop on How to Use Social Media in Your Job Search to transitioning military members, every month I have to tweak my Continue reading

Calling All Job Seekers: Acing the Phone Interview

Due to the scores of resumes that hiring managers receive in a competitive job market, your initial interview will probably be conducted over the phone. To make the best use of their time, many hiring managers will filter through the Continue reading

Bridging the Military to Civilian Hiring Gap

What can job seekers and employers do to bridge the gap between the military and civilian work worlds? A recent survey by Monster Insights called Veterans Talent Index shows that 70% of employers are hiring veterans because they are the Continue reading

15 Steps to a Dynamite LinkedIn Profile

By Thomas Signorello LinkedIn is kind of a different social media platform – don’t you think? It’s a little tricky to use, and can be much, much harder to build relationships on than, say Facebook. It does have lots of Continue reading

The Power of the Informational Interview

Informational interviews use your network to prospect for leads and opportunities. If you want a job interview, you should understand the informational interview and how to initiate it and use it effectively. Gathering information in this way opens the doors Continue reading

MyCAA Program Helps Military Spouses Pursue Education

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program is a career development and employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable Continue reading

Steps to Attending a Virtual Military Job Fair

Virtual job fairs use text-based conversations to bring employers and job seekers together in a fast and efficient manner. The Corporate Gray/Brazen Careerist Virtual Military Job Fairs do that and more! You can research attending companies and view their job Continue reading

New Training Assistance Available to Unemployed Veterans – VRAP

Included in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 is the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) that rolls out on July 1, 2012. This new program, sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Department of Defense Continue reading