LinkedIn: A Full Profile is a Happy Profile

A full profile is a happy profile that will help you get noticed. Here are tips for making your LinkedIn profile professional, searchable, and loaded with the skills you bring to the table: 1. Include a photo to add credibility Continue reading

Silence the Bird, and Other Video Interviewing Tips

Virtual video interviews are becoming an increasingly important part of the job search process. Using this technology, companies can more easily screen candidates regardless of their geographic location, which is especially useful for military personnel who are stationed around the Continue reading

Be All You Can Be: A Solder’s Success Story

By Kenneth Bracewell My name is Kenneth Bracewell, and I am twenty-seven years old and from a small town in Texas. After graduating from high school in 2005, I decided to go to school for one year at a local Continue reading

Tips for Boosting Your Job Search & Earning Potential

Why do we keep posting articles about the importance of education and training? The right education can open doors of opportunity for your civilian career. Advanced education or additional training can make you more competitive in the job market, and Continue reading

Calling All Job Seekers: 10 Steps to 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

7 Tips for Networking with Social Media

Social media is a powerful networking tool for a job seeker. It allows you to build a boundless network right from your computer — connecting to colleagues, recruiters, experts and influencers in your industry to help get your foot in Continue reading

Making the Career Jump with the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

By Sean Caswell I got into the data management and analysis business almost by accident. After I left the Navy in 2003, I was working as a power plant operator for General Electric (GE), doing what I was trained to Continue reading

Get Your References in a Row

Your references are an important component of your job search. They are the people who will vouch for your character, skills and experience, and ultimately help you land the job. Usually the employer asks for references when they are seriously Continue reading

One Small Shift in Your Communication Style Will Help You Be Heard

By Stephanie Weichert Making sure you’re heard involves more than just talking… The conference call included three former soldiers. Two of them were trying to convince their boss John*, a former Army Colonel, to do things a new way. The Continue reading

6 Military Traits that Transfer to Business Leadership

By James R. Lint  Many of the leadership traits learned in the military are as applicable in the business world as they are in one’s personal life. While no single one could be considered the best, all contribute to a well-rounded Continue reading