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

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

Prepping Your Resume for Electronic Sharing – Keep it Simple!

Although it’s important to have a traditional version of your resume to share with recruiters, these days your resume is often first reviewed by an automated applicant tracking system (ATS). This parses the text of your resume and stores the Continue reading

Resume Tips for Vets

By Sarah Landrum The most recent jobs report shows a mixed economic picture: Stagnant wages are a troubling hurdle, but employees are returning to work. The numbers for veterans are painted in similar shades of grey: They boast a higher Continue reading

My Lessons Learned: How Do I Really Prepare to Make this Transition Seamless?

By Faaruwq Muhammad, PMP I hope this discussion provokes thought on a topic that many transitioning veterans think about with a sense of anxiety and fear. I am an advocate for the ACAP/TAP program, because there has been significant effort Continue reading

How to Get the Inside Scoop about a Company: Informational Interviews

One of the best ways to research companies for your job search is to conduct informational interviews — networking with individuals to get information about their job and the company they work for. This can give you the inside scoop Continue reading

8 Things Veterans Need to Know Before Negotiating the Job Offer

By Sarah Landrum Military personnel don’t have to negotiate salary. If they want a better one, they stay in and move up the ranks, and expect to be compensated accordingly. But not everyone stays for their entire career – many Continue reading