Resume Top Tips

Originally published in the Corporate Gray August 2016 Newsletter A good resume advertises your qualifications and shows your value to prospective employers. Be sure it not only captures your key skills and accomplishments, but also illustrates what you can do Continue reading

Yes, Apply Even If You’re Not Qualified for the Job! Here’s Why

By Amanda Wilks One of the scariest parts of job hunting is reading the mile-long list of skills required to qualify for the job. Add to that relevant job experience, education, and the dozens of other candidates competing for the Continue reading

Good Things Come to Those Who Follow Up

Are you eagerly awaiting a phone call or email after submitting a job application or attending an interview? As my mom often said, “Don’t hold your breath.” You’re better off taking the initiative to follow up and see where you Continue reading

Get a Job Search Advantage by Journaling

Keeping a job search journal will yield valuable benefits and can be a great advantage to your search. It may sound time-consuming or mundane, especially if you don’t enjoy writing. But a journal can provide structure and organization to your 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

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

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

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