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

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