Informational Interviewing

“All too often overlooked after the network contact is made.” By Jim Dittbrenner In job search mode, the encouragement … pressure? … to network is always there.  A major piece of networking truly is to secure informational interviews with individuals Continue reading

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Resources for Veterans & Transitioning Military

By Sarah Daren After years of commendable service, many veterans choose to make the transition back to civilian life. During their enlistment, they’ve learned invaluable skills that are highly sought after by employers. For these individuals, the experience is a Continue reading

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Why Should I Hire You?

By Jim Dittbrenner I sat in MOAA’s Business and Networking Group (BANG) meeting last week.  Their program, “Present Yourself with Courage and Confidence” was an excellent reminder of the simple yet often overlooked elements of getting the offers you want Continue reading

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Job Search Networking – Part 1: Types and Tips

Networking is essential to a successful job search. It is estimated that 70% of jobs are found through networking. Growing your network and connecting to those who can help will increase the opportunities for job leads, advice, and support in Continue reading

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Job Search Networking – Part 2: Connect with Fellow Veterans

As a military veteran, one of your greatest resources is your fellow veterans. They are a nationwide network that has a common interest and that looks out for one another. Make it a priority to connect with other veterans through Continue reading

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Job Search Tips for Veterans and Transitioning Military

By Jo Weech Last week, I was interviewed by Karen Hunter on SiriusXM Urban View about tips for veteran job seekers, in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Afterward, the responses from veterans in all corners of CONUS was overwhelming! That response has Continue reading

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Building a Relevant LinkedIn Network

If you have a professional profile on LinkedIn but haven’t taken the next step in building your network, you’re missing out on a valuable job search tool. Building your professional network on LinkedIn will help you find job opportunities as Continue reading

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Downloadable Resume Samples to Get You Started

Will a prospective employer be motivated to learn more about you from reading your resume? Often times, your cover letter and resume are the first impression you offer to a prospective employer, so you want to make sure they advertise Continue reading

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A Job Seeker’s Toolkit

By Jim Dittbrenner As an individual in the job search mode, you have been thinking about what you need to do.  Friends have been pushing you for your resume.  You have purchased, borrowed, or checked out from a library a Continue reading

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7 Tips for Veterans to Land a Nonprofit Job

By Sarah Landrum If you’re considering a position in a nonprofit, you may be onto a good thing. Throughout 2016, the nonprofit sector showed promising growth – even more than the corporate sector. In fact, a Bureau of Labor Statistics Continue reading

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