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

Interview Preparation: Research Yourself!

You’ve probably been told how important it is to do company research before a job interview. That’s true; you should go into an interview knowing all about the company culture, how its needs match your skills, and why you want Continue reading

Five Steps to Nailing an Interview after Returning to Civilian Life

By Sarah Landrum The adjustment from military life isn’t always easy. For all the training received, there are some gaps in learning that need to be filled when re-entering the civilian world. Perhaps most important is the need to be Continue reading

Advice for a Positive Video Interview Experience

The use of video interviews is growing rapidly as more employers are taking advantage of the technology. The video job interview offers the convenience of a phone interview with the added benefit of a face-to-face conversation. What’s not to like? Continue reading

Key Points to Learn from a Panel of Recruiters

By James Dittbrenner Recently I participated in a quality panel with VSE Corporation’s top recruiters discussing the key features recruiters look for in qualified candidates to fit specific, immediate positions. Here are some of the key points that came out Continue reading

How to Handle the Salary Question

Salary is an important consideration in the job search, but many individuals leaving the military are initially unprepared to properly handle the salary question, believing it is predetermined. Most employers, however, have some flexibility to negotiate salary. This article will 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

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