Don’t Make These Five Networking Mistakes During the Holidays

By Sarah Landrum In the blink of an eye, the holidays will be here, and you won’t be prepared for all the networking opportunities that come. Networking has become the best way to make connections that will further your career, Continue reading

The Basics of Networking for Effective Job Search

By Sophia Mest Transitioning to a civilian career can be tricky. You may not have current conventional work experience because of your time spent in the military, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a lot to offer the right 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

Social Media Quick Tips

There are so many ways that social media can improve your transition and job search, we could write a book about it (oh wait, we did). But to give you some quick pointers, we’ve pulled out a few of our 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

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

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

7 Tips for Networking with Social Media

Social media is a powerful networking tool for a job seeker. It allows you to build a boundless network right from your computer — connecting to colleagues, recruiters, experts and influencers in your industry to help get your foot in Continue reading

Get Your References in a Row

Your references are an important component of your job search. They are the people who will vouch for your character, skills and experience, and ultimately help you land the job. Usually the employer asks for references when they are seriously Continue reading

One Small Shift in Your Communication Style Will Help You Be Heard

By Stephanie Weichert Making sure you’re heard involves more than just talking… The conference call included three former soldiers. Two of them were trying to convince their boss John*, a former Army Colonel, to do things a new way. The Continue reading