Civilian Employment-Seeking Tips for Veterans with PTSD

By Sarah Landrum One of the biggest challenges facing military veterans in today’s current economic climate is adjusting to life after active duty, but this isn’t a simple matter of reintegrating into society. Civilian life poses many significant barriers to Continue reading

Conquering the Federal Employment Battle

By Bruce Benedict Finding federal employment often feels overwhelming and confusing. However, in just a few easy steps (called Phases/Objectives in Battlefield Resume Methodology), you can be on your way to a federal job. In order to decipher the federal 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

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

Tips for Maximizing Your Participation in a Virtual Job Fair

The Virtual Military Job Fairs co-hosted by Corporate Gray and MOAA enable military-experienced job seekers and company recruiters the opportunity to discover a possible fit by engaging in one-on-one text chat sessions.  By participating in these quarterly events, you can: Continue reading

5 Military Jobs That Translate to the Advanced Manufacturing Industry

You couldn’t 3D print a better match: veterans with a variety of military experiences make great manufacturers By Margaret Clevenger for Get Skills to Work The advanced manufacturing industry can’t find enough skilled workers to fill its reportedly hundreds of Continue reading

Cover Letter 101

By Lisa Carroll As a recruiter in the private club industry, I’m amazed by the number of cover letters I receive that are poorly written and not compelling. The cover letter is the only way to truly “connect” with the Continue reading

LinkedIn: A Full Profile is a Happy Profile

A full profile is a happy profile that will help you get noticed. Here are tips for making your LinkedIn profile professional, searchable, and loaded with the skills you bring to the table: 1. Include a photo to add credibility Continue reading

Making the Career Jump with the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

By Sean Caswell I got into the data management and analysis business almost by accident. After I left the Navy in 2003, I was working as a power plant operator for General Electric (GE), doing what I was trained to Continue reading