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

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

Job Fairs and the Speed Interview

By Scott Kee Attending a job fair can be a very efficient way in which to interact with several recruiters at one location. It allows you to speak to many potential employers and get your face and name out there Continue reading

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

Free Workshops! Using Social Media in Your Job Search

This workshop is designed for transitioning service members and their spouses. You will learn how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other tools to increase the effectiveness of your job search by: Building an online presence Growing your network of Continue reading

Yes, Apply Even If You’re Not Qualified for the Job! Here’s Why

By Amanda Wilks One of the scariest parts of job hunting is reading the mile-long list of skills required to qualify for the job. Add to that relevant job experience, education, and the dozens of other candidates competing for the Continue reading

Get a Job Search Advantage by Journaling

Keeping a job search journal will yield valuable benefits and can be a great advantage to your search. It may sound time-consuming or mundane, especially if you don’t enjoy writing. But a journal can provide structure and organization to your Continue reading

Top 10 Picks of Free Military Transition Resources

With so many military transition resources available, how do you know which ones to use? We could give you an exhaustive list of all the free veterans’ resources out there, but to save you some time we’ve chosen our top Continue reading

Veteran to Executive: Resume Tips

By Sarah Landrum Resumes won’t get you a job. However, they will get you an interview, where you can showcase your talents. In order to get that far, you’ll need an excellent resume. You might be competing against people who 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