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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Navigating the Federal Job Search Process

Working in the public sector can be a good choice if you are a transitioning military member, as you have first-hand experience with the culture and how the federal government operates. Being familiar with the culture could make your transition Continue reading

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Going Back to Civilian Life, circa 1945

The military transition process has come a long a way since the Greatest Generation was returning home from WWII. Military members coming back from service in 1945 received a 90-page little (5”x4”) booklet called “Going Back to Civilian Life” published 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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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 a professional online presence Growing your network Continue reading

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Job Fair Advice from a Recruiter Perspective

We asked attending employers at a recent Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair a few questions to see what advice they have for job seekers. Below is the take-away advice along with a synopsis of their answers… TAKE-AWAYS Recruiters come to 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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Transition Infographic & Survey

Military-Transition.org’s infographic provides some unique insights about the transition process. Visit their website for more statistics and insights and to be part of their ongoing transition survey – www.Military-Transition.org Reposted with permission from the Military-Transition.org website: http://www.military-transition.org/infographic.html The Military-Transition.org Survey Continue reading

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