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

Wow Recruiters with a Beefed-up LinkedIn Profile

Help recruiters not only find you but be wowed by what they see! Here are some LinkedIn profile tips to BEEF IT UP and give recruiters more to sink their teeth into… 1. Add links and files to your profile 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

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

An Interview with the Son of a Soldier

Son of a Soldier is a gripping new book written by author Eddie Williams, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army Airborne Ranger and Green Beret. This book is about his amazing life and family secrets, describing his struggle Continue reading

Be All You Can Be: A Solder’s Success Story

By Kenneth Bracewell My name is Kenneth Bracewell, and I am twenty-seven years old and from a small town in Texas. After graduating from high school in 2005, I decided to go to school for one year at a local Continue reading

Tips for Boosting Your Job Search & Earning Potential

Why do we keep posting articles about the importance of education and training? The right education can open doors of opportunity for your civilian career. Advanced education or additional training can make you more competitive in the job market, and 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

Will a Transition Affect Your Home Loan Benefit?

By Phil Georgiades The transition from active duty to civilian life presents both new challenges as well as opportunities. Without a PCS forthcoming, many veterans feel that this is an ideal time to settle down and buy a home. However, 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