A Good Mentor: Don’t Leave the Military without It

Having an industry mentor can help you reach your goals and advance your career. A good mentor can be especially helpful when transitioning from the military to civilian workplace. A mentor can help not only with your transition, but in Continue reading

Website Offers Resume Tools & Expert Advice

The Learn How to Become website helps job seekers to search career paths, research education options, job details & salaries, and find job search assistance. This site focuses on students and aspiring professionals, but much of the advice is applicable 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

8 Things Veterans Need to Know Before Negotiating the Job Offer

By Sarah Landrum Military personnel don’t have to negotiate salary. If they want a better one, they stay in and move up the ranks, and expect to be compensated accordingly. But not everyone stays for their entire career – many Continue reading

Interview Preparation: Research Yourself!

You’ve probably been told how important it is to do company research before a job interview. That’s true; you should go into an interview knowing all about the company culture, how its needs match your skills, and why you want Continue reading

Choosing Your Education & Training Wisely Pays Dividends!

Want to make an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of your working life? Then take advantage of your hard-earned educational benefits, such as the Post 9-11 GI Bill, to earn a degree, certification, or other advanced training Continue reading

Education Resources and Financial Assistance for Military Families

By Sarah Landrum A secondary education is expensive, there’s no question about it. Many decide against pursuing a college education for this very reason. Even if you believe that you can’t afford a higher education, you shouldn’t write off the Continue reading

Advice for a Positive Video Interview Experience

The use of video interviews is growing rapidly as more employers are taking advantage of the technology. The video job interview offers the convenience of a phone interview with the added benefit of a face-to-face conversation. What’s not to like? Continue reading

The Importance of Transition Goals, Timelines, and Deadlines

By Jeffrey Phillipy One important step in starting your military transition is goal setting. Many people have dreams and aspirations which they call mistakenly call goals. A goal is measurable, with a defined timeline and ending. Planning and goal setting Continue reading

Making the Most of the Job Fair Experience

As with any job search avenue, there are pros and cons to attending job fairs. Attending a job fair can be one of the most effective job search tools you employ, depending on the effort you exert to make the Continue reading