Job Search Letters – Make them Count!

Letters play a key role in a job search, allowing you to show your enthusiasm and passion, which a resume often cannot convey. Cover letters, approach letters, and thank you letters can be used to show an employer what you 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

Social Media Quick Tips

There are so many ways that social media can improve your transition and job search, we could write a book about it (oh wait, we did). But to give you some quick pointers, we’ve pulled out a few of our Continue reading

Useful Tips for Job Seekers from a Social Recruiting Survey

The latest Jobvite Recruiter Nation Survey is out, and it contains some good advice for job seekers. Did you know that recruiters list referrals and social networks as the two most effective sources of quality hires (intern hires is third Continue reading

Certifications! A Path to Re-employment for Laid Off DoD Civilian Workers

By Tom Ruby, Outreach Specialist, SkillSource Group DTAP (Defense Transition Assistance Program), a new program in Northern Virginia, is now offering no-cost Certifications to qualified applicants. Effective July 1, 2014, Certifications are being offered to civilian workers laid off from 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

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