What Does it Take to “Grow Where You are Planted?”

By Lt Col Steve Johnson, Commander, 97th Operations Support Squadron A good friend of mine’s favorite bit of professional advice is always, “Grow where you are planted.” I heard him speak at a recent function and right on cue, there Continue reading

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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

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How to Write a Strong Professional Summary for Your Resume

By Sarah Landrum If you’re a military veteran who is now making the transition into the civilian workforce, there’s a good chance you’ve already experienced a few bumps in the road. Whereas you’re probably used to constant communications and instant Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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