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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Why Should I Hire You?

By Jim Dittbrenner I sat in MOAA’s Business and Networking Group (BANG) meeting last week.  Their program, “Present Yourself with Courage and Confidence” was an excellent reminder of the simple yet often overlooked elements of getting the offers you want 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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Job Fairs and the Speed Interview

By Scott Kee Attending a job fair can be a very efficient way in which to interact with several recruiters at one location. It allows you to speak to many potential employers and get your face and name out there Continue reading

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Building a Relevant LinkedIn Network

If you have a professional profile on LinkedIn but haven’t taken the next step in building your network, you’re missing out on a valuable job search tool. Building your professional network on LinkedIn will help you find job opportunities as Continue reading

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The Basics of Networking for Effective Job Search

By Sophia Mest Transitioning to a civilian career can be tricky. You may not have current conventional work experience because of your time spent in the military, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a lot to offer the right Continue reading

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