In-person Career Networking

Career networking is important for your job search, and in-person networking allows you to build strong relationships. By attending in-person networking meetings, you can get assistance with your job search, hear about local job opportunities, and make contacts at companies Continue reading

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A Targeted Approach to Using Social Media

Between your current active duty job and navigating your transition and civilian job search, there isn’t much time left to spend on social media. But with a focused approach, social media sites like LinkedIn can be a great help to Continue reading

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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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