Five Steps to Nailing an Interview after Returning to Civilian Life

By Sarah Landrum The adjustment from military life isn’t always easy. For all the training received, there are some gaps in learning that need to be filled when re-entering the civilian world. Perhaps most important is the need to be 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

Importance of Education to Veterans

By Sarah Landrum The military teaches several skills better than anywhere, ranging from working under pressure in a team environment to the value of a regimented schedule. It’s certainly beneficial for veterans to speak about military-related skills like these in Continue reading

Take-away Job Search Tips from a Social Recruiting Survey

Want to get in front of recruiters? Use social media – they are! Recruiters are searching for and connecting with candidates on social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. You should be using these sites, too, to get noticed, Continue reading

Tips for Maximizing Your Participation in a Virtual Job Fair

The Virtual Military Job Fairs co-hosted by Corporate Gray and MOAA enable military-experienced job seekers and company recruiters the opportunity to discover a possible fit by engaging in one-on-one text chat sessions.  By participating in these quarterly events, you can: 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

Key Points to Learn from a Panel of Recruiters

By James Dittbrenner Recently I participated in a quality panel with VSE Corporation’s top recruiters discussing the key features recruiters look for in qualified candidates to fit specific, immediate positions. Here are some of the key points that came out Continue reading

How to Handle the Salary Question

Salary is an important consideration in the job search, but many individuals leaving the military are initially unprepared to properly handle the salary question, believing it is predetermined. Most employers, however, have some flexibility to negotiate salary. This article will Continue reading

Cover Letter 101

By Lisa Carroll As a recruiter in the private club industry, I’m amazed by the number of cover letters I receive that are poorly written and not compelling. The cover letter is the only way to truly “connect” with the Continue reading