Building Your Personal Brand for Your Military Transition

By Sarah Landrum When you’re looking for a job, you have to stand out. Whether you’ve been in the civilian workforce for a while or are just starting to look for a civilian job after serving, it’s important to demonstrate Continue reading

How to Research a Potential Employer

By Carol Williams The current challenging economy and overcrowded job market that characterizes civilian employment renders job hunting quite difficult for veterans. Once you get past the initial screening and an employer invites you to a job interview, you can Continue reading

Restart Your Job Search in the New Year

There’s no time like the present to reinvigorate your job search with some fresh ideas and enthusiasm. With the New Year comes a new outlook and endless possibilities. Relook your resume. It is an ever-evolving document that demonstrates your experience, Continue reading

Mentors, Here Are 5 Things You Must Do to Help Your Mentee Grow Their Career after the Military

By Sarah Landrum Making the transition from military to civilian life is far from easy, and it’s not something that most veterans are prepared for. After all the work and challenges they’ve faced, it may seem easy to assume that Continue reading

Conquering the Federal Employment Battle

By Bruce Benedict Finding federal employment often feels overwhelming and confusing. However, in just a few easy steps (called Phases/Objectives in Battlefield Resume Methodology), you can be on your way to a federal job. In order to decipher the federal 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

Prepping Your Resume for Electronic Sharing – Keep it Simple!

Although it’s important to have a traditional version of your resume to share with recruiters, these days your resume is often first reviewed by an automated applicant tracking system (ATS). This parses the text of your resume and stores the Continue reading

My Lessons Learned: How Do I Really Prepare to Make this Transition Seamless?

By Faaruwq Muhammad, PMP I hope this discussion provokes thought on a topic that many transitioning veterans think about with a sense of anxiety and fear. I am an advocate for the ACAP/TAP program, because there has been significant effort 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

Interview Preparation: Research Yourself!

You’ve probably been told how important it is to do company research before a job interview. That’s true; you should go into an interview knowing all about the company culture, how its needs match your skills, and why you want Continue reading