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

LinkedIn: A Full Profile is a Happy Profile

A full profile is a happy profile that will help you get noticed. Here are tips for making your LinkedIn profile professional, searchable, and loaded with the skills you bring to the table: 1. Include a photo to add credibility Continue reading

Silence the Bird, and Other Video Interviewing Tips

Virtual video interviews are becoming an increasingly important part of the job search process. Using this technology, companies can more easily screen candidates regardless of their geographic location, which is especially useful for military personnel who are stationed around the Continue reading

An Interview with the Son of a Soldier

Son of a Soldier is a gripping new book written by author Eddie Williams, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army Airborne Ranger and Green Beret. This book is about his amazing life and family secrets, describing his struggle Continue reading

Tips for Boosting Your Job Search & Earning Potential

Why do we keep posting articles about the importance of education and training? The right education can open doors of opportunity for your civilian career. Advanced education or additional training can make you more competitive in the job market, and Continue reading

Will a Transition Affect Your Home Loan Benefit?

By Phil Georgiades The transition from active duty to civilian life presents both new challenges as well as opportunities. Without a PCS forthcoming, many veterans feel that this is an ideal time to settle down and buy a home. However, Continue reading

7 Tips for Networking with Social Media

Social media is a powerful networking tool for a job seeker. It allows you to build a boundless network right from your computer — connecting to colleagues, recruiters, experts and influencers in your industry to help get your foot in Continue reading

Making the Career Jump with the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

By Sean Caswell I got into the data management and analysis business almost by accident. After I left the Navy in 2003, I was working as a power plant operator for General Electric (GE), doing what I was trained to Continue reading

Get Your References in a Row

Your references are an important component of your job search. They are the people who will vouch for your character, skills and experience, and ultimately help you land the job. Usually the employer asks for references when they are seriously Continue reading