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People who join the military are agreeing to serve their country whether in wartime or peacetime. This commitment is a big one. Military personnel may have to grow accustomed to moving themselves and their families according to the needs of the military. Personnel may also have to grow accustomed to working in high-pressure situations. If you are thinking of joining the military, there are several civilian jobs that can help you...
Do you keep sending resumes for the jobs you want, but you’re not getting any responses? You have relevant experience and skills for those positions, but something is wrong. What’s missing? It’s time for the realization: you’re not getting the calls because the resume isn’t impressive. When writing about ourselves, we just think the content is perfect. We’re confident in our expertise and we just list...
You are leaving the military and are faced with the challenging task of developing a resume. Given that you have to figure out how to make a perfect transition to a civilian job even if your military career is rich in achievements, so we have collected a number of tips for you. Whether your military resume does not get replies from employers or you are having a hard time creating one that will, these tips will be helpful to change...
Veterans with disabilities often face even tougher challenges to employment than whole-bodied vets. Statistics  show 3.8 million veterans had a service-connected disability, which makes them a significant portion of the former military population. This results in less participation in the labor force, higher rates of unemployment among veterans and lower wages for disabled veterans’ jobs when you can find them.  Ways to...
Exiting the service and transitioning into civilian life can be daunting. A lot of service members can be left feeling bewildered and a little uneasy about their future career options. Here are some important tips to remember that will lead to job-hunting success. 1) Prepare: You should be thinking about transitioning out well before you actually do. Think in terms of months or years, not weeks. Job searching is hard and often...
There’s no doubt that military members acquire a number of useful and effective skills during their time in service. After separation from the military, however, many veterans may face difficulty choosing their new path in life. Though it may not be obvious, military experience offers an excellent segue into medical training. Both fields require many of the same skills and character traits, and there are several reasons that veterans...
Each industry, company, and team communicate with each other in a particular “language” that separates their culture from that of their competitors while relating to their target audience of clients, investors, media, etc. Their internal narrative, tone, phrasing, and messaging are what make a company’s language unique. Language is a Factor A key part of a job search is understanding the company language. As a veteran...
You're not alone if you keep hearing how LinkedIn is the network to be on when you’re looking for work. With over 90% of recruiters relying on the site according to Career Blog, candidates for every type of position should have profiles. This isn’t just to enable you to be found by prospective employers, but to develop the online presence vital in today’s job market. Optimize Your Skills Section Veterans and...
Most of you probably have questions when it comes to resume writing. If you are not comfortable writing them consider hiring a resume writer. But if you like to write your own consider the latest trends you should be following. Don't list every school you attended Resumes are removing all unnecessary information and in 2024 will be even more summarized. List only schools that are most relevant to your application or those with...
Earning a paycheck and pursuing a career can be two very different things. If you aren't advancing in your line of work you'll inevitably start feeling frustrated. Many people are so focused on doing a good job that they don't realize competence just isn't enough. In fact, that's what's expected of you. Advancing your career is about taking advantage of opportunities, even if you have to make them yourself. Here are some ways to...
Returning to civilian life after service in the military is a challenge every veteran must face. In many cases, this challenge is added to both physical and psychological wounds – the legacy of the warfare experience. One of the recent investigations into issues facing veterans and military families is the report produced by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), which provided several alarming findings. For example,...
Are you a veteran who has left the service within the past year or so? That is great. Veterans of all kinds provide a great service to the United States and other countries and your service is very much appreciated. That said, what many veterans don’t realize is the importance of maintaining emotional well-being as a newly released veteran. So here are 25 emotional well-being strategies for veterans to help you for the rest of your...