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Choosing a direction for your professional life can be challenging, especially for veterans. Most military vets are disciplined, proven leaders, but skills learned in the military don’t always translate to easily understood  civilian terminology . Some employers also may worry about issues like possible future deployments and the ease of adapting to a corporate culture after long military service. Despite the obstacles,...
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 dry...
You were a civilian before. You know how the world outside military works. Still, it’s really hard to transition back to it. You’ve been part of the military for so long that now all civilian job opportunities seem too complex, too simple, or too irrelevant to your skills. You’re in for a challenging mission. The employment situation for veterans has been improved over the recent years. The National Association of...
So, you are thinking of enlisting in the military. That is wonderful. You will serve your country and benefit greatly from your service throughout your life. However, military service is a serious thing and there are many questions that should be asked prior to your enlistment papers being filed. Here are just 20 of those all-important questions. What Does My Chosen Military Branch Require for Enlistment? All branches of the...
Did you decide to get a job in the civil sector? This is an important transition you’re making. It will change your entire lifestyle. Before you get to that point, though, you have to apply to jobs. Although the process seems easy, it’s trickier than you anticipate. There’s growing competition in every sector. You have to prove yourself as a person who will be a valuable addition to the specific organization you’re...
Working full-time while attending college can be a strain on the student. You need to work to finance your education, but you also can't neglect your education for your work. The two responsibilities don't have to be treated separately. Your job can help you academically, and your academic accomplishments can help elevate you in the workplace. Your resume is a reflection of you, so use the skills you've developed to show potential employers...
After a career serving your country in the armed forces, you may be unsure of what to do next. Your experience and years of service can be put to use in a rewarding second career. Each of these three satisfying life paths allows you to make the most of the skills and experience you developed while also allowing you to learn more and continue to help others. Helping Others in Your Community If you have reached the retirement age for...
After years of service to our great nation, you have decided to start a career in the civilian world. Making this transition is rather difficult because many things are totally different. Take occupation for example. You may need a bachelor’s degree to get a job because many civilian employers require it. You might not have a degree because you have decided to dedicate your life to serving your country. This is a whole...
You made it! You applied for a job with an awesome resume that highlighted your experience in the military and showed you’re ready for the next step. You got the call you’ve been waiting for. The interview is scheduled soon, so you don’t have much time to prepare. Most people will try to calm you down with the same old advice: “Just be yourself.” Yes, that’s a nice starting point, but you need something...
Career is something millennials want to be successful at. Not mediocre or normal, but successful. However, for reasons not all people are aware of, not all of them make it to the top. They lose faith and get frustrated instead of changing their approach and building a career using the simple yet mind-blowing secrets that respected business people can tell them about. That is why we have decided to lift the veil and introduce you to the...
The men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces have a lot to offer even after they return home. Many of the skills they learned while deployed can make them valuable additions to any workplace. This is why so many employers have programs to locate and reach out to veterans for job opportunities. However, civilians often have a difficult time understanding what it was like for military personnel. This can lead to some...
As more and more veterans retire from active military service, many choose to go the entrepreneurial route, choosing jobs that are very different from their time in the service. Perhaps not surprisingly, most veterans make excellent entrepreneurs for a variety of reasons, as we’ll see below. Excellent problem-solving skills Of the many skills an entrepreneur will face, the biggest one is problem-solving. This is also a...