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Good teamwork enables companies to achieve their objectives on time and within budget. Most employers look for candidates who can work in a team structure because they want people who cooperate with others and help and support their colleagues. Mindset is everything, however, and employees with strong teamwork skills demonstrate leadership, collaboration, and good communication, all of which are critical for a thriving work environment....
Thoughts of returning to family, friends, and the less restrictive nature of civilian life may seem idyllic when you are nearing the end of your military service, eager to get back home. However, that adjustment can be surprisingly difficult, particularly for those who served in combat roles. If you have a family to support, the pressures of that transition can add to feelings of stress and self-doubt. Many expenses paid for in the...
By 2023 we can expect to have more than 3.5 million veterans in the market for civilian jobs, according to statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This makes it imperative for corporate America to come to the party and create an environment friendly to veteran employees. Companies not only help to reduce unemployment in the sector, but get the benefit of an enhanced pool of candidates to choose from and improved...
Your resume is a marketing tool for showcasing your personal brand to potential employers. It is your advertising method, and as such, it needs to reflect what you offer concisely and impactfully. Nowadays, few recruiters comb through resumes themselves. Rather, much of the work is done by computers that scan for specific key phrases, so resume optimization is vital to ensure your application doesn’t lose out. Regardless of the...
Civilians often ask veterans different questions about their military experience. While many of the questions are pretty much straightforward and easy to answer, some may be a bit difficult to answer. Why? There are many reasons for that. For example, some civilians lack an understanding of how to better approach veterans. If you are asked difficult questions that you’re not comfortable answering, read below to know how you can...
Serving the country means you must sacrifice time with loved ones which can be extremely difficult. It can also mean leaving a job you love when you are deployed. Returning from a deployment can be difficult. In some cases, the job you held may no longer be available or you may be unable to focus on your work after dealing with the stress of a deployment to a war-torn foreign country. These four tips can help you refocus and not only...
Congratulations for landing yourself a job interview! You are ready for a job and now you need to prepare for the interview. Adjust to a non-military work culture. Unlike in the military, you will need to address your interviewer by the first or last name. Adopt a different language to mention time. For example, say 4 pm instead of 16:00 hours. Explain your position in the military in simple terms and avoid complex military...
Perhaps the most respected section of American society is the veterans who have sacrificed to bring peace and security to the nation and its citizens. Many of these veterans, nearly 12.6% in a population of almost 10 million, are suffering from some form of disability. These disabled veterans need to be given the kind of comfort and freedom they deserve. In addition, offering them full-time career opportunities OR even a part-time...
Veterans – you have always been and will always be a critical part of our nation’s wellbeing. And there are many of us – although not all who say it out loud – who greatly appreciate all you do, inclusive of the many sacrifices you make. You serve, and you come back to a country that is perhaps not doing the best job of taking care of all of your needs – your physical health, your emotions, your thinking, and...
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...
With offers for  debt consolidation  appearing everywhere lately it has truly become difficult to sort the scams from the legit offers. You may end up taking one of these seemingly valuable offers and end up worse off than you were before. So, then what do you ask yourself? How are you going to fix this mess by yourself? Well, take a deep breath and relax because it really isn’t that hard. Making a Plan Now if you...
You've probaby heard this before---  You only have one chance to make a good first impression . This is especially true when you are going on the all-important first interview. Here are several tips to keep in mind in order to impress the recruiter. Be Yourself Everyone has heard this before, but often it's not put into practice. Being yourself comes across as confident and secure in who you are as a person. As a result,...