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You know that feeling. The one that kicks into high gear as you sit in the lobby waiting for your job interview. Those butterflies won’t stop fluttering around your stomach. Your heart is pounding so hard you swear the receptionist can hear it. Please please please, hands, stop sweating before it’s time to shake hands with someone! You’re nervous.   But could something as simple as strategic breathing be...
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...
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...
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...
Changing your job or your field of work can be quite difficult. Nowadays, companies are very dynamic, they change from day to day. This dynamism can make the process of finding a suitable job quite long and exhausting. Because of this, people tend to be very skeptical about the recruitment processes used by companies today. When you want to start applying for jobs, you should consider writing a top-notch resume , thus...
When you’re transitioning into the civil sector, you’ll be faced with a huge level of competition and unexpected practices.  Job fairs are the most surprising aspect of the civilian hiring process. A military job fair is usually hosted by a dedicated organization, such as the Chamber of Commerce from the city where you live. However, universities also organize their own veteran career fairs. For a military veteran...
Veterans often return home from war to face their most difficult battle — readjustment. Those who are severely injured may need to learn how to live with limited mobility . For others, it might be invisible wounds, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, which can make the transition into civilian life a struggle. Fortunately, veterans can achieve a positive adjustment after service. Read on to learn how veterans, employers,...
Joko Willink is just one Navy SEAL who has revealed that, thanks to their unique experience and discipline, vets have much to teach the world. Willink, a successful leadership instructor, speaker and executive coach, uses his podcast to share vital lessons he has learned during his many years in the military – including the importance of resilience, perseverance, and tactics and technique to ensure mistakes are not repeated. One...
First impressions count just as much in applications as they do in interviews. But while you’re guaranteed a hiring manager’s full attention during an interview, you really have to make an effort to “stand out from the stack,” so to speak, when it comes to cover letters and opening e-mails. Below are three simple, tried-and-true ways to catch a potential employer’s eye.  Let your competence speak for...
You’ve served with the military for a while and now it’s time to separate yourself from it. I bet you’ve thought of finding a job that will compensate your efforts well. Fortunately, there are tons of great jobs for veterans out there. All you need to do is start searching for them in newspapers and the internet and applying . Today, we are going to discuss some of the high-paying jobs suited for veterans to help you...
Are you trying to create a flow of income in your career path? You might want to save this article and comply with our 7 easy recommendations. This is how LinkedIn can get you the career of your dreams. View it as a greater form of a paper resume The phrases ‘accountable’, accompanied by way of ‘strategic’ and ‘powerful’ crown LinkedIn’s yearly list of some of the commonly...
Has this happened to you? You submit your resume online and sit back and wait. Weeks go by, and as your family and friends ask you about that amazing job or internship you applied for, that sinking feeling just gets worse. So many people go through this process and never get the chance to even sit in front of a hiring manager and show them who they really are. As technology has advanced, so has the hiring process. New graduates are faced...