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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...
The phone rings! Your potential new employer has invited you to a panel interview and tells you that you will be meeting with several members of the team. A panel interview is an interviewing situation where 2+ interviewers are present to interview a candidate. Usually, various types of people and departments from an organization are participating throughout the interview.  Do you suddenly grasp your chest in fear? Does...
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,...
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...
Having weaknesses is natural. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to perceive our strengths. Becoming aware of our soft spots is the first step we must take in order to develop ourselves for the better. Nowadays veterans have a hard time managing their weaknesses gained from war. Most of them developed PTSD as a result of the terror they experienced during the war. Recovering from PTSD is harder than you would think....
It's a very common interview question...tell me about yourself? What you need to focus your reply on is what you’ve done that is relevant to the field you are applying for. Using EES This question isn’t about your free time, how many cats you own, or that you are the captain of your bowling team. The question is about the job, and the skills and experience that you have that are relevant to that job. When you're...
You might not necessarily think it, but military training can serve candidates well during interviews for civilian jobs. Finding a job these days is not easy. It gets more difficult if you are switching from one career to another. For example, a veteran applying for a civilian job must, first of all, ask some important questions. Will military training give you a competitive advantage over other interviewees?  Which companies...
Your fave threads might just not be the right thing to wear to that interview ! How you present yourself during an interview can impact your success as much as the information on your resume, and showing up dressed inappropriately is an easy way to get off on the wrong foot. In today’s more casual work environment, interviews for military veteran jobs don’t necessarily require a suit and tie or dress and heels. That...