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Lots of people got into financial deep water during Covid-19. 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...
For the  nearly 360,000 U.S. veterans who leave military service each year, many experience a period of unemployment. Some veterans struggle to transition from a military career to the corporate, civilian world. This leaves their resume showing a substantial break in employment. Their resume may be dominated by several short-term or unrelated jobs on either side of their military service. Meanwhile, other veterans have gaps in...
Congratulations on landing yourself a job interview! You are ready for a jo b and now you need to prepare for the interview. Adjust to a non-military work culture. Unlike in the military, you must 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 titles. Keep an open...
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...
Military life is very demanding and is characterized by a lot of training. It prepares you to handle almost anything in life. How about trying a career in writing? If you have survived in your military profession for whatever amount of time, you can make it. As a veteran, you have handled more difficult stuff than this. There is much to write about, including sharing your memories with others. Why Writing is a Perfect Cross-Over for...
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...
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...
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...
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,...