Article profiles BMI VP’s top job search tips for former military.
Atlanta, Georgia, April 6, 2008 – Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), the largest military job placement firm in the U.S., was recently featured in an article in Decision Times, the Military Times monthly section that focuses on military transition and job search issues (click here for full article). The piece is entitled “Inside information – Experts reveal 12 tips for job-hunt success” and highlights Decision Times’ search for the ultimate job hunting advice.
BMI’s Principal and VP Operations Craig Griffin was interviewed for the article, and based his comments on the 10 Tips for a Successful Military to Civilian Transition. Some of Griffin’s advice that was captured in the piece included the following points:
- “Prepare for the spotlight: Must-dos, according to Griffin: Establish a straightforward, professional e-mail address and use it for your job-search and networking activities. Ditto for your answering-machine message. Make sure you’ve deleted any so-called ‘cyberskeletons,’ inappropriate material posted to blogs or social networking sites — yours or your friends.”
- “Sell yourself: Griffin suggests you take inventory of your strengths, weaknesses, military experience and whatever may make you a desirable candidate. Prepare for interviews by practicing the answers to common interview questions. Rehearse in front of trusted family, friends or advisers the replies to ‘Tell me about yourself,’ ‘What was the best decision you ever made?’ and ‘Tell me about a time you had to deal with someone difficult.'”
- “Sing your own praises (civilianize): Don’t assume that a civilian interviewer can make the connection between your military experience and how that has prepared you for the job in question, Griffin said. Show him or her examples from your experience that directly relate to the job you’re applying for. If you’re a military pilot interviewing to manage a manufacturing shop, emphasize the managerial experience you received in the military.”
- “Don’t settle: Real happiness comes from job satisfaction and recognition — not money, according to Griffin. Accepting an offer for a job you don’t really want is a surefire way to ensure you’ll be repeating the whole job-search process earlier than you would wish.”
To register for BMI services, employers and former-military job seekers can go to Bradley-Morris.com or call 1-800-330-4950.
About Bradley-Morris, Military Job Placement Firm
Bradley-Morris, Inc., the largest military placement firm in the U.S., expertly matches the top leadership, technical, sales, operations and diversity candidates who are experiencing a military career transition with the leading civilian jobs in the Fortune 1000 and emerging company sectors. Our client-focused approach yields superior return-on-investment and results in a 96% customer service satisfaction rating from the valued companies that partner with us. In addition, 90% of our former military job seekers receive interest from these companies by taking advantage of our free Hiring Conference process. Serving the U.S., Europe and Asia, Bradley-Morris, is headquartered in metro-Atlanta, GA, and can be found on the web at www.Bradley-Morris.com.