Federal Resumes

Department of Labor Announces Grants for Veterans Interested in Green Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that 17 grants, totaling more than $7.5 million, will go to approximately 3,000 veterans to help them succeed in veteran employment and civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program (VWIP). Read the entire press release. Emphasis will be… Read more »

A Call to Action: 10 Strategies to Get a Job

As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I receive Spotlight, the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches newsletter. In July’s issue, I came across a timely article by Jay Block entitled, “Provide your Clients with an Employment GPS”. In it, Block emphasizes the necessity of a “strategic written employment plan” complete with a highly-structured… Read more »

Veteran Job Boards: Another Weapon in Your Arsenal

On January 30, 2009, a veteran posted the following on the transition stories blog on www.military.com: “I ended up paying more than $400 to help find me a job and to no avail. I was now out $400 and no job. So I continued to look on my own… I received a call stating that… Read more »

One size fits all? Maybe not when it comes to resumes.

I just re-read a back issue of Civilian Job News and was impressed by the comments of George Bernloehr in his Publisher’s letter. What makes George’s comments so important is his perspective. Not only is he a veteran who went through a job search himself many years ago, but he is also the publisher of… Read more »

Closing the interview

Military.com recently posted an article by Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Editor, entitled Successfully Closing the Interview. Interviewing can be an uncomfortable process for some and as far as awkwardness is concerned, closing the deal takes the cake. Ms. Martin’s take on closing an interview is particularly interesting because she walks her audience through tailoring a… Read more »

How networking can land a federal job (Step 1)

“Who you know” does make a difference, even for federal and government contractor jobs.   The first step in landing a Federal Job is networking. A supervisor in an agency of interest is the ultimate contact and here is why: He/she can tell you when they are hiring. He/she can hire you directly, if they have… Read more »