Military 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 »

Give Your Military Resume a Human Voice

I recently stumbled upon a Yahoo! Hotjobs blog post by Liz Ryan, a 25-year HR veteran and former Fortune 500 VP, entitled, “10 Boilerplate Phrases that Kill Resumes”. In it she explains that one of the biggest shifts in the job market from years gone by is what constitutes an attention-grabbing resume. The following is… Read more »

Military Bearing: Interview Friend or Foe?

Recently, the Fist Full of Talent blog posted a topic on “How Recruiters Can Get Comfortable in Interviews with Veterans”.  I found it extremely interesting that a blog for “Recruiters, HR, Consultants, and Corporate Types” offered advice to interviewers on how to properly interpret military bearing.  The following is an excerpt: “The problem is that… 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 »

Providing Career Independence for Returning Vets (as Featured on nwsource.com)

I recently had another opportunity to “guest blog” about military job search tips and resources, this time for Puget Sound area veterans and Seattle-bound military experienced job seekers on “The Hire Ground”, as seen on nwsource.com – a Seattle Times company.  Read the post via permalink.  The Hire Ground offers valuable advice to job seekers of… Read more »

Military to Civilian: Top 3 Tips (as featured on Careerealism)

I recently had the opportunity to “guest blog” about the challenges that military job seekers face and how to overcome them on the popular Internet resource for job seekers – www.careerealism.com.  Check out the post via permalink.  Careerealism is technically a blog, but offers an array of learning tools including electronic newsletters, twitter updates, expert advice, live broadcasts,… Read more »

Personal Information: Off Limits? How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

Questions regarding religion, race, sexual preference, age, children, and disability should be off the table when it comes to interviewing in corporate America. Some government job openings may prohibit the hiring of certain persons based on gender, age, and disability, but chances are you will not make it to the interview process if you fall… Read more »

“Free” Resume Critiques: Buyer Beware

Lately, a number of my clients have shared the results of various “free” resume critiques with me and, quite frankly, I have been less than impressed. If a free resume critique seems more like a cleverly disguised sales pitch than an honest, constructive, and detailed assessment, take it with a grain of salt. Apparently I… Read more »

Age discrimination on the rise in tough times: How to prevent it

While illegal and unethical, age discrimination exists in today’s job market. In fact, surveys say that age discrimination rises when times are tough. Because the largest percentage of its clients is preparing to retire from the military, MilitaryResumes.com is particularly sensitive to the plight of a more seasoned military job seeker. You can’t change cultural… Read more »

What to do if you find yourself unemployed

On Tuesday, April 14th, ABC’s The View hosted these guests: Andrew Serwer – Managing Editor of Fortune Magazine Marcus Buckingham – Career expert, and author of The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success, Tory Johnson – Author of Will Work From Home: Earn Cash Without the Commute. Each guest espoused excellent advice on how… Read more »