Networking

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 »

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 »

Offer Letters

The letter of offer is the final step in the interview process. It follows compensation negotiations and signals to both the company and the new employee to cease searching. You can also think of the letter as a tangible form of trust designed to lay out the ground rules and prevent distractions during the pivotal… 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 »

Developing References

If you are interviewing for a job, chances are your references will be called upon to testify to your work performance before an offer is made. On average, employers check three references per candidate, so have at least that many ready and willing to vouch for you. But who should you ask? Generally speaking, the… Read more »

Military job fair success

Career fairs uniquely offer military job seekers the opportunity to gather information about career options, research the demand for their own brand of talent in various fields, make contact with certain companies, and practice networking and communication skills. So take full advantage of the benefits that job fairs have to offer, but keep in mind… 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 »