Posts Tagged: military job seekers

Military to Civilian: We’re Not Alone in the “Blogosphere”

Construction Management Schools recently posted an article entitled: “100 Career Coach Blogs to Get You Through the Recession”.  For tips on how to translate military experience into a military resume and exploring new career concepts for persons with military backgrounds, www.MilitaryToCivilian.com is proudly listed as a top blog for transitioning job seekers.  This comprehensive list of… Read more »

Your Biggest Weakness: the Dreaded Interview Probe

I recently stumbled upon an article posted on Yahoo Hotjobs by Maria Hanson for LiveCareer that not only imparted valuable career search advice, but made me laugh as well. If you are preparing for a military to civilian transition or embarking on a post-military job search, chances are you could use a good laugh. So… Read more »

Volunteering Brings New Contacts to Military Job Seekers

Volunteering brings new contacts, skill sets, and opportunities for work experience to transitioning military job seekers. If you’re looking for work, consider volunteering as an integral part of your job-search strategy. Consider the benefits: Volunteering looks great on a military resume. It compensates for gaps in your work history while you are transitioning from the… Read more »

I’m Getting Out of the Military… Now What? (as Featured on JibberJobberUSA.com)

I recently wrote an article for JibberJobberUSA entitled, “I’m Getting Out of the Military… Now What?” It features advice to help military job seekers transition into real jobs, specifically translating military experience, structuring a job search plan of attack, and taking advantage of free military job search assistance and resources. The following is an excerpt:… 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 »

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 »

2009 Most Valuable Employers for Military Announced

CivilianJobs.com, a company helping employers recruit military and military connect with civilian careers, announced the winners of the 2009 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military™ today in honor of Armed Forces Day, May 16th, 2009. View the press release here. The winning companies are: BNSF Railway Company CACI International, Inc. Consolidated Edison, Inc. CSX Corporation… Read more »