Posts Tagged: military resume

More on Federal Hiring Trends: IT Workers in Demand

According to an article posted on Government Computer News by Senior Technology Editor Joab Jackson, of the more than 270,000 new employees needed to replace a rapidly retiring federal workforce and meet the new administration’s goals over the next three years, more than 11,549 new hires will be IT professionals.  The article, entitled “Help wanted: agencies need 11,000… Read more »

More on Federal Hiring Trends: IT Workers in Demand

According to an article posted on Government Computer News by Senior Technology Editor Joab Jackson, of the more than 270,000 new employees needed to replace a rapidly retiring federal workforce and meet the new administration’s goals over the next three years, more than 11,549 new hires will be IT professionals.  The article, entitled “Help wanted: agencies need 11,000… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Can Soft Skills Make or Break You on a Military Resume?

In an article recently posted on Yahoo! HotJobs entitled, “Six Soft Skills that Could Land you the Job,” Larry Buhl entertains the notion that intangible qualities could give job seekers the competitive edge.So in other words, if there are two equally qualified candidates competing for the same job opening, the candidate who, for example, “works… Read more »