Posts Tagged: military transition

Military Leader to Corporate Leader – Bryan Blew

One of the best parts of being with Bradley-Morris for 11 years is the success stories. Bryan Blew is a star. I had the pleasure of placing Bryan as he transitioned. Enjoy his story, in his words: “I trace my professional, private sector success directly back to my time at the United States Air Force Academy. My… Read more »

How to understand military transition

For service-members, leaving the military is an exciting time but also an anxious experience. For hiring managers, understanding the dynamics of a military transition is critical for success in hiring military. The fundamentals my top clients understand: They know that timing is critical. The candidate is on a time line. Their “out date” will arrive… Read more »

Military Transition Assistance Programs: Advice from the Trenches

Who better to pick the brain of than Pete Johnson of Northeast Florida’s “WorkSource” for advice on veterans’ employment matters and insight into the Navy’s Transition Assistance Program (aka “TAP”). Regarding military transitions, Johnson says, “I’m living them daily!” His average day consists of a barrage of calls and emails from transitioning service members and… Read more »

Looking to Recruit Military Veterans? What You Need to Know About Military Transition Centers.

One of my most popular educational topics on recruiting military veterans is a seminar entitled “Military Applicant Sourcing Options”.  In that session I cover over a dozen approaches to sourcing veteran talent and the pros and cons of each approach.  The source that most recruiters find to have a lot of potential but also a… Read more »

Start Your Military-to-Civilian Transition Off Right

Judy, MilitarytoCivilian.com’s popular guest writer and resident expert on the talents of veterans and corporate America, offers military job seekers insight on today’s job market and outlines the first step to a successful job search. In the following article, she tells transitioning veterans not to put the cart before the horse so to speak. To conduct the most efficient job… Read more »

Accelerate Your Job Search with M2B

Looking to diversify your military-to-civilian career search repertoire? Look no further. Tom Pappas, West point graduate and former Army Captain, recently launched www.militarytobusinessmentor.com (M2B), a new website dedicated to teaching military job seekers the secrets of the business world. By shedding light on the world of business, he empowers veterans with the knowledge necessary to align… Read more »

Ask for a Reference, Not a Job

Avoid the awkwardness of asking a network contact for a job by asking them for a reference instead.  It’s tempting for military job seekers preparing for the military to civilian transition to employ a script similar to the following: “Hello Joe.  I am getting out of the military soon… Are you hiring?” The only thing more… 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 »

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 »

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 »