Let’s face it; job hunting can be an overwhelming but rewarding experience. Rewarding because you have acquired your degree or work experience and you’re ready to begin a career. Overwhelming because you wonder what job site to start with. Then, when you’ve found that job site, you wonder what title you should use
When thinking of a military-friendly company, one may ask, what exactly is a military-friendly company? It’s the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. First and foremost, it’s important to understand that the military community refers to the people who serve, serve alongside
Your transitioning out of the military, employers are reaching out to you based on the skills you have gained in the military; however, you have no desire to continue down that career path, what do you do? Change your focus. Start by asking yourself, “What do I really want to do?”. Look at your priorities,
So your military career has ended and you are wondering how you will adjust to working in the private sector. Let’s face it – working in the military versus working in corporate America is completely opposite. While I was never Active Duty, I worked for Marine Corps Community Services for five years in Okinawa, Japan
As a career reservist and full-time employee, it is often difficult to achieve a perfect balance between these competing obligations. Employers who value the significance of Reserve and Guard employees constantly find ways to accommodate this dual schedule. Overlapping responsibilities will push one obligation into the other’s space and causing friction points. Employers also seek
Although military life is hectic, there is still the opportunity to work. Now more than ever before the job market has opened up flexible positions that would enable a military spouse to gain employment. When I was moving from place to place I often found that temporary employment agencies were ideal for me as I
As a veteran returning to civilian life, the transition can be difficult. Not only does one have to adjust to being a civilian again but also adjust to becoming a student in a classroom. Many veterans plan to attend college soon after their discharge from the military, but where does one start in the process?
As you may expect from the title of this article, I do not have a military experience. However, being a recruitment professional I have seen thousands of resumes of active or former military members. Very often I come across veterans whose post-military career does not reflect the experience and expertise they gained while on duty.
In the last post I likened the transition from military to civilian life to going through a different type of basic training: one that will likely be challenging and humbling. I provided a few tips including the absolute necessity of focusing your search on a handful of companies, and: Identifying where (geographically) you want to
Your active duty career ends in 6 months and you’re currently stationed overseas or on the opposite side of the US. You have taken a long hard look at your plans to leave the service and are setting your priorities accordingly. You have taken the required transition courses, built your master resume and have