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What is a Cover Letter and Why Do I Need One?

It’s likely that the job you are applying for requires a cover letter, to which you may be responding: what is a cover letter and why do I need one? It’s time to discover, unlock and demystify the power of the mighty cover letter. Job applications are boring, not only for you, but for the potential ...

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You Haven’t Heard Back After the Interview. What Now?

The agony of defeat. Over a week has passed since your interview and still no word back. Hold on, wait, this isn’t defeat, not yet anyway. There could be a thousand reasons why you haven't heard back from the interviewer. This isn’t over, is it? No. No it’s not. But what now? Maybe all you ...

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Jobs You Can Jump Right into After the Military – No Degree Required

Because why not just keep working and making money? Nowhere will you find a mandate that says you must hold a college degree to earn a reasonable salary. Here are five jobs you can jump right into after the military: 1. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installer This is a job that is both metaphorically and literally bright. ...

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Choosing the Right Job as a Military Veteran

Truthfully, there are a lot more jobs for veterans than often realized — logical, really — because as vets we not only have the advantage of a longstanding reputation for professionalism, we are critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and generators of ideas: ideas which we not only create out of thin air, but also know how to ...

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6 Veteran Scholarships You Need to Take Advantage of Now

SPONSORED CONTENT   Don’t let the GI Bill — even tuition assistance (TA) — be your only financial aid for college. Check out these quick facts to see if you are eligible for the six veteran scholarships that you need to take advantage of now: 1. American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary offers opportunities for ...

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Choosing a Degree as a Military Veteran

When choosing a degree, it’s important to understand that your MOS is not a signifier of what you should do from here on out. Your military service itself is enough. Employers are not expecting what you did in the military to automatically translate into the civilian sector, and your degree need not be restricted to ...

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Famous Actors Who Served In the Military and How YOU Can Become One Too!

What do Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood and Paul Newman have in common? Besides being Oscar-winning actors, they are all celebrities and veterans who served in the military. Heard of Drew Carey, “Golden Girl” Bea Arthur, Gene Hackman, “Trekky” Leonard Nimoy … the versatile James Earl Jones? They all served, too. So, want to join the ...

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Pre-Game Your Job Interview With These 5 Best Interviewing Tips for Military Veterans

Upfront apologies — no alcoholic beverages involved — just some of our best interviewing tips for military veterans: friendly mental and physical pre-gaming tips to prepare for job interviews before you shake hands and have a seat as a job candidate at your future employer's office. As a vet, you know it pays to prepare. A ...

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What the GRE Really Means for Veterans

Photo Credit: Eric E Castro A lot of mystery seeps into conversations about the infamous Graduate Record Examination (GRE) — conversations that mostly funnel into further mystery and individual wonderment. Thankfully, in reality, all the GRE requires of a test-taker is preparation — something veterans are rather keen on, conveniently so. That said, no amount ...

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Master These 10 Details for a Successful Military-to-Civilian Transition

From fashion to conversational politeness, it’s the little things that count, and will be appreciated. Here are 10 often overlooked details that will ensure your success as you make the military-to-civilian transition. 1. Look the part Let's face it, people are predominantly visual, and first impressions are clinchers. No need to take out a personal loan to ...

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