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5 Smart Strategies to Help Your Spouse Re-Launch Their Professional Career

Your spouse has made many sacrifices to remain by your side while you pursue your military career—one of them may have been their own professional career. Perhaps they gave up a military career, never capitalized on the great master's degree they studied for, left the professional workforce to raise children, or resigned from their dream ...

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Tips for a Successful OCONUS Transition

Let’s start by being completely honest. One of the easiest ways to streamline your transition from the military is to take your last tour in the location you plan on staying in. The logistics are simpler, you can network like a professional, and your address and potential start date will be much more palatable to ...

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5 Actions You Must Take After You Accept a Job Offer

Congrats! You have the job offer in hand and start in two weeks. You can put all that painful job-search strategizing behind you and start celebrating. Or can you? It’s not quite time to pop the champagne cork if you are smart about your career and want to protect your professional reputation. There are protocols ...

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The Importance of College Accreditation

The GI Bill is one of the most valuable benefits offered to service personnel. Used wisely, it can fully fund your tuition and fees for a course that will kick-start your future career – all while providing assistance with housing costs. How could you go wrong? Sadly, many service personnel have gone wrong. The world ...

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6 Mistakes Veterans Should Avoid on LinkedIn

Two million of this social network’s 128 million users identify as US military or veterans, so chances are you have heard of LinkedIn or created an account. It’s a smart move. It is the professional networking platform to be on—for most industries. But just being on LinkedIn isn’t good enough, which is why we wrote ...

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$100k Security Contracting Jobs for Veterans

SPONSORED   Does the idea of a lucrative paycheck for a dangerous short-term gig in one of the world’s hot spots appeal to you? If you are pondering the notion for more than a moment or wondering how much it pays, then security contracting might be for you. Private security contracting is a booming industry, ...

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The Veteran eMentor Leadership Program

Photo Credit: Caitlin Brandl Imagine having a personal career strategist on your team as you transition out of the military. Someone with civilian workforce expertise, an understanding of hiring practices, connections in your industry, and most importantly, someone who genuinely wants to see you succeed. Envisage bouncing ideas off this guru while you leverage shared professional ...

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Top Programs for Veterans in the Finance Industry

Are you high-energy, driven, extremely organized, detail-oriented, flexible and able to manage stress well? Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of prioritizing multiple projects in a rapidly changing environment? If so, there are programs for veterans in the finance industry that can fast-track your transition to a new career. The finance industry has a long ...

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6 Mistakes Veterans Make on LinkedIn. How Many Are You Making?

“Are you on LinkedIn ... you HAVE to be on LinkedIn!” If you are transitioning from the military any time in the next few years, you are probably getting tired of hearing this. Everyone from your career counselor to the neighbor down the street has let you know that LinkedIn is the place to be as ...

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Who Else Wants to Be a Part of the BOOMING Temporary Job Market? Don’t Miss Your Opportunity!

Are you transitioning out of the military and looking for job security? Temporary jobs are probably fairly low on your radar, but here's why you should get a temporary job and  why they are worth it! "Should I take a temp job?" The temporary industry is booming. CareerBuilder statistics indicate that the number of temp jobs grew by ...

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