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5 Ways Your Work Review is Different from Any Military Review

Your work review is not a military review. Civilian performance reviews are unencumbered by military protocol and structured submission requirements; it is largely up to your supervisor. But both reviews are equally competitive. Performance review standards for military members vary depending on the branch of service and MOS of the service member.  A cook in the Navy serving ...

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4-Step Guide to Union Apprenticeships

Applying for a union apprenticeship can be an arduous process. Most applicants have no idea what a union entrance exam will cover, or even what qualities unions are looking for. Truthfully, every union is different in positive and negative ways in terms of who they take into their apprenticeship programs. This is the general process. ...

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6 Keys to Resume Effectiveness

Photo Credit: kafka4prez, Creative Commons   Getting a Military To Civilian resume ready to send out to a prospective employer can be a difficult and time consuming process. You may only need a resume every couple of years or so, unlike sending out an email which most people do every day, you may have to re-learn ...

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Public Speaking for Dummies

Photo Credit: Creative Commons Do you tremble with fear at the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and giving a speech? Studies have shown that the fear of public speaking can be just as powerful as the fear of death. Many people who suffer from the fear of public speaking are ...

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Straight to the Source: Get the Hiring Manager’s Name

Photo Credit: Kate Hiscock You can send applications into a black hole known as the "recruiting portal" that most companies use until the stars burn out – never actually moving your job search forward. Are you ready for a smarter, more humanized recruiting process available today? You need to go straight to the source: get ...

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Jobs That Pay $100k

Often making a six-figure salary is associated with scalpels or law degrees, but in fact you can turn a hefty salary outside the medical and legal fields. To help visualize your path to making $100,000 or more a year, simply break down the income by month. If making $8,333 a month sounds a little less ...

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Should You Relocate for a Job?

If you were offered a job in another city or your current employer asked you to relocate, would you do it? Some employees would say yes instantly; others might struggle with the uncertainty that a move to another city could bring. Before accepting a job offer requiring you to relocate based on your emotions, over-excitement ...

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Don’t Get Stuck in a Career Rut

If you wake up every morning dreading your job, chances are good that you're stuck in a career rut. Career ruts are like a rip tide: easy to swim into but difficult to swim out of. Whether or not you started your job and just got swept away or your current position with your dream ...

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7 Things You’re Doing Wrong at Work

Now that you have been promoted, have your dream job and are sleeping easier knowing that your job is secure, this article is for you. As an employee and a manager I have had the opportunity to sit on both sides of the table, and I am acutely aware of how both sides work. I ...

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