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Interview Preparation: Ensure You Complete Your Mission

As a former P-3 mission commander, I knew the success of my mission and the safety of my crew depended on paying close attention to the intelligence briefing. Now, as a business owner, I know the success of your misison - finding the right job --depends upon paying close attention to interview preparation. The world’s ...

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How to Master the Post-Interview Follow-Up

Your job interview is the culmination of a lot of work. You've prepared and polished your resume, gone through TAP or ACAP, read your back issues of G.I. Jobs, passed the online screening questions and finished the in-person interview. There’s a natural tendency to feel as if you've finished. But you haven’t. And those who ...

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How to Organize Your Resume

The details of your resume are vitally important, but for a moment, I'll ask you to increase altitude to 30,000 feet and scan the horizon for the big picture. It’s important to organize your resume by major jobs held. Treat your resume like your “professional life story.” Paint a self-portrait for hiring managers that makes them ...

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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Military chaff is deployed by ships and aircraft to deter incoming missiles and rockets. Chaff is white noise. Chaff is interference. Chaff detours. The people who do civilian jobs hiring and recruiting are bombarded with chaff every day, and it takes two forms – countless resumes that cross their desks, and the extraneous information that masks ...

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Why Accreditation Matters

Don't waste your time and money. If that degree isn't from an accredited school, potential employers won't care that you have it. Here's why accreditation matters. Here’s How it Works Some accrediting organizations review colleges and universities; others examine specific academic programs such as law, medicine and engineering. An accreditation evaluation includes an in-depth self-review by the ...

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Why Are Employers Seeking Military Experience?

  Download This List to Save & Share Download PDF Now!     There are thousands of employers seeking military experience, and there are several reason why. Here's a look at 12 reasons why companies will want to hire you. #1 Leadership Given responsibility for lives, budgets, expensive equipment and performance at a very young ...

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The Importance of an Effective Cover Letter

Do you discard junk mail before fully reading it? Do you keep the TV remote in-hand, switching channels within seconds of the next bad commercial? Do you skip over boring magazine ads? There’s a pretty simple and logical reason for this: most marketing is bad marketing! But, you’re looking for a  civilian job after your ...

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6 Ways Lifelong Learning Drives Your Career

Tom Larkin learned a lot. Tom, a military transitioner I once knew, was excited about graduating from business school. To him, it meant an end to 25 years of continuous school and studying. You see, after finishing college, he went through two years of Navy nuclear power school, nearly two years of surface warfare (SWO) ...

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8 Common Interview Questions

Having been on both sides of more interviews than I care to admit, I’ve compiled a list of the eight most common interview questions I’ve asked and been asked, along with guidance on how to answer them. Note the word “guidance.” There is no right or wrong answer. Rather, I aim to provide insight into ...

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Things to Consider Before Getting Out of the Military

Arguably, one of the most monumental decisions you can make is getting out of the military and pursuing a civilian career. Whether you served more than 20 years and will retire or have decided to leave after an initial enlistment, the decision to stay or go requires numerous considerations. First, here’s what NOT to do: ...

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