G.I. Jobs- The Best Blog For Military Veterans

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G.I. Jobs- The Best Blog For Military Veterans.

Want to catch up on the latest from G.I. Jobs? You’ve come to the best blog for military veterans. Here are our latest and greatest articles, guaranteed to arm you with the info you need to help you transition to a civilian career you’ll love.

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  • Veteran Influncer of the month

Veteran Influencer of Month, Natalie Oliverio- Making A Difference!

Today G.I. Jobs launches a new honor that recognizes veterans who are having a ...

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A Tribute to 9/11 from VIQTORY

Over the past 17 years, each of our separate experiences has put us on the path to serve veterans together. We are a team that cares, a team with a vision to provide opportunity, and a team with a foundation set by values that have been fortified by the ways this day has impacted each of us.

  • Veteran Influncer of the month

Veteran Influencer of Month, Natalie Oliverio- Making A Difference!

Today G.I. Jobs launches a new honor that recognizes veterans who are having a ...

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A Tribute to 9/11 from VIQTORY

Over the past 17 years, each of our separate experiences has put us on the path to serve veterans together. We are a team that cares, a team with a vision to provide opportunity, and a team with a foundation set by values that have been fortified by the ways this day has impacted each of us.

  • Veteran Influncer of the month

Veteran Influencer of Month, Natalie Oliverio- Making A Difference!

Today G.I. Jobs launches a new honor that recognizes veterans who are having a ...

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How To Position Yourself To Land Your Dream Job

1SG(R) Justin C. Pearson & USAF veteran Jay Jackson talk about: How To Position Yourself To Land Your Dream Job! We are your number #1 transition resource bringing you the latest and greatest! Find Employers that want to HIRE you NOW!

Preparing For Your VA Physical

MCPON(R) Mike Stevens and our Veteran Advocates: Preparing For Your VA Physical! We are your number #1 transition resource bringing you the latest and greatest! Find Employers that want to HIRE you NOW!

Get Out and Take Off

Find yourself and your transition goals to start your next career. By Mike Asper, USMC (2005-2011)

  • thrift savings plan

Understanding Civilian Retirement Plans: Thrift Savings Plan

Hopefully while you were in uniform you were able to put some funds into the ...

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  • US Foods

Employers Recruit Veterans to Deliver the Food We Eat

SPONSORED* America loves to take out and eat out, and the inside track on the ...

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  • Networking with Linkedin

The Extensive Guide to Networking With LinkedIn

NETWORKING WITH LINKEDIN Finding a job after leaving the military is almost never an easy ...

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  • Networking with Linkedin

Understanding Civilian Retirement Plans: Part 2

I don’t know about you, but when I entered the military (slightly after the earth ...

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  • Financial Literacy Tools

Great Financial Literacy Tools Available to Veterans

As VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration, we often write about the VA benefits that Veterans, service members ...

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  • Buying New Clothing

Dress For Success: Buying New Clothing as a Civilian

Buying new clothing for your civilian life is a sometimes overlooked cost - but it's ...

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  • Military Mindset

Separating From The Military Mindset After Retirement

No matter how well a servicemember prepares, the act of transitioning from the military mindset ...

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  • Transitioning Servicemembers

Fort Drum TAP Leader’s Advice For Transitioning Service Members

There are nearly 300 transitioning service members who separate from the military every month at ...

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  • Retirement Plans

Understanding Civilian Retirement Plans: Part 1

An active duty servicemember doesn’t need to think much about retirement plans.  There is one, ...

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Veterans Coming Home: Challenges of Reintegration

*SPONSORED*   Returning servicemembers have to adjust to an entirely new mindset. The structure and ...

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Creating A Circle of Colleagues

Military active duty is a calling like no other.  The men and women that you ...

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  • Network

Building Your Network: Making The Right Connections

Like any other military operation, building your network is never complete.  Rather, it is full ...

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  • Veteran Job Fairs

Do’s and Don’ts At Veteran Job Fairs: A Corporate Recruiter’s View

Job fairs, networking events and mixers are ideal opportunities for job seekers to meet live ...

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  • Networking

Utilize The Right Networking Tools In Your Job Search

Transitioning members of the military hear it constantly in job search workshops – “Network!” Professional ...

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  • Military Experience

Sometimes Your Military Rank Won’t Translate To Civilian Careers

You’ve transitioned to civilian life, but every job you find expects you to start at ...

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  • Veteran Employment

Your 8-Digit Grid Coordinate To Veteran Employment

To My Fellow Veterans (Open Letter #2), I'll never forget the conversation I had several ...

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  • Personal Brand

Launch A Post-Military Personal Brand With Social Networking

In this day and age, social media is nearly everywhere:  from duck face selfies to ...

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  • Military Transition

Looking On The Bright Side of Military Transition

Leaving the military is a very strange experience. Finding a job, insurance, and a place ...

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  • Veterans

An Open Letter to Veterans: Why You Aren’t Being Hired

Open Letter #1...To My Fellow Veterans, One of the most courageous things you will ever ...

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  • Veterans Preference

Understanding Veterans’ Preference and Employment Eligibility, Part 1

If you are a transitioning military member, it is important to understand your veterans’ preference ...

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  • Resume Writing

The Meat and Potatoes of Resume Writing

(Potatoes First – keep reading, there is some USDA Prime Tenderloin Filet in about 45 ...

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  • Questions to ask in a job interview

Six Questions To Ask At A Job Interview

Recently I’ve been applying for new jobs internally and I was talking with one of ...

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Great Jobs For Veterans: Why We Succeed As Project Managers

SPONSORED As a veteran mentor, I hear a lot of questions about what skills ...

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  • how to use linkedin

How To Use LinkedIn: Here’s Your Tips and Tricks

SPONSORED   In the early 90s, you could apply for a job by visiting companies ...

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Military Retirement Timeline: 5 steps towards getting a job

One of the biggest questions about getting a job after retiring from the military is, ...

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3 Ways to Apply Intentionality in Your Military Transition

You may be asking yourself “What is Intentionality and How Can It Help Me Leave ...

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  • Veteran Owned Businesses

8 Best Industries for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen an influx of military veterans transitioning their skills ...

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  • Bad Habits

6 Bad Habits You Developed In The Military, and How To Break Them

Veterans come out of the military with years of training in one particular mindset and ...

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  • positive thinking military transition

How Positive Thinking Can Help Your Military Transition

If you have not heard, let me be the first to tell you:  leaving the ...

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  • how to apply for VA disability

Applying for VA Disability and Compensation

With a whole world of opportunity on the horizon, transitioning out of the service can ...

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  • guide to networking for introverts

Networking for Introverts: Does a Guide Even Exist?

Networking. For introverts that word ranks up there with other feel-good words and ideas ...

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  • military to civilian transition

3 Misconceptions About Military Transition

Whether you are within days of leaving the military or you still have many years ...

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  • Career options for veterans

3 “In the Meantime” Job Options for Student Veterans

Your Story is Just Beginning… The first job you get after leaving the military is ...

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Post-9/11 Veterans Find Incredible Careers in Business Services, Where Specialized Firms Provide Services to Other Businesses

Adam Locklin can't decide which is the best part of his job: fighting cybercrime at ...

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The Military Prepared Submarine Officer Ernie Reyes to Implement Strategy for Caterpillar

Challenge Accepted. As a kid growing up between Chicago and Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, Ernie ...

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Air Force Veteran Sean Lux Jettisons a Software Engineering Career to Pursue a Law Degree

Sean Lux woke up one day and decided to go to law school. He'd thought ...

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Combat Veteran and Robert Morris University President Chris Howard Shares What It Means to Be Military Friendly

When is the last time you had a conversation that changed you for the better? ...

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How to Keep Track and Focus Your Job Search

If you’re hitting the pavement hard for job opportunities, organization is vital for efficiency and ...

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  • transition from active duty to civilian

Transition From Active Duty to Civilian Life- Here’s How!

I wanted to share the ups and downs of my transition from Active Duty back ...

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7 Hot Industries Military Job Seekers Should Consider

The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, including increases in a variety of industries, ...

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  • Apprenticeship Programs for veterans

Free Apprenticeship Programs For Veterans: Here’s How To Get Started!

Upon military retirement or separation, veterans are suddenly faced with not only the question of ...

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Military Choice

Here are 10 programs to consider that fit well with military training and experience for ...

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On The Rise

The following education programs were mentioned often enough by the 2017 Military Friendly® Employers ...

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Professional Credentials

A professional credential is a license, certificate, diploma or other document that proves an individual’s ...

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  • transition from active duty to civilian

Here’s What To Do When You Decide To Transition Out Of The Military

Did you know that 250,000 veterans will transition out of the military in 2017? This ...

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  • welding schools for transitioning veterans

Welding Schools For Transitioning Military Veterans

Employers desperately need trained welders. That's because they know that their products and structures are ...

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  • Re-Brand Yourself

How to Re-brand Yourself for the Career that You Actually Want

Transitioning from the military is filled with a variety of challenges that require us to ...

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Managing Money: Making the Move from the Military to Financial Services

When most of us hear the term “financial services,” we think of a bank teller, ...

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  • defense jobs that dont require a clearance

Working in the Defense Industry Without a Clearance

The defense industry is not only filled with upwardly mobile careers, but it is teeming ...

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  • ways to job search when you already have one

7 Undercover Ways to Job Search When You Already Have One

Original article by Emily Moore As someone who closed the deal on a new job ...

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  • let you work from home

20 Companies That’ll Let You Work From Home—Hiring Now!

Original article by Emily Moore There’s nothing quite like work-from-home days — no time spent ...

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Veterans Can Have a Serious Interest in Creative Writing Too!

Have you ever thought about writing a book? Crazy? Or intriguing? If you have a ...

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  • IT Manager Jobs

Soft Skills That Matter in IT Manager Jobs

When people think about pursuing IT manager jobs, they tend to focus heavily on the ...

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How You Can Get the Most Out of Owning Your Own Business

Attention veterans and even military spouses! If military life has taught you how to execute ...

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  • employee benefits and perks

Top 20 Employee Benefits and Perks for 2017

Original article by the Glassdoor Team Unlimited vacation? Been there, done that. Work-from-home Fridays? Par ...

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  • things to never say in a salary negotiation

9 Things to Never Say in a Salary Negotitation

Original article by Amy Elisa Jackson You’re 96% sure that you are ready to schedule ...

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  • words to never include in your resume

21 Words To Never Include In Your Resume

Original article by Amy Elisa Jackson We have all heard the saying, “You’ll never get ...

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  • types of companies you should never work for

7 Types of Companies You Should Never Work For

Original article by Amy Elisa Jackson No matter how desperate you are for a job, ...

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  • lessons i wish i had learned before my military transition

Top 10 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Before My Military Transition

A year ago, my wife and I decided that we were at a decision point ...

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  • tips for changing occupations

New Year, New Career: 5 Tips for Changing Occupations

Original article by Elka Torpey Do you ever wonder if the grass is greener in ...

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  • veteran turned software engineer

Army Veteran Turned Software Engineer

Co-author, Breaking Into Startups I discovered programming while deployed to Iraq in 2015. I was ...

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  • arguments to deserving a raise

5 Arguments to Deserving a Raise — That Your Boss Can’t Ignore

Original article by Anna Bahney Staring down your supervisor and saying, "Hey, so, I think ...

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Honor Their Future

President Barack Obama hosts the Medal of Honor Ceremony for retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent ...

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Solar Success

Rick Cunningham Age: 51 Civilian Job: Operations Manager, Envision Solar International, Inc. Military Service: ...

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Tough Transition

Jeffry D. McGrath Age: 47 Civilian Job: ADirector Property Operations, Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina ...

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  • Cloud

Get Your Head in the Cloud

Could IT skills be any more relevant in today’s world? An emphasis on cloud computing, ...

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Managing Money

When most of us hear the term “financial services,” we think of a bank teller, ...

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  • jobs veterans can use their security clearance for

8 Jobs Veterans Can Use Their Security Clearance For

Many positions in the military require a security clearance, but did you know that there ...

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  • ways veterans can make the most out of linkedin

7 New Ways Veterans Can Make the Most Out of LinkedIn

*SPONSORED   At G.I. Jobs we regularly champion how LinkedIn can benefit active, transitioning and ...

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Digging Deep

Steve Van Cott Age: 38 Civilian Job: Area Manager, B325 Powerhouse and Coal Management, ...

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How To Grow a Beard

Robert Graves, C.Ht Age: 34 Civilian Job: Peak Performance Counselor/Author/Life Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist, ...

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  • network with your professor

How (and Why) to Network with Your Professor

I know what you’re thinking: “This article is going to tell me how to suck ...

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  • military habits

5 Military Habits That Change How You Do Civilian Things

By Angry Staff Officer Some habits stick with you, even when you are off post, ...

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  • military transition

Months After My Military Transition: Making Adjustments for the New Year

The beginning of the year often causes us to reminisce over the previous 12 months ...

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  • how to professionally quit a job

How to Professionally Quit a Job You Hate

Many people get up every day and go to jobs they hate. Whether it’s a ...

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  • negatives of working from home

Overcoming Some of the Negatives of Working From Home

When I was in the military, the idea of working from home sounded like paradise. ...

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4 Things to Consider When Looking Into Government Contracting

Trying to decide which direction to go when considering employment options for after the military ...

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  • pursue a career in coding

See How This Veteran Was Able to Confidently Pursue a Career in Coding

Jameel Matin spent 5 years in the US Armed Forces as an Infantryman in the ...

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  • professional ways to brag

3 Professional Ways To Brag On Yourself and Land The Job

By  Katherine Gauthier Raise your hand if you have ever applied for a job. Now ...

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  • 2017 Military Friendly Schools and Employers

Military Friendly® Awards Recognize Top Employers and Schools

PITTSBURGH—Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for ...

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  • retiring from the military

Finding a Career After Retiring from the Military

Retiring from the military and finding a career for your post-military life can be daunting. ...

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  • learning to code

Learning to Code While Deployed to Iraq

TL; DR: While still in the Army, I went from never having programmed to getting ...

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  • stay fit after the military

Developing A Plan To Stay Healthy After the Military

After 12 years on active duty, I remember thinking about the early mornings I spent ...

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  • overcoming obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles in Your Military-to-Civilian Career Transition

Your military-to-civilian career transition is an exciting time in your life. The world is your ...

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  • transitioning from the military

5 Podcasts to Listen to if You’re Transitioning from the Military

Transitioning from the military? Podcasts are great resources for you to listen on-the-go as you ...

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  • respond to a job offer

How Long Can You Take to Respond to A Job Offer?

You mastered the interview questions and answers and It happened! You've been offered a job. ...

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  • veterans interested in a writing career

A Guide for Veterans Interested in a Writing Career

If you’re reading this article, I bet you can tell that I’m a writer. I wrote the line you’re reading right now. This one too. I wrote this whole article, as a matter of fact. What might not be as obvious is that I am also a veteran.

Get a Job You’ll Love in 90 Days

When it comes to career advice, there’s a huge consensus that you should find your ...

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  • job search apps for veterans

4 Job Search Apps Veterans Should Be Using Right Now

Are you looking for a job board for veterans? Using apps right on your phone ...

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Crafty Career Choice

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MCPON’s Next Mission

Like many service members leaving the military, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike ...

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  • transferable soft skills

7 Transferable Soft Skills to Capitalize on in Your Civilian Job Search

As a service member, you’ve gained a plethora of hard skills on the job that ...

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  • military retirement

Preparing for Military Retirement: What to Know Before You Go

By Jennifer McDonald Barring something unforeseen, my husband will retire from over 30 years of ...

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  • main things you need to know about applicant tracking systems

3 Main Things You Need to Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

Have you spent hours applying to jobs posted on company websites only to hear nothing ...

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  • help your spouse re-launch their professional career

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 ...

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  • applying to coding boot camps

What to Consider Before Applying to Coding Boot Camps

Part I: Before you decide to apply The first ever coding boot camp popped up ...

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Get a Job You’ll Love in 90 Days, Part II

This is the second installment in our series Get a Job You’ll Love in 90 ...

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