Veteran Career articles 2017-05-12T12:47:50+00:00
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The Warrior Ethos Reaches Tech

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Post military service, Jameel Matin gradually got comfortable with the business casual look. After all, for five years he wore a Marines’ uniform. In his closet camouflage made way for button up polos and creased ...

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3 “In the Meantime” Job Options for Student Veterans

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Your Story is Just Beginning… The first job you get after leaving the military is not the end of your story by any stretch of the imagination.  You can definitely change jobs a few times. ...

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

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Adam Locklin can't decide which is the best part of his job: fighting cybercrime at the financial giant PwC* or being part of his company's Veterans Affinity Network, where he's taken part in ceremonies and ...

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20 Jobs That Pay Over $100k With The Least Competition

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Company ratings, benefits, and perks, plus salary are all factors that come to mind for the average job seeker. However, one factor that the savvy seeker should also consider is the popularity or competitiveness of a job title.

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6 Healthcare Careers for Squeamish People

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Healthcare careers can combine the advantages of a great occupational outlook with a chance to make a difference in people’s lives. If you’re like me, the downside is that many of the jobs in healthcare ...

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8 Jobs Veterans Can Use Their Security Clearance For

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Many positions in the military require a security clearance, but did you know that there are plenty of job opportunities in the civilian world where veterans can use them too? Some career fields may be ...

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3 Financial Services Jobs You Didn’t Know You Were Qualified For

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Many career fields in the military give veterans a great deal of options when looking for a job after serving. One industry that many may not often consider is the financial services industry. Financial services ...

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How to Professionally Quit a Job You Hate

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Many people get up every day and go to jobs they hate. Whether it’s a supervisor you don’t agree with, a negative environment or just a position you may have outgrown, no one wants to ...

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So You’re Interested in Becoming a Teacher After the Military…

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The world of teaching can be a rewarding and meaningful career choice. If you’re reading this, then I’m guessing you are considering a career in education but may not be sure if it’s the right ...

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3 Surprising Jobs in Manufacturing That Are Great For Vets

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

For many veterans, manufacturing jobs bring to mind images of the old days of heavy industry—the gritty, dirty work of steel-making or the massive assembly lines of Detroit auto plants. While those kinds of traditional ...

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6 Careers in Insurance That Don’t require a College Degree

November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Insurance is a mysterious thing. We rely on it, we expect it to be there when we need it, but most of us don’t really spend much time thinking about it. Heck, my father and ...

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4 Job Search Apps Veterans Should Be Using Right Now

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Are you looking for a job board for veterans? Using apps right on your phone can make job searching easy. But with hundreds of apps available to job seekers, which ones are the most simple ...

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Where the Jobs Are: 5 Hot Industries Hiring in the New Year

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Need a civilian job when you get out of the military? The Labor Department provides a monthly report that shows which employers are doing the most hiring. Professional/business services Employers in this category hired 52,000 ...

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6 Companies That Want To Hire Veterans Right NOW!

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Whether you’re preparing for your upcoming transition into the civilian sector or you’ve been out for a while and you’re looking for a better career with a company that loves to hire veterans, our companies ...

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How Long Should You Stay in Your Defense Contractor Position? We Break It Down!

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: RAF Brize Norton   Gone are the days that company loyalty is valued above all other aspects of the employer/employee relationship. Mega corporations and fast-changing needs have created an atmosphere of turnover, especially ...

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Defense Contractor Jobs For Veterans – You’re A Perfect Fit!

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Dan Kuttel   Let us start out with a definition of defense contractor to have a better understanding as to why a veteran career path may correlate. Per the encyclopedia-based definition, “A defense ...

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Veteran Recruiting Agency Orion International Tells All Webinar. A Must Watch!

March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

SPONSORED Bri Phillis, Digital Marketing Manager for G.I. Jobs, interviewed the team at Orion International, the Nation’s largest military veteran recruiting agency. Orion  finds civilian careers for Junior Military Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, Enlisted Technicians, and Combat ...

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Intelligence Analyst

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $79,870 What They Do They collect information from a variety of sources, including surveillance, intelligence networks, law enforcement databases and geographic information systems. Then they analyze and evaluate the data to prevent terrorism ...

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Registered Nurse

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $66,640 What They Do Nurses provide care to ill, injured, disabled or convalescent patients. They work in all areas of health care, from hospitals and doctors’ offices to schools, insurance companies and nursing ...

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Commercial Driver

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $48,793 What They Do There are lots of things you can drive, from a train (yes, there are Military Friendly® Employers recruiting veterans to drive trains) to a horse-drawn carriage (not so much). ...

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Bank Branch Manager

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $57,745 What They Do Bank managers run the bank branch – sometimes more than one. They oversee the staff, ensure operational excellence and customer satisfaction, and monitor the branch’s revenue and expenses. Why ...

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Claims Representative

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $44,520 What They Do Claims representatives guide customers through the insurance claims process, serving as the primary contact for customers while at the same time working to satisfy the insurer. Why It's Hot ...

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Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans 2016

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Get the updated 2017 Hot Jobs For Veterans Download Right Now! Getting Out? Don’t Have a Job? Don’t Get Uptight. Get Informed. If your EAS date is approaching and you still don’t have an ...

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Clinical Technician

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $49,310 What They Do These pros work behind the scenes in hospitals, clinics or government labs, conducting tests and analyses on bodily fluids, tissue or other substances. They play a critical part in ...

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Retail Store Manager

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $55,825 What They Do They’re in charge of the day-to-day operations of a retail store, which can range from fast-food restaurants to big box stores – and everything in between. These can be ...

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Front-Line Supervisor: Construction

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $65,292 What They Do This is another one that doesn’t need a lengthy explanation. These professionals run construction crews, directly supervising and coordinating the daily activities on a variety of sites. Why It's ...

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HR Manager

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $57,340 What They Do Human resources managers oversee a company’s recruiting and hiring efforts. They administer benefits and act as the link between top management and employees. Why It's Hot The BLS projects ...

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Training & Development Specialist

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $57,340 What They Do Not a whole lot of detail needed for this one. These men and women train employees – planning, coordinating and executing the company or organization’s training programs. Why It's ...

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Software Engineer

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $97,990 What They Do These much-in-demand professionals design, develop and test the software and systems that allow computers and devices to perform tasks. They apply engineering principles to create or improve customized systems ...

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Manufacturing Technician

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $58,130 What They Do Manufacturing technicians use mechanical and technical skills to set up and install operating machines, perform basic and preventative maintenance to keep them running smoothly, and oversee the computer programs ...

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Communications Technician

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $55,190 What They Do They set up, troubleshoot, maintain and fix telecommunications systems that transmit and process voice, video and data signals. This is not a desk job, so if you have military ...

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Finance Services & Accounting Manager

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Financial Advisor Average Salary: $81,060 Accounting Manager Average Salary: $78,678 What They Do This career orbits around money. There are an infinite number of paths to follow, from insurance and banking to corporate finance. Best ...

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Field Service Representative

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $58,145 What They Do Field service representatives are part of a company’s customer service team, providing technical support, products or services outside the office. They’re the link between the company and its customers. ...

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Industrial Systems Operators

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $46,169 What They Do They manufacture goods in a variety of industries, performing tasks that may include operating machines, assembling and inspecting products, and conducting quality control. Why It's Hot In a recent ...

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Electrical & Mechanical Technicians

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $53,070 *Companies appearing on this page are paid advertisers who may be interested in recruiting you What They Do Electrical and mechanical technicians use their knowledge of mechanical technology and electrical circuits to ...

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Asset Protection Officer

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $64,000 What They Do Simply put, they figure out how to prevent the loss of an employer’s assets. They monitor traffic and activity, and conduct investigations when loss occurs. Managers in this field ...

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March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $101,111 What They Do This is a super broad umbrella that encompasses dozens of specialties, from biomedical, biomechanical and architectural engineers to agricultural, aerospace and petroleum engineers. You’ll need to find the specialty ...

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Operations & Facilities Manager

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $69,877 What They Do These professionals oversee the day-to-day operations of stores, offices, factories, schools, hospitals, warehouses and lots more. They could be in charge of one facility or branch, or multiple locations. ...

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Sales Rep & Business Development

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $55,020 What They Do Sales reps sell products or services that their company or organization offers, while business development professionals focus on potential growth opportunities and partnerships. Essentially, they ask the question, “How ...

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Customer Service Manager/Rep

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $83,566 *Companies appearing on this page are paid advertisers who may be interested in recruiting you   What They Do Their goal is to keep customers happy and keep the department running smoothly, ...

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Logistician & Supply Chain Manager

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $73,870 What They Do Few organizations know how to move stuff like the military. That’s why military experience in logistics and supply transfer so well to corporate America, where they will analyze and ...

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Information Technology Specialist

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $61,380 What They Do These pros use their technical expertise to maintain the company or organization’s computer systems. They solve problems and figure out how to grow the technology systems as the company ...

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Business Operations Manager

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Average Salary: $97,270 *Companies appearing on this page are paid advertisers who may be interested in recruiting you   What They Do It depends on the business and industry where they work, but this job ...

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Is Pharmaceutical Sales a Good Career Path? We Think So!

March 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: media.wweek One thing we all know about the medical field is that it will always be in demand. Whether they are healthy or chronically ill, people will always need the attention of a ...

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5 Tips for Landing a Job in Retail When You Have No Previous Experience

March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: RichardWesner   A recent post titled "Retail Industry — Insiders Tell All!" got a lot of military veterans excited about opportunities in the retail sector, and now this post will help you break into the ...

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Trucking Jobs 6 Reasons Why You’re A Good Fit!

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Military service can be a powerful advantage in the job market, and it’s easy to see why. The ability to maintain professionalism and perform under demanding circumstances has applications across a number of different jobs. ...

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What Exactly Is a Diversified Service Company and How Can it Benefit You?

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: FusionCareerServices Ltd As you head into full job search mode, you might run across a few corporate terms that are a bit confusing. You almost feel like you should know what they mean… ...

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Troops to Energy Jobs Program – Who Else Wants A Power Career?

March 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Engineers Australia If you’re a veteran looking to translate military skills into a civilian career or learning an entirely new trade, the Troops To  Energy Jobs Program  might just fit your needs. Our ...

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Judicious Jurist

February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Careful use of his education benefits allows a former airman to get the most out of his GI Bill. What you can learn from him. Jesse Morse is a smart guy. One of the smartest ...

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Why Solar Energy Careers For Veterans Are Hot!

February 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior In a previous post titled  "Solar Energy Industry Looking Bright for Veterans"  we uncovered a press release by the White House that states, “During the next decade, the solar ...

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Can You Go to College While Still in the Military? Important Details You Need To Know.

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Education is freedom. It provides more opportunities and fewer restrictions in the workforce. While deciding whether or not to obtain a degree may not be a question for some service members, it might be an outlier for ...

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How to Use Your Military Experience to Get a Job

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

According to reported statistics by Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), 7.3 percent of all living Americans have served in the U.S. military. Given that figure, it would seem that we vets are in high demand. ...

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12 Reasons Why You Should Hire Military Veterans

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Original Article First appeared on Victory Media. Here is the original link. Hiring military veterans is more than good business; companies that hire military veterans enjoy many rewards. Today’s transitioning military vets have all of the ...

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Job Interview Tips

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Hi Dan, Thanks for reaching out! You can find the tips below. I’ve shared tips from both Kate Jackson, current Partner at Hanold Associates and former U.S. Army Officer, and tips from Ivan Perry, also a current Partner ...

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How to Pay for College As a Military Veteran

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

How to Pay for College If You Are a Military Veteran By: K.P. Kulski Veterans have several routes for financial assistance beyond Veterans Affairs (VA) programs of the GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation (Ch. 31). ...

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What Percent of College Graduates Are Unemployed?

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

After eight years of decline and slow growth, the U.S. labor market seems to have possibly turned a corner. Underemployment is down across the board to levels not seen since the opening days of the ...

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9 of the Most Legendary Heroes in US Army History

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

U.S. Army life has created a lot of heroes in its 240 years of service. Here are 9 of the most legendary soldiers to have ever shot, bayoneted, and blown up America’s enemies: 1. Gen. George Washington The ...

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Can You Guess These 10 Jobs That Pay $100k Without a Degree?

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Thomas Brenner You read our first article about jobs that pay $100k, so you know that unless you were a high-ranking officer or NCO, you’re probably looking to make a big pay jump ...

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Department of Veterans Affairs to Eliminate Reserve Educational Assistance Program

January 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), a Department of Veterans Affairs program providing education benefits to reservists activated in response to a national emergency, is being phased out as of November 2015. REAP (short for Reserve ...

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7 Reasons Why Companies Hire Veterans

January 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: David Martín Why do companies hire veterans? It is your work ethic that you bring to the table when you leave the service environment. There are a few key items to keep fresh as you make your ...

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Attention Veterans: A Military Friendly® Employer Wants To Hire You!

January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: U.S. Dept. of Defense In the face of high unemployment rates among our troops returning home from service, many organizations, government agencies and businesses have initiated programs and partnerships to promote and encourage ...

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Top Programs for Veterans in the Finance Industry

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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How to Disagree with Your Professor and Win!

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Credit: David Mulder Veterans can arrive to college with a diverse set of life experiences. While scholars like your professors may have spent more time reading and analyzing than experiencing, there can be an ...

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What the GRE Really Means for Veterans

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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 ...

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Did You See The 5 Best Civilian Jobs For Military Veterans?

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

 We know there are a lot of military veterans looking for jobs, but how do you bring all that great military experience into the civilian world and turn it into a career? What careers are ...

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Combined Insurance: Who Else Wants A Great Career?

December 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Pictured is Sgt. Spencer Miller Sgt. Spencer Miller leads a team of 10 sales agents for a Fortune 500 company, even though he’s only 26 years old and has no college degree. How’s that possible? ...

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Here’s How Manfred von Richtofen Became the Red Baron

December 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Photo: Wikipedia/German Federal Archives “The Red Baron” remains one of history’s most feared fighter pilots. At the dawn of aerial combat Manfred von Richtofen was credited with 80 kills, most of which were ...

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Starbucks Helping Veterans Make a Smooth Transition to Civilian Life

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Pictured is Susan Camoroda, Army and National Guard veteran. Walk into any Starbucks in America and you’ll find steaming cups of coffee, shelves loaded with tempting pastries and a warm, friendly place to hang out. ...

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What You Need To Know About Other-Than-Honorable Discharge

November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: The U.S. Army  Unfortunately, all too often I am asked what members should do if they are discharged with something besides an honorable discharge (like general, other-than-honorable, etc.). First, let us address the ...

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5 High-Paying Non-Desk Jobs That You Will Actually Have Fun Doing!

November 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: USFWS Mountain-Prairie For some veterans, the regular cycling between locations is one of the best features of military service. No matter how monotonous the duty, the next deployment or a change in duty ...

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Retail Industry — Insiders Tell All!

October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

SPONSORED Sgt. Kendrick Bell wanted a job with a strong leadership role when he was separating from the Air Force. But when he was approached by 7-Eleven Inc., Bell admits he was nervous about entering ...

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Going From Active Duty to Stay-at-Home Dad

October 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Public Affairs Office Fort Wainwright More fathers are choosing to stay home with their kids, and military dads are no exception. It’s great to see more guys polishing the home front. Yet the ...

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5 Survival Gear Gifts for $5 or Less

October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Georgia National Guard Nearly every month, there's a new report of some apocalyptic event that's going to force you out into the wilderness with a few gold bars and your bug-out bag. I'm ...

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What Does A Video Game Developer Do?

September 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Game on! There’s an infinite number of career paths for America’s young veterans in entertainment. Navy veteran Mark A. Diaz, 27, landed his dream job in March 2014 developing video games for id Software, which ...

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How to Get a Job in Construction Management

September 18th, 2015|0 Comments

SPONSORED* Do you crave accomplishment? Carrying out missions, relaying orders and landing supervisory roles are strengths cultivated in the military and can translate in many areas of work: in this case, outside the cubicle. Here's ...

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5 Different Types of Jobs in Agriculture for Veterans

September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’re like most people, the first image that comes to mind when you think of jobs for veterans in agriculture is that of a farmer plowing his fields. But in today’s agricultural sector, that ...

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How NOT to Go From Fit to Fat

August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

You remember the shouts from basic training: "Run faster!" "Don't stop!" "Push harder!" These statements sometimes become echoes of faint memories when we leave our military careers in the past. The truth is, once we step into ...

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Get Hired With Education AND Experience

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

What do employers value more in a veteran hire — education or experience? The answer truly is both. Any person with a higher degree of education needs some experience in order to be properly placed ...

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5 Big Professional Networking Takeaways

August 13th, 2015|0 Comments

By definition, professional networking is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups or institutions. Specifically, it's the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business. To most, the prospect of professional networking seems daunting and ...

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3 Tried and True Methods for Getting the All-Powerful Informational Interview

August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Imagine if the first interview with your dream company wasn’t a traditional job interview. Imagine having the chance to talk with someone and learn what that job you want really entails, and what day-to-day life ...

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Being Okay With Starting at an Entry-Level Role is Not Settling

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Starting out in an entry-level role in a civilian organization does not mean that you are settling for a position below your potential. “I have commanded 300 people at a given time … I should ...

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5 Techniques To Master When Learning How To Manage Difficult People

August 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Camaraderie isn't always as abundant in the civilian workplace as it was in the military. Everyone has rough days, and it can be tough to work with difficult people. Dealing with difficult personalities in the ...

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How AMVETS Helps Post-9/11 Vets

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

AMVETS is considered one of the top four Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) and is dedicated to helping veterans and their families. The following are a few ways that that AMVETS helps post-9/11 veterans:   1. University of ...

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What it Means to Be A Mentor — Lessons From Chuck Swannack

July 31st, 2015|0 Comments

We focus on the importance of mentors day in and day out in our society, but oftentimes it becomes a cliché that loses its significance. There are bosses and leaders, and those whom you have ...

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6 Outdoor Jobs for Veterans

July 30th, 2015|0 Comments

“If you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” But it is not always easy to find a job that is both fulfilling and pays well — otherwise, there probably ...

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Is Getting a Master’s Degree Worth It?

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Whether the ink is still fresh on your bachelor’s degree or it’s been collecting dust for a number of years, the thought of furthering your education even more has probably crossed your mind. Do you ...

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10 Ways to Get Financially Fit in Your Youth

July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

* SPONSORED* Article courtesy of USAA When you’re young and getting out of the military, you may have few obligations and the freedom to move across the country and start life anew. This may be ...

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What Do Increased Hiring Times Mean For You?

July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Glassdoor Economic Research presented research showing that job seekers are facing longer hiring times. Specifically, in the United States the current average hiring time is about 23 days — roughly three days longer than the average hire ...

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What’s a College Degree Worth in Today’s Dollars?

July 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

You’re back and ready to take the next step of your newly acquired civilian life by the horns. We all know that the best things in life aren’t free: your house, freedom and education. Although ...

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Should I Use a Military Skills Translator?

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The question “should I use a military skills translator?” is one that I hear often from service members. To answer the question simply: It will not hurt you and it will probably help you overall, ...

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How Long Can You Use Your Military Experience to Obtain a Job?

July 15th, 2015|0 Comments

How long can you use your military experience to obtain a position? Technically — once military, always military. But does that mean you can always use that badge as your reason to obtain a position? The answer ...

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4 Communication Errors to Avoid During Interviews

July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Fantastic! You've landed the interview. Now what? Instead of focusing on what to do during your interview, focus on what not to do. Here are four communication errors to avoid during your interview. 1. Timeliness ...

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8 Things I Learned as a Transitioning Veteran

July 10th, 2015|0 Comments

What You Didn’t Know… Transitioning service members experience many changes as they navigate their way through the private sector. There are important things to understand as you make this jump into unknown territory. Here are ...

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Ask Liz: How Far Out Should I Start Prepping for Transition?

July 9th, 2015|0 Comments

The "Ask Liz" advice column is a continuing G.I. Jobs series that will focus on specific answers to specific questions asked by transitioning military veterans. How far out should I start prepping for transition?  Answer: ...

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5 Associate Degrees with Great ROI

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

You’ve spent your military career prepping: preparing for your job, getting ready for the next mission. And even though you’ve thought about it plenty of times, what about preparing for your transition? Although it may seem ...

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New Site for Illinois Vets Interested in Health Care

July 6th, 2015|0 Comments

There is a new resource for vets in Illinois who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning launched a new website to connect transitioning military veterans to ...

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Vets Guide to Grilling — 4 Tips for the Fourth of July

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Charcoal, wood pellets or propane: it doesn't really matter. The grill's going to get hot, and you're going to enjoy some tasty treats (including a few cold ones to help along the grilling process). Here ...

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Health Care is Still Hot

June 29th, 2015|0 Comments

How hot is health care? It never cooled down during the recession, and it is still going strong. Jobs in health care are growing by double digits, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, with California, ...

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Technicians USA Needs Tech-Savvy Vets

June 26th, 2015|0 Comments

With the military drawdown pushing thousands of service members into the civilian workforce, Technicians USA’s founder David Gallemore is counting on tech-savvy veterans to fuel the company’s aggressive expansion plans. Gallemore, who served as a ...

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6 Jobs in the Military That Require Insane Brainpower

June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Not all military jobs are created equal. Some are dangerous, some are highly technical, and most fall somewhere in between. Here are the 6 brainiest enlisted military jobs (in terms of ASVAB score and training): 1. Navy ...

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5 Ways Your Work Review is Different from A Military Review

June 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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 ...

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The 7 People You Meet in Basic Training

June 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: 1. Baby-Faced Bryan Congratulations, you’ve just become a parent. In order to survive basic training, you must now not only cover your own ass, but watch out for this guy’s as well. ...

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Top 10 Undergrad Degrees with the Best ROI

June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Even if Uncle Sam is picking up all or part of your college cost, you worked hard and took risks for those education benefits. So you’ll probably still want a degree that has good financial ...

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24 Jobs You Didn’t Know the US Military Had

June 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo: US Army Sgt. Matthew Cooley From special operations weathermen to musicians and DJs, there are plenty of jobs in the military that seem like they don’t belong. Some are essential, while others just make ...

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4 Reasons Why Going To War Gives Veterans An Edge Over Their Civilian Peers

June 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: US Marine Corps Most of the news about combat trauma and PTS(D) is bad. Those of us who slogged through nasty deployments are often seen as ticking time bombs. Civilians tend to throw ...

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The World’s 10 Most Extreme Jobs

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

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5 Ways to Fit in Fitness at Work

May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Fitting in fitness at work can be a challenge for all of us at times, especially if you have a desk job. Here are a few amazing things you can do for yourself and your waistline, ...

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Hot Lists For Veterans 2015

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Whether you’re preparing for your upcoming transition into the civilian sector or you’ve been out for a while and you’re looking to change things up, our Hot Lists for Veterans will provide you up-to-date insight ...

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How to Get Hired in Pharmaceuticals

May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

As many transitioning service members have found, not all companies are prepared to hire military or are “military friendly.” Chad Sowash, director of veteran recruiting for Randstad Sourceright, warns that some companies are unsure how ...

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Scholarships for Veterans

May 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Creative Commons Let’s face it: School is expensive! Not only is submitting university applications costly, but so are the finalities of residency, textbooks, commuting and maintaining a household while in school. The Post-9/11 GI ...

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5 Tips for Transitioning as a Dual Military Couple

May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Fort Bragg, Creative Commons, no changes Some people get out of the military with a safety net: their spouse with a stable income. But oh no, not you and yours. You two are thrill-seekers, ...

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Air Force Vet Champions Indiana’s Women Veterans

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

There are more than 33,000 women veterans living in Indiana, and they now have a champion. In January the state appointed Senior Master Sgt. Laura McKee as Indiana's first women's veterans coordinator. A 19-year Air Force ...

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X-47B First to Complete Autonomous Aerial Refueling

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments Credit: U.S. Navy video/Released PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (April 22, 2015) The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's ...

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Weekend Warrior 101

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

So you're done with active duty, but you're thinking about being a reservist. It seems like a good deal, but you want to know what to expect. Welcome to Weekend Warrior 101. If you’re like ...

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Need a Job? These 3 Industries Are Hiring

April 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Uncle Sam’s monthly jobs report showed that 126,000 civilian jobs were added to the economy in March. While that’s actually down a bit from the last several months, the report reveals which industries are hiring. ...

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Apprenticeships Aren’t Dead: How to Learn the Most About a Future Career

April 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

It's a common misconception that apprenticeships are only for the construction industry or union jobs. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor's Registered Apprenticeship website states that, "Registered Apprenticeship is highly active in traditional industries ...

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Utilize Military Connections in Networking

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

You need to network. I know you know this. You’ve heard this as often you’ve been told to call the duty driver if you’ve had too much to drink. Consider this your duty driver. When do ...

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Dream Big: Use Your Education Benefits To Find Your Dream Career

April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Maybe you’ve dreamed of becoming an artist since you were a kid. Maybe you solidified your dream in adulthood. Maybe the dream came to you during your time in the military. Whether it’s art, game ...

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A New Job Can Be Like Returning From Deployment … Awkward!

April 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Creative Commons A new job can be like returning from deployment ... awkward! Once you have successfully secured a position in the civilian sector, it is by no means the time to relax. Here's how to ...

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Ms. Vet, the Doctor is Ready to See You Now: A Humorous Look at Being a Female VA Patient

April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Creative Commons 0830 Monday morning, and the clinic is filled to the brim with veterans. They are almost all over 60 and male. As soon as I walk in, I can feel the ...

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6 Types of Job Interviews You Should Know About

April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

There are six different types of job interviews ... and anyone can master all of them. Ford R. Myers, career coach, speaker and author of "Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring," ...

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How to Drive Your Career in the Civilian World

April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Creative Commons   If you're just getting ready to transition, or are already in the middle of it, chances are you're focused on getting a job. Maybe you're nervous enough about leaving what ...

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How to Respond to a Cold Call About a Job

April 9th, 2015|0 Comments

 Photo Credit: Creative Commons *Companies appearing on this page are paid advertisers who may be interested in recruiting you One of the most disconcerting things that can happen is a cold call about a job. ...

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How to Manage a Civilian Career with an Active Duty Spouse

April 6th, 2015|0 Comments

If you are planning to transition out of the military but your spouse will remain on active duty, you are not alone. Many military couples have made the same transition and have managed the difficulties ...

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What to Expect From a Job Offer Letter

March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

When you're offered a job, you usually receive a "job offer letter" which spells out the job, the compensation and any benefits. This is a courtesy from the hiring company so that you can make ...

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The Job Offer: How Long Can You Take to Respond?

March 25th, 2015|1 Comment

You mastered the interview questions and answers and It happened! You've been offered a job. Suddenly anxiety and anticipation have given way to cold reality: Do you want this job or not? Here's how long ...

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Chad Pfeifer: An Inspiration to Others

March 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Palm Beach Post. Note: This is the second article of a two-part series. Read first: An Interview With Chad Pfeifer. Golf became retired Cpl. Chad Pfeifer’s hobby as he recovered from having part ...

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How to Plan for Retirement in the Civilian World

March 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Retirement isn't something most service members consider while they're in the military. One of the big selling points for military service, indeed, is the guaranteed retirement payouts once you hit 20 years. However, less than ...

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Top 20 Hot Jobs for Veterans 2015

March 18th, 2015|0 Comments

You’re getting out. You need a job. Do you know which civilian jobs are in demand? Or who’s hiring? What about pay? Or what education or training you’ll need to get these jobs? Now you ...

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Operations Manager

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Salary Range: $35,367 - $100,990 *Companies appearing on this page are paid advertisers who may be interested in recruiting you Job Description In a nutshell, Operations Managers run the operations for a company or organization. In ...

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Jobs That Pay $100k

March 13th, 2015|0 Comments

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 ...

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Spring Cleaning Means Time to Clean Up Your Resume

March 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Like nearly everything else in life, your resume needs regular maintenance. Those in the market for a new career or job need to keep their resume current. But even if you aren't looking for something new you ...

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The Ultimate Guide To Personal Branding!

March 11th, 2015|1 Comment

If you've read enough online articles on job seeking (ahem), you may have come across the phrase "personal branding." You may have read — or been told — to do it on resumes, in cover letters and ...

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Can You Succeed in Remote Work?

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

If you've searched the Internet for jobs recently, you may have come across "remote" positions. Admittedly a foreign concept for military veterans, whose presence was required at their unit to the point of endless hurry-up-and-wait ...

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These 6 Industries Are Hiring Right Now!

March 6th, 2015|1 Comment

Want to know who's hiring? Construction is one of the hottest industries out there right now, a fact reinforced by the Labor Department’s report on hiring in February. Construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February, ...

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Should You Relocate for a Job?

March 6th, 2015|0 Comments

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 ...

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Why You Should Consider a Federal Job

March 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Many service members in the midst of transition are nervous about entering the civilian job market. The uncertainty of whether or not you’ll get a job combined with a complete departure from military culture makes transition ...

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Don’t Get Stuck in a Career Rut

March 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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 ...

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9 Companies That WANT You to Work From Home

February 26th, 2015|28 Comments

Work From Home Careers. I can practically see the infamous "Run Forrest, Run!" scene replaying behind your rolling eyeballs as you read those three daunting words. Work-from-home gigs are all just get-rich-quick scams. How are ...

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10 Things to Do Before Transition

February 25th, 2015|0 Comments

After you decide to transition, it can be hard to figure out the next step. The military requirements are confusing, the civilian job market is confusing ... what do you do about it all? Here ...

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Fast Track to Civilian Jobs

February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Some service members transitioning to the civilian workplace need to look no farther than their current duty station to find technical training that is their ticket to civilian jobs. Partnerships with high-profile civilian employers and ...

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6 Jobs You Didn’t Know You Wanted

February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Tell your buddy you’re going to be a cybersecurity specialist when you get out, and he’ll bob his head in approval. That’s pretty cool, he’s thinking, and probably comes with a ginormous paycheck.   Tell ...

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For Love or Money? Choosing Your Career

February 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Ah, decisions. Don’t you love them – especially ones that can spin your life in so many different directions? Breathe easy, it’s all a matter of perspective. Making a choice – even if you realize later ...

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8 Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed

February 13th, 2015|0 Comments

There are a ton of civilian jobs that just "make sense" for veterans to do. Sure, you could easily transition into a mechanic job or become a police officer. But what if you want to ...

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5 Decisions That Ruin Your Career Before It Begins

February 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Bad decisions. We’ve all made them. But when it comes to starting a new career, you'll need to avoid these five decisions that ruin your career before it begins.   1. “Well, it’s not exactly something I’m ...

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7 Things You’re Doing Wrong at Work

February 11th, 2015|0 Comments

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 ...

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Top-Paying Tech Degrees for Veterans

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Regardless of what you did or do in the military, you should consider a career in technology. While many industries have suffered during our economic hard times with high unemployment rates and questionable job security, the ...

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5 Good Answers to ‘What’s Your Desired Salary?’

February 10th, 2015|1 Comment

You applied to your dream job, received a call-back for an interview, and the company offered you the job. Congratulations! Now they've asked you what you want to make – and you don't want to ...

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Which Industries Are Hot RIGHT NOW?

February 6th, 2015|0 Comments

The Labor Department this morning released its monthly report on hiring, and here’s what it said: blah, blah, blah. As a transitioning veteran, all you want to know is, “Which Industries Are Hot RIGHT NOW?" ...

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Getting Started on Transition: What to Do While Still in Service

February 6th, 2015|0 Comments

So you've decided to take your talents to the civilian world. It's a big decision, and now you're equal parts excited and nervous. What can you do to get started on a job search while you ...

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Your Resume: What a Potential Employer Sees

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Looking for Military To Civilian Resume Tips? We Got You! Over the years, I've looked at plenty of resumes while in management or supervisory positions. Some of them were humorous, filled with misspelled words, obnoxious fonts, ...

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6 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

You were on time. You dressed the part. You asked all the right questions. Frankly, you flat-out nailed the interview. But, you didn’t get the job.   Even if you were able to ask for ...

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Using Humor in the Civilian Workplace

February 4th, 2015|0 Comments

By now you've probably noticed the canyon-wide range between veteran and non-veteran humor. As a transitioning vet, using humor at the workplace may pose a challenge; you’re accustomed to speaking in a language internal to ...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Civilian Winter Attire

January 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Spencer Edwards Article Credit: Dealing with the onslaught of wild winter weather with hats, gloves, sweaters and scarves is rough stuff. And it’s a particularly treacherous time of year for letting your style ...

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4 Embarrassing Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

So you've submitted your resume to multiple jobs, and it finally happened ... you got a call for an interview! Make sure you land the job by avoiding these four common interview mistakes.   1. ...

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Types of People to Follow as Mentors in the Online Business World

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

If you're just starting an online business, the beginning can be a very rough time – especially if you have no formal background in marketing or the online business field. That's why it's important to ...

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Tips for Bettering Your Presentations at Work

January 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Depending on your current standing in the ranks of the job place, the day may arrive when you’re asked to give presentations at work to an audience, be it formal or informal. Your audience may ...

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Promotions in the Civilian Workplace

January 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

So now that you have landed your dream job, you can begin climbing to the top of the company ladder. Promotions in the civilian workplace are never automatic, and depending on the company that you ...

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Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Exposed

January 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Are you currently, or expecting to have, a 20 percent or more disability rating? Read on, but know the keyword: Employment. That’s what Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment is all about: Landing a good job. The program is ...

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Thinking Police Officer? Here’s the Truth on Becoming One

January 14th, 2015|1 Comment

For starters, it’s going to take a while, so if you’re in for a quick job transition — think again. One might expect that law enforcement agencies are itching to scoop up the next available ...

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Where the Jobs Are: 5 Hot Industries Hiring in the New Year

January 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Need a civilian job when you get out of the military? The Labor Department provides a monthly report that shows which employers are doing the most hiring. Professional/business services Employers in this category hired 52,000 ...

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10 Jobs That Pay $100K and Up – Without a College Degree!

January 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Unless you were a high-ranking officer or NCO, chances are you're looking to make a significant jump in pay with your civilian career. But similar to a lot of military transitioners, your lack of a ...

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4 Steps to a Successful Online Business

January 8th, 2015|0 Comments

When you first think about running a business, what do you think about doing? Well, the first thing most people think about while running a business is the fact that they need to sell something. ...

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Military Values That Translate to Civilian Jobs

January 7th, 2015|0 Comments

There are a lot of jobs in the military that can be difficult to transfer into the civilian world. While some of us may wish there were an opening for a tank crew member or an infantryman ...

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Why the New Year Means New Hires

January 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Have you been frustrated in your search for a job so far? Maybe you've transitioned already and are still looking for a job. Maybe you've been looking around in preparation for an upcoming transition, but ...

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14 Hottest Articles of 2014

January 5th, 2015|0 Comments

We're not really built for living in the past. With mottos like Semper Anticus, Rangers Lead the Way, and First of the First,  who can blame us?   But just this once, we want to take a look ...

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How to Assess Your Job Performance in the Civilian World

December 30th, 2014|0 Comments

It's always easy to tell if you're doing a good job in your military assignment. If your boss is yelling at you, then you could probably improve, but if not, then your performance is all ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your New Job Orientation

December 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

It can be a struggle for transitioning veterans to leave their military upbringing behind and start fresh in a civilian company. From the moment you walk through the door, you will likely be focused on making ...

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8 Things NOT to Do at the Holiday Office Party

December 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Image Credit: Unlike a lot of post-military transition elements, holiday parties should be one that isn’t completely foreign to you. Whether they were holiday themed or not, military balls, dining outs and even “mandatory-fun” ...

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7 Character Traits To Avoid As A Civilian Employee

December 16th, 2014|0 Comments

You've scored your new job and are getting ready for the civilian workplace. You may be conscious of expectations others have for you as a veteran – your boss and your peers. Sometimes those expectations drive ...

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The Holiday Habits of Civilian Companies

December 10th, 2014|0 Comments

PHOTO CREDIT: In general, most civilian companies in the U.S. recognize six major holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Since state and federal agencies, as well ...

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: 5 Hot Industries That Are Hiring

December 9th, 2014|0 Comments

More than 321,000 people were hired in November, the biggest monthly gain in the past three years in the U.S. Although the unemployment rate remained at 5.8 percent, the Labor Department reported last week that ...

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Make the Holiday Party Career-Enhancing

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Photo credit: Getty Images One tradition the military shares with civilian companies is the holiday party. Both a nod to various religious holidays and an end-of-the-year celebration, the holiday party is "mandatory fun" in civilian ...

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5 Legitimate Ways to Make Money Online

December 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Did you know that 53 percent of Americans say that they want to run their own business? Yet less than half of 1 percent actually do. Why do you suppose that is? Why is it that such a large ...

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Turning a Passion Into a Paycheck

November 27th, 2014|0 Comments

“Do what you love and the money will follow.” You’ve likely heard that before, but how do you figure out what you love to do? What if you’re passionate about more than one thing, or ...

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Reservist? How to Balance It With a Civilian Job

November 26th, 2014|0 Comments

You’re ready to bid active duty goodbye and settle down. But maybe you’re not ready to let go of the military, or you’ve heard you can make some extra money on the side, or you ...

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What I Look for in a Team Member

November 26th, 2014|0 Comments

If you are reading this on G.I. Jobs, you likely understand what it means to be on a team. More than likely you’ve seen what happens when a team succeeds, or when one fails to ...

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Why You Should Continue a Job Search (even if you already have one)

November 21st, 2014|0 Comments

So you’ve successfully transitioned! You’re a veteran who has exited the military without drama, conducted the ideal job search, and made it to a civilian company that you like. It pays enough, is in the ...

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Top 3 Bad Habits in the Workplace and How to Break Them

November 20th, 2014|0 Comments

The military ingrained you with traits and values that, whether you like it or not, will stick with you for the rest of your life. But despite these traits, that sudden taste of freedom as ...

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4 Myths Veterans Face When Finding a Job

November 13th, 2014|2 Comments

Military movies have painted you as a hard-charging, steely eyed warrior who shouts, kicks in doors and swears a lot. The news says you are unstable and unpredictable. And your LinkedIn profile shows a sharply ...

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Farmers Honors Military

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Earlier this racing season, Farmers Insurance launched a special sweepstakes, along with G.I. Jobs, to honor current and former military members and give them a chance to win a trip to cheer on Kasey Kahne and the No. 5 team at ...

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How to Avoid a Date Gap between Transition and a New Job

November 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Are you so excited to get out of the military that you’ve forgotten to start your job search? Have you been told that nobody will offer you a job unless you can start right away? ...

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Goals with Farmers Insurance

October 31st, 2014|0 Comments

2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals: Ready-to-Use Phrases that Really Get Results, by Paul Falcone Description: Giving you the language you need to establish compelling, actionable performance goals, this uniquely practical guide provides insightful strategies ...

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Hot Jobs

October 31st, 2014|0 Comments

You're getting need a job. We've taken the hard part out, and left you with the good stuff. Check out our Hottest Jobs for Veterans list. And once you've found the career for you, ...

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Companies with Internal Networks for Veterans

October 29th, 2014|0 Comments

As veterans start to comprise a larger and larger segment of the civilian job market, support systems designed to give veterans better access to resources and information are emerging in the form of internal networks. ...

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The 6 Military Virtues Most Attractive to an Employer

October 28th, 2014|0 Comments

You’ve seen the respect in civilians’ eyes when they hear you’ve been in the military. You’ve heard that civilian employers sometimes actively seek veterans. But you worry that you’re competing with civilian job candidates who ...

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15 Things Transitioning Veterans Should Never Say

October 24th, 2014|1 Comment

You’re getting out of the military. The light at the end of the tunnel is so close you’re wearing shades. The freedom to do and say anything you please is barely containable, literally.   In ...

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The 10 Deadliest Jobs in the US

October 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Would you consider another high-risk occupation after you leave the military? Preliminary figures from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) show a total of 4,405 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in ...

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12 Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

October 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Transitioning from the military into the civilian job market can be especially daunting if you don’t have a college degree. It seems that everywhere you look, employers look at a diploma as a critical credential. But ...

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4 Ways to Kickstart A Career in the Video Game Industry

October 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Last year, consumers spent over $20 billion on the game industry. Can your love of video games help you earn some of those big bucks?Breaking in may seem impossible if you don’t have the background ...

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Where the Jobs Are: 4 Industries That Were Hiring in August

September 9th, 2014|1 Comment

The Labor Department on Friday gave us a glimpse of where the most hiring occurred in August. Although the unemployment rate dropped only slightly to 6.1 percent (5.6 percent for all military veterans and 8.1 ...

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The Power Suit Re-imagined: Out of Uniform and Into Fashion

September 5th, 2014|0 Comments

So, you’ve assimilated back into civilian life and into professional life. You’ve landed a job or are going on interviews. This transition requires a lot of change and adaptation, not the least of which is ...

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Overtime vs. Productivity

August 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Overtime in the civilian world is defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as pay for any hours worked over 40 hours in a work week at a rate not less than time and ...

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Farmer’s Military-to-Agency Owner Self-Assessment

July 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Am I a good candidate to be an agency owner or district manager? This document is a simple yet comprehensive tool to help you answer that complex question. For it to be beneficial, be honest ...

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How to Ask For a Promotion in Civilian Careers

July 18th, 2014|0 Comments

In the civilian workforce, promotions are much different from those given in the service. Here are some ways to ask your boss for that job upgrade. You’ve been at your job a while and feel ...

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What Not to Do After Transition

July 11th, 2014|0 Comments

So you're getting out and transitioning back into the civilian world. The motivation to get a job right away can be a struggle, thankfully we're here to make it as easy as possible. We know you ...

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Farmers Insurance: Be Your Own Boss

July 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Protect and serve. That’s what you’ve been about during your military service. And now? Here’s an idea: you can still protect and serve while you build your own business. How? Become an agency owner and ...

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G.I. Jobs Hot Lists for Veterans 2014

July 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Whether you’re preparing for your upcoming transition into the civilian sector or you’ve been out for a while and you’re looking to change things up, our Hot Lists for Veterans will provide you up-to-date insight ...

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