Using Social Media to Attract Employers

 

Social media is a powerful way to promote your personal brand and reputation. Your personal brand is how you are perceived by your target audiences. These audiences might be prospective employers, networking contacts, colleagues, and fellow service members. How these people perceive you, and whether they consider you relevant, valuable, and worth endorsing, directly impacts the opportunities you can choose from. Continue reading

USS Constitution, built in 1797 is The Only Active Duty Ship That Has Sunk and Enemy Ship

 

“Old Ironsides”, the USS Constitution, has been through it all and lived to tell about it – as her nickname suggests. Built of a study oak, pine,  and hardware forged by Paul Revere himself, she was built to withstand and hold back enemy ships that, by her careful design, would be inferior to her. Continue reading

Ten Lessons from 26 Years of Military Experience

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After a 26-year military career that spanned both active and reserve duty, I’m convinced that experience is the hardest teacher since it gives the exam before any lessons are taught. Here are some of the important lessons I’ve learned over the past two decades in uniform and from my experiences in public service and the private sector. Continue reading

Eligibility Guidelines for Gaining Security Clearance

The granting of a security clearance is a serious and involved [process. Many do not understand the process or the requirements. There are 13 primary considerations that guide the process. Continue reading

Amazon offers training to Veterans

 

7 Things They Don’t Tell You When You Separate

The military is its own culture. When transitioning to a civilian career, it can be daunting, but with preparation and understanding it does not have to be so challenging. Lida Citroen of Military.com has some insights. Continue reading

6 Responses for Working Through Workplace Conflict with Tact and Finesse

Often, we find ourselves in workplace situations that create tension and drama. How we handle or do not handle it determines how effectively we can resolve it utilizing interpersonal skills and finesse. Dr. Martina Carroll-Garrison, an Executive Leadership Coach, has some thoughts that may be worth considering. Continue reading

How to Write a Thank You That Gets You Hired

Often overlooked by job seekers, a thoughtful and well written thank you note may be your key to getting that job after the interview. Andrew LaCivita CEDO of Milewalk , and author of several books on the hiring process, has several insights. Continue reading

Professional Development Opportunities: Making a Career Change

If you are looking for a new start in a different field, you are not alone. A recent survey Harris Poll on behalf of University of Phoenix showed that the majority of American workforce is interested in changing careers, but they worry about the risks of starting over. How could you pursue your dreams and know where to begin?

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