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

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

What Colors to Wear to a Job Interview

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In today’s job market, when you get the call for an interview, your actions, your clothing and your body language are all important factors in making the interviewer want to hire you. All too often, people overlook the colors they wear as part of their wardrobe to be equally important. Alison Doyle has some suggestions that may be worth considering. Continue reading

10 Things You Can Control in Your Career

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We are often overwhelmed with our life’s progress, home life, kids, career, life’s never ending bumps. The good news according to Linda Cattelan is there are a few things that you can control in your life that will make a huge difference in both your personal and professional life. Continue reading

How LinkedIn Can Help Build Your Job Contacts

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LinkedIn is a networking event that allows job seekers and recruiters to interact directly. Nearly 80% of all positions filled by recruiters last year were filled through the use of LinkedIn. If you are not already using LinkedIn or need to sharpen your skills, Jason Monroe has some pointers for you.

LinkedIn offers the opportunity to find literally millions of people in the field you are interested in. Networking with them and the recruiters associated with them and the field can be immensely rewarding and get you that “dream job”. Continue reading