Choices when you transition out of the military

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When you transition out of the military, you have three options. You can get further training or education, start a business or find employment. If you are like many transitioning veterans, you need to put food on the table and pay the rent for you and your family. That means you need to find employment.

Choosing a job or a career after you transition  can be the most important decision you make. Many people have an idea of what they would “like” to do, but you do not really know whether that idea is practical or is it a dream?

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Top Ten Resume Tips

Top 10 Resume Tips

It is a well-known fact that human resource managers spend 10-15 seconds reviewing a resume.  Here are some resume tips that may make your resume the one that they consider. Remember you are marketing yourself through your resume. Continue reading

6 Questions to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

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You finished the interview and have the job offer. What now?  Slow down. Slow down here are questions about the offer that you should consider. Continue reading

The single best question to ask in a job interview

 

 

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Job Interview questions that you should consider.. Continue reading

Job Interview Dos and Don’ts That Everyone Should Know

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It may sound corny, but once you get the interview invitation, there are some basics that you need to be aware of to maintain your best chances of getting the job. Continue reading

Civilian hiring managers love veterans, but don’t always understand them

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Hiring managers see veterans as valuable recruits for civilian companies but still struggle with how to handle their concerns and professional development, according to a new survey released by the Hiring Our Heroes initiative on Wednesday. Continue reading

Amazon Is Hiring Seasonal Work-From-Home Positions With Flexible Hours

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Looking to make a little extra money for the holiday shopping season? Amazon is hiring seasonal customer service associates to help answer customers’ questions and problem-solve any issues. Continue reading

15 Body Language Secrets of Successful People

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Non-verbal communication or body language, accounts for more than 50% of how people perceive you and what you are trying to communicate.

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Twice a year VetJobs co-sponsors the VeteransConnect Virtual Career

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Twice a year VetJobs co-sponsors the VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair with Professional Diversity Network. These career fairs have been extremely successful for both veterans looking for a job and for the employers looking to hire transitioning military, veterans, National Guard, Reserve and their family members. The next VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair is November 7 through November 11, but you can register early at http://www.veteransconnect.net/. There are many companies already signed up for the VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair and will probably be over 100 by the time the event starts on November 7. To get noticed early by these companies, sign up today!
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As we go into the fall hiring is picking up and many companies are complaining about shortages of qualified candidates. Emphasis on qualified candidates! Fortunately, veterans and active members of the National Guard and Reserve bring many of the skill sets that employers are seeking.

I have covered this in the past, but it is always worth reconsidering why employers actually make a hire. There are eight main items that a recruiter has to consider when looking at a potential candidate. They are skillsets, experience, education, cultural fit, attitude, trainability, certifications and location. The two most important are attitude and cultural fit. No company wants to hire a new employee who has a bad attitude. Their attitude affects other employees. And that directly relates to cultural fit.

When you are looking at a potential employer, ask yourself if you think you can work with these people and is the company’s culture similar to your values. If they are not, reconsider whether you want to work there. Having skillsets, experience and education are very important. But if you show up with a bad attitude, you are knocking yourself out of consideration.

Go to www.TADPGS.com, click on the “Looking for People” tab, then view “Veterans Solutions” to see more for information on our Veterans Solutions for Employers. Please join our LinkedIn group, Veterans Hiring Solutions for Veterans at http://linkd.in/Sg346w. If you have specific questions about hiring veterans or the incentives for doing so, contact me at  .Marich@Adeccona.com.

2016’s Top 20 Veteran Friendly Companies

Over the years, many big name companies have recognized how valuable veterans are to their work force. While more and more companies make it a point to be veteran friendly, there are some companies that stand apart from the rest.

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