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

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth about Job Fairs

This past weekend I attended a veterans’ job fair with nearly 40 employers in attendance. I spent several hours speaking with both veterans and company representatives. When speaking with employers I asked what information I should pass on to job seekers to help fill available positions. Here are the three things I heard most often: Continue reading

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Transitioning

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Transitioning out of the military into civilian life is difficult. It can be even more difficult if you make basic mistakes that can hinder you from entering the civilian culture prepared. Task and Purpose have compiled a few guidelines for you. Continue reading

Best Interview Tips for Older Job Seekers

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Older job seekers are normally concerned that the company will hire a younger applicant. Arnie Fertig of U. S. News and World report has some stips. For the older job seeker that make sense. Continue reading

Seven Things Recruiters Reproach Older Job Seekers about

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Older job seekers often feel they are fighting an uphill battle to get a job. Many of the prejudices against older job seekers can be mitigated if you are aware of them.

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Lawmakers Try Again to Accelerate Discipline of VA Employees

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are trying again – this time with support from the Department of Veterans Affairs – to give the VA secretary more power to fire, demote or suspend poor-performing employees and recoup their bonuses. Continue reading

Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts That Everyone Should Know

 

Your job interview is the culmination of a lot of effort on your part to get to the “starting gate”. There are some simple rules that can make the difference on how that interview goes. Sam Becker of the Cheat Sheet has some observations that may be of help. Continue reading

Perfecting the First Impression: Five Tips for a Successful Interview

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One of the main areas where job candidates seek support is on the interview. So, here are five lessons learned over the years that make a great interview. Bruno Pell, the head of Citibank’s veteran recruiting program identifies five areas for making a great first impression and making that interview successful. Continue reading

15 Body Language Secrets Of Successful People

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Our body language often speaks more  than our verbal skills. Being aware of your body language and training yourself to use proper body language can make the difference in how you get along with people and possibly in your job search. Continue reading