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

Meeting those who wear The Medal of Honor

Occasionally you get very lucky. I am at a veteran’s hiring event in Colorado. The Marriott I am staying at in Pueblo is hosting the second annual gathering of Medal of Honor Recipients. There are 35-40 men here who received our nation’s highest honor for bravery under fire while standing on the wall of freedom to defend the freedoms we all enjoy today.

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Helpful Job Search Resources for Veterans

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As veterans, we all face challenges finding a job when transitioning or moving on to  new position. J.T. O’Donnell, LinkedIn Influencer and founder of CAREEREALISM, recently wrote an article for LinkedIn called, “How to Get a Job After the Military.”

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Phrases You Should Never Say During An Interview

Job interviews are tough business. It’s all about showing why you’re right for the position— that you have a great personality, a solid skill set, and that you would be a great addition to the team. To avoid blowing your chance at landing a new gig, there are some phrases you should never say during an interview.

Phrases You Should Never Say During An Interview

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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

Beautiful women and extraordinary pilots awarded 65 years after their service in WW2

During the WW,  the United States were in a serious shortage of pilots so the government created an experimental paramilitary aviation organization – the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Continue reading

How To Answer “Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?”

Being prepared for a job interview is key to success. That’s why it is important to practice answering difficult interview questions, like, “Why are you leaving your current job?” This is a typical question asked during interviews, so preparing beforehand will ensure a proper, professional answer, even if you have already moved on.

Ways to answer why are you leaving your current job?

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Famous Veteran – George Kennedy

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In a career spanning five decades, veteran George Kennedy was one of the most reliable tough-guy actors around, appearing in dozens of TV shows and movies. Continue reading

Key Hiring Trends To Watch For In 2017

The future is looking bright for job seekers as 40% of companies surveyed by CareerBuilder plan to hire full-time employees during 2017. With that growth, there are some key hiring trends to watch for this year.

Hiring Trends On The Rise

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