November 2015

Myths Transitioning Veterans Believe, Part 2: Passive Networking is Effective

This is the second in a series that highlights the myths within veteran transition. As before, the incendiary nature of the title is not meant to belittle or accuse the contract instructors who conduct these classes. Rather, the language is intended to challenge the ambitious transitioning...

Job Seeker Blog, Job Search

Myths Transitioning Veterans Believe, Part 1: Your MOS is Your Destiny

For some years, all transitioning military personnel have been required to complete career planning classes before they leave active service. Known by acronyms like TAP, ACAP or GPS, these courses aim to confer to the soon-to-be veteran the skills, attitude and contacts he or she will need to...

Job Seeker Blog, Job Search

Prioritizing the Workload

DEVON ENERGY CORPORATION

Devon Energy Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in finding and producing oil and natural gas. The company is the second-largest oil producer among North American onshore independents. Devon is active in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Canada....

Energy & Utilities, Search & Employ®, May-June 2015

Energize Your Job Search - High-Paying, Secure Jobs Are Available in the Energy Industry

The recent drop in oil and gas prices has slowed the growth of much of the energy industry, but veterans can still look to that industry for high-paying, secure careers. Both traditional and new segments of the industry are still growing, and across the United States there is a demand for new...

Energy & Utilities, Search & Employ®, May-June 2015

4 Things Military Veterans Need To Know Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

While the military is, of course, much harsher than the world of entrepreneurship, the two do share some similarities.

In both, anything can happen — often with little or no notice — and that’s why military veterans are so good at adapting under pressure once they embark on a career in business.

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Career Advice, Franchising

Translating Your Military Experience into Jobs for Veterans

Many veteran job seekers have trouble translating their military experiences into qualifications for civilian jobs. Below is a case in point and some recommendations.

Veteran's Challenge

"I separated from the Navy in September 2013 where I was an operations specialist for nine years. I am having...

Getting Started, Job Search Process, Job Fairs, Job Search

Why You Want to Dress For Success At A Career Fair

You can do yourself a great disservice as a transitioning or veteran job seeker by not dressing up to meet prospective employers – whether at job fairs, other types of multi-employer hiring conferences, or one-on-one interviews. Most people dress better for the one-on-one’s than the jobs fairs,...

Job Search Process, Job Fairs, Job Search

Interview Success Is Often In The Small Things of Preparation

Even the calmest of the calm think interviews are stressful. How could they not? After all, it’s (hopefully) the closest most of us will come to being interrogated under a bright, hot light in a dark, smoky room. Plus, you’ve probably spent a lot of time researching the company, and you don’t...

Job Search Process, Job Search

Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media to Find a Job

Social Media has many great advantages when it comes to your job search, but the boundaries between personal and professional communication can sometimes provide a challenge. What is the appropriate amount of communication via social media vs. invading a potential employer’s private sphere? Below...

Job Search Process, Career Advice, Job Search

Thank You Letter Tips

Don't skip this part of the interview process!

Job Search Process, Job Seeker Blog, Job Search