Getting Started

Welcome to the first steps in your job search. From completing your resume to executing a successful interview, we have the resources to help guide you to success. Every career path is unique, but every job seeker — no matter how experienced — can benefit from starting on the right foot.

Includes:

  • Building a profile that delivers
  • Avoiding job posting scams
  • Effective networking tips
  • Your checklist to finding a civilian job

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Your Checklist to Finding a Civilian Job

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Getting Started, Career Advice, Search & Employ®

5 Steps to Build Your Network to Help You Find a Job

The #1 way to find a new job is through networking. People you meet, connections you foster, professional contacts you’ve worked with, even family and friends… your circle of influence is already larger than you think. How do you make the most of that? The art of networking is a critical step in...

Getting Started

Building a profile that delivers

When you register as a job candidate on our website, you should use great care in filling out your registration profile—and then you should keep your profile current. The reason? Employers search our database of registered candidates for potential employees, and the first set of search results...

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Translating Your Military Experience

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

5 Tips for Finding a Job as a Military Spouse

As a military spouse, you have unique challenges when it comes to seeking and maintaining a professional career. Theses challenges aren't insurmountable though if you take some time to work through them and prepare yourself to put your best foot forward. Consider these five tips as you prepare to...

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3 Key Factors for Job Seeking Military Spouses

Let’s face it, finding a job as a military spouse can be difficult. The job search is tricky for anybody, but for military spouses there can be different and specific challenges. There’s travel, the sometimes one-parent household that needs priority over jobs (during deployment or training),...

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Create a Winning Resume

Your resume should paint a picture of a well-qualified candidate who can deliver results. It should focus on your skills, achievements and qualifications, and communicate why you are the best candidate for a position. The items below highlight common mistakes that should be avoided, as well as...

Getting Started, Job Search Process, Job Search