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...

Getting Started

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You Need An Electronic Resume And a Printed Version - They're Not The Same

Everyone knows that the Internet has changed a lot about how companies find applicants. Not only are jobs posted differently now, but resumes are also reviewed differently. No longer is it enough for people to create the perfect resume, print it on high bond paper, put it in a matching envelope,...

Getting Started, Job Search Process, Job Search

Cover Letter Tips For Veterans To Get Noticed

Even in today’s electronic world, a cover letter can help a veteran stand out when applying for a position. Cover letters still have relevancy, and they can often help a veteran make a point about how he or she is specifically the right person to help a company solve a difficult problem.

Getting Started, Job Search Process, Job Search

Create a winning resume

Your resume should paint a picture of a well-qualified candidate who can bring immediate results to the civilian workplace. 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...

Getting Started

Mobile Networking With POS REP

POS REP is a mobile, proximity-based social network made expressly for the veteran community. Connect with veterans in your area in a mobile format that can lead to more connections and resources at your fingertips. Networking is critical to job search success.

Getting Started, Job Search