Job Search Process

We have the information you need to nail your job search and win the job you want. We’ve compiled advice and tips from industry experts that can help you feel comfortable and confident through each step in the process, whether you’re face-to-face at a veteran job fair, or conversing online.

Includes:

  • Researching and defining your ideal career
  • Translating your experience
  • Networking that works
  • Create a winning resume
  • Winning the interview

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How A Veteran Can Ace A Phone Interview

While the idea of having an interview in your pajamas might sound like a good idea, it’s probably not the best way to conduct a phone interview when searching for a job. While some people think that phone interviews are a piece of cake, that’s often not the case. Before we jump into the rest of...

Job Search Process, Job Search

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

How to Translate your Military Skills to Civilian Language Effectively

Explaining your military experience to civilian recruiters isn’t always easy. Your MOS, your job title, your responsibilities… it might seem like you’re communicating what you did in the military with a few short military acronyms, but to civilians, it can sound like a foreign language. View our...

Job Search Process

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Understanding Employment Statistics

Veteran hiring leaders strongly advise job seekers to do a lot of research before applying for employment. One aspect of job research is employer-specific – check employers’ websites, search the Internet for comments on the employers, talk to people who work for them, etc.

Another aspect is...

Job Search Process, September-October 2016

Veteran Jobs: Learn to Turn Your Transferrable Skills into a New Career

Military service provides veterans with transferrable skills that cut across to many fields. Keep this mantra in mind when transitioning to a civilian career: you are more than the sum of your MOS.

Job Search Process, Career Advice, Job Seeker Blog

Veterans: Learn to Tell Your Story in a Job Interview

Have you ever wondered what the hiring manager across the table is thinking during your job interview? The chances are good that they are asking themselves two questions: "Who is this person, really?" and "Can they fix my problem or solve my need?"

Job Search Process, Job Seeker Blog

What type of recruiters attend a veteran career fair?

When attending a career fair keep an open mind. There are a wide variety of exhibitors attending our events—corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies an other government employers, franchisors, and both campus-based and online educational institutions.

Getting Started, Job Search Process, Job Fairs, Job Search, Career Advice, Job Seeker Blog