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Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans, 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...

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Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans, Part 4: Job Search is Harder for Veterans

This is the fourth in a series of columns entitled “Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans.”

We have all heard the narrative that it is harder for veterans to get jobs than any other group. Civilians can’t understand MOS designations or rank structures and the cultural divide is too great a chasm...

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Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans, 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...

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"I Hate Sales!" - The Worst Statement a Job Seeker Can Make

This quote can defeat a job seeker before they even get started.

In my role at RecruitMilitary, I receive a lot of email from military veterans who are seeking new careers. I’m constantly amazed at the number of emails that describe the individual’s disdain for sales – everything from apathy to...

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