Job Seeker Blog

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...

Job Fairs, Job Seeker Blog

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...

Job Search, Job Seeker Blog

"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...

Job Search, Job Seeker Blog

Don't Get Outworked in the Job Search

Over the years, we’ve seen many individuals struggle with the career transition from the military, but more importantly, we've seen thousands succeed brilliantly. In many cases, the struggle we see has more to do with the job seeker’s understanding of, attitude toward, and/or approach to, the job...

Job Search Process, Job Seeker Blog