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“I went to a career fair and all I got was to be told to apply online.”

“I went to a career fair and all I got was to be told to go apply online.” This is what I hear almost weekly from frustrated job candidates across the country. Truth is that being asked to apply online is a good thing. Unfortunately, many candidates do not know why.

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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...

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...

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