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There are tricks and best practices to use in any career search. These articles can provide a foundation of preparation, and after great preparation, execution that leads to your next career.

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Translating Your Military Experience

Many veteran job seekers have trouble translating their military experiences into qualifications for civilian jobs. Below is a case in point and some recommendations.

Veteran's Challenge

"I separated from the Navy in September 2013 where I was an operations specialist for nine years. I am having...

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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...

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Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans, Part 6: You Are a Hero; You Are a Loser

When I was a young Marine battalion intelligence officer during the mid-Eighties, we used to joke that every “threat briefing” would depict the Soviets and their allies as either undefeatable supermen or pathetic losers. One day, they would show pictures of (the Swedish actor) Dolph Lundgren as a...

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Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans, Part 5: You Can’t Job Search During the Holidays

It is common for job searchers to listen to distracting and derailing inner voices or those of third parties who are ill-informed. A widespread misconception is that the work days around the holidays are a poor time to look for a job. Seekers will use this excuse to justify procrastination and...

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Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans, Part 3: Veterans Career Fairs Don’t Work

This is the third in a series. In this segment, we explore the myth that veteran career fairs are an ineffective waste of time. As CEO of the nation’s leading producer of veteran career fairs, I have heard from some veteran candidates that their transition classes discouraged them from attending...

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