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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...

Getting Started, Job Search Process, Job Fairs, Job Search

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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Setting Goals for a New Career? Get S.M.A.R.T.

For most military veterans, setting and achieving goals is just another day at the office. Goal setting is engrained from the very beginning of your training. Creating a job search action plan using S.M.A.R.T. goals can make the leap into the civilian workplace less overwhelming.

S.M.A.R.T. goals...

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Shine Your Cover Letter

For many veterans, drafting a compelling cover letter can be a tough process. The key is to create a cover letter that can be adapted to each opportunity. Your cover letter will always be a work in process – that is, you should constantly tweak it to meet the needs of each job to which you apply....

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Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans , Part 14: Veteran Hiring Initiatives are Just Propaganda

The serious veteran job seeker will seek to understand before he or she seeks to be understood when it comes to decoding the intentions of hiring companies. By comprehending the motivations and needs of most organizations, the individual can better position himself for success.

Job Seeker Blog

Map Your Network

Human-resources authorities agree that networking is an essential tool in the job-search process. Your network consists of close friends, relatives, and acquaintances. In networking, you tell members of your network that you are looking for a job. They, in turn, spread the word via their own...

Job Search Process, September-October 2016, Search & Employ®