February 2016

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

When it comes to the transition from military to civilian careers, the messages for veterans today can be exaggerated and inaccurate. A dispassionate observer might think that we have gone mad as a society when we cannot decide whether our veterans are losers or heroes. Hollywood and the media...

Job Search, Job Seeker Blog

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...

Job Search, Job Seeker Blog

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. This is classic bad advice that will be put to rest in this article.

Well run veteran career fairs are a great way to establish contacts and relationships, obtain...

Job Search, Job Seeker Blog

Understanding Military Skillsets: Part II

One of the biggest challenges for transitioning military entering the workforce is translating their military occupational specialty – or MOS – into terms that a civilian can understand.

Connecting with Veterans, Employer Blog