Category Archives: military career transition

  • Job Search Lessons from May’s Military Holidays

    May is the month we recognize and remember several aspects of our military: Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10) is a recent recognition of their support. Armed Forces Day (May 18) recognizes those currently in service. Memorial Day (May 27) recognizes those who died in… more

  • Skip Your Resume Objective to Grab an Employer’s Attention

    What is the point of a resume? It is an ad, designed to get an employer interested in you. So why do so many people start out with a statement of what they want: “where I can contribute my skills to a growing blah, blah, blah..."  Most objectives are boringly similar and no… more

  • Where O Where Do I Want to Work

    Sitting in your chair looking at job ads? Search agents out on your favorite sites? Think that is job search? Well, actually, no. I regularly hear job seekers complain about not finding good jobs online or never hearing back from all the resumes they have submitted to job a… more

  • Nobody Loves Me, Job Search Gone Bad

    I was talking with a job seeking friend recently. He was angry and discouraged. “I have applied to a lot of jobs, gone to a lot of job fairs, and no-one responds,” he said. “I’ve got the top clearances in hot demand areas. WTH?” So I asked a few questions - ones you … more

  • Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements

    A resume is an advertisement for what you offer an employer. Far too many people don’t understand this. How do you show what you offer an employer when your experience and success has come in the military environment? Focus on your achievements! The smartest thing you can… more