Tag Archives: military transition

  • Understanding Military Salary Histories

    There's no doubt that a candidate’s salary demands/expectations are critical in determining whether or not they will take (and remain) in a position. This is why so many applications, career sites, and early interviews will ask the candidate about their salary history. While… more

  • Veteran Transition Timeline: When to Attend Job Fairs

    If you’re curious as to how job seekers could possibly get so many different answers to such a basic question like “When should I first attend a job fair,” well the answer lies in the ambiguity of personal circumstance. In this case it’s the circumstances of both the empl… more

  • Veterans Don’t Dilute Your Resume, Distill It

    Flowery, fluffy, fantastic words and phrases. It may be writing to the awards board to make sure a subordinate’s "diligent effort to single handedly ensure the command passed the inspection with unprecedented results" gets them an award. Or writing to the promotion board about … more

  • The Formula for Successful Job Search

    Finding a job can be a challenge. Transitioning from one industry to another is an even bigger challenge, especially if you’re a veteran. Building and maintaining your network makes that challenge easier. I’m going to show you how through the wonders of math. Now math is t… more

  • How to Avoid Being a Terrible Job Seeker

    Not long ago I wrote an article aimed at recruiters titled "Why Veterans Make Terrible Job Seekers (And What Recruiters Can Do About It"). The piece was inspired by discussions I had been a part of through the Veteran Mentor Network group on LinkedIn. Despite it being written wit… more