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  • Transitioning Military: Make Yourself a Great Candidate

    Every day my work mailbox includes pitches from people who want to place articles on my blogs or sell me products or services. Most clearly don’t know what I do, or they’ve never read the blog they say they want to write for. I give these emails maybe two seconds before … more

  • The Big 5 Resume Mistakes of Military Transition

    Creating a useful resume is difficult work. It takes research, knowledge, introspection, and decent writing skills. Even the best of us often have trouble writing our resumes. Over many years as an HR professional, I have volunteered to do resume reviews with various groups.… more

  • How to Improve Your Military Transition and Civilian Job Search Results

    It’s normal to be afraid of change, but even when you welcome it or look forward to it, it can still be difficult. You may be excited about what the future holds for your post-military career and future civilian life, but just because you’re ready for that next step does… more

  • Transition Success: How a Marine Moved to the Civilian World

    Maria Thompson is State Chief Risk Officer (SCRO) for the State of North Carolina and a Retired Marine with 20 years of service. What was surprising or difficult about your transition to civilian life? One of the biggest eye-openers for me had to do with very mundane t… more

  • DoD SkillBridge: Gain Civilian Experience Before Your Military Exit

    To ease the road to transition, it’s important to start planning for your entry into the civilian workforce before your military exit arrives. But what if you could do more than plan, and actually jump right in and gain valuable experience before your official transition? … more