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Veterans Preferences are Still Intact, but Will the Jobs be There?

The policy of providing hiring preferences for U.S. military veterans and disabled veterans is well established, but language in the pending defense authorization bill has called the policy into question. The incoming administration has also proposed a hiring freeze intended … Continue reading

Expedite Your Federal Job Search with a Master Federal Career Advisor

I remember the time I was assigned my first school advisor. Their job was to assist and direct me through junior high and into high school—and eventually into life. They helped me decide what classes to take based on my … Continue reading

The top 5 tips for an effective Military Transition Resume

Years before I even considered retirement, I heard my compatriots talk about how they knew when it was time. “Yes sir, time call it quits and move on.” Seems like some would never retire and then all of a sudden … Continue reading

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Formerly known as the Veterans Readjustment Appointment, the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) is one of several hiring authorities for veterans that provides employment opportunities for veterans seeking entry- to mid-level positions. In addition, the VRA permits … Continue reading

Resume Mistakes When Transitioning from Military to Civilian

Although you’ll never get the military life completely out of your system, you may want to intentionally keep some aspects of your military career out of your civilian resume. Here’s a list of the top veteran resume mistakes employers tend … Continue reading

Our 7 Favorite Interview Questions

Remember Spy vs. Spy? The Mad magazine cartoon adversaries employed an endless supply of booby traps and tricks to inflict damage on one another.  Sometimes the cartoon seems an apt analogy for the interview process. You and the interviewer are … Continue reading

Interminable Interviews

If you’re preparing for a military transition to a government job or private sector job, get ready to grind through the interview process. Glassdoor, the Mill Valley, CA based employer review site has recently released some very interesting data. The … Continue reading

Playing Poker for Your Pay?

What do you really need to consider when it comes to salary negotiations? How do you negotiate fairly with a prospective employer and come to an agreement that works for both parties? This week, takes  a look at the … Continue reading

2015 Careers: Let’s Talk Strategy

  It’s a brand new year and it’s quite likely that you’ve spent some of the holiday time considering your directions for 2015. Since you’re reading here on, it’s safe to conclude that your plans may include a transition … Continue reading

Military to Civilian Translator Series- Part 2

In this series, we will offer just a few of the ways you might “translate” various terms, phrases, and ideas from a military context to something more understandable for civilians. Military Term “Demilitarized” Usage NCOER Performance Appraisal [Insert list of … Continue reading