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Interviewer Mind Vision Goggles

The job interview is over. You leave the room and put on a pair of Interviewer Mind Vision Goggles (IMVGs) -- special goggles that allow you to see inside the mind of the interviewer, specifically the vision you created there during the interview. What do you see? A blank screen. An indistinct, fuzzy picture; might be you, maybe not. A clear image of you doing the job, but without much or any enthusiasm. ... more

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Effectively Describing Your Military Experiences

When you go into a job interview and you are being asked questions by someone who has never served in the military, it's your responsibility to make the interviewer feel comfortable asking you questions about your overseas experiences. For most of us, our experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan truly define who we are today as leaders and professionals. You have to be able to explain how the experiences acquired overseas will... more

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Oprah, Lady Gaga, and Your Job Interview

Two very different women. Two very different styles and generations. So what do they have in common? Oprah’s message has been clear almost since the beginning of her show – 25 years ago: “Accept yourself for who you are and believe that you can do what you want to do -- live your Best Life.” Lady Gaga’s message may not have always been as clear, but in her latest albums and interviews she seems to be sending a similar message: “Be yours... more

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How to Network at a Job Fair

As you transition from a military to a civilian career, you will find yourself in numerous networking scenarios. From cocktail parties, to neighborhood barbecues to job fairs, you will be in situations where you could very likely meet key contacts who can help you in your career growth. Job fairs are organized events where employers, hiring managers career consultants, non-profit organizations, and community organizations come together ... more

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Study the 10 Most Common Interview Questions

No two interviews are ever the same. Every hiring manager will ask different questions and conduct interviews in different ways. However, certain questions are almost ubiquitous to the interview process. To help prepare, Alison Doyle has compiled a list of the 10 most common interview questions which we've collected for you below. All servicemembers know the importance of planning for an operation, and job interviews are no different – kn... more

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