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Effectively Describing Your Military Experiences

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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

Oprah, Lady Gaga, and Your Job Interview

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Carole Martin

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

How to Network at a Job Fair

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Lida Citroën

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

Study the 10 Most Common Interview Questions

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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

Female Veteran Hiding Service

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Lida Citroën

Q: I am a female veteran retired from the Navy. I don't put "veteran" on my resume anymore -- too many questions and strange looks in interviews. Am I hurting my career by hiding my military service? A: First off, thank you for your service. I hear more and more from women who served in the military that they are not promoting themselves as veterans and, like you, are removing their military career from their resume. I understand many ci... more

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