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Five Hot Jobs for Ex-Military Personnel

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The U.S. military is arguably the best-trained workforce in the world, and personnel who leave military service have skills that translate to virtually any career. Here's a look at five popular jobs that give the men and women who've served our country an opportunity to make a difference and move up. Information Technology Specialist Former members of the military have worked with some of the most advanced technology in the world. They can u... more

The Basics of Job Hunting and Personal Finance


During recent discussions with several recruiting and human resources professionals, I was reminded of some of the most important elements of a successful career transition strategy, including: The need for flexibility.  While the economy has added more jobs in the past several years, there are still at least 17 million people actively looking for a job today.  Accordingly, it's important to have some flexibility on location, sala... more

Famous Veterans: Montel Williams

Montel Williams

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 3, 1956, Williams enlisted in the U.S. Marines upon graduating high school in 1974. He took basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, where he was promoted to platoon guide. After basic training, he was sent to the Desert Warfare Training Center at Twenty-nine Palms, near Palm Springs, California. While at Twenty-nine Palms, his superiors became impressed with his leadership skills, and he was recom... more

Famous Veteran: "Star Wars" Villain Adam Driver

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"September 11 happened and all my friends were like 'Let's join the military!' and I was the only one who actually did." Adam Driver was born on November 19, 1983 to Nancy Wright, a paralegal, and Joe Driver, a preacher. He began acting in plays at Mishawaka High School, and graduated in 2001. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, Driver got thrown into frequent conversations about joining the military. His friends talked about it, ... more

Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Transitions – A Case for Transition Intel.

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Formal transition programs have improved over the past decade and today's service members have options they can select from when completing mandatory separation training. In my opinion, this is a major step forward and a monumental leap when compared to my personal experience transitioning almost 20 years ago. Having studied the transition process for over a decade, I believe the future of transition-related programs must include greater... more

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