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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 added an average of 246,000 jobs per month in 2014, there are still at least 17 million people actively looking for a job today.  Accordingly, it's important to have some flexibility on location... more

5 Reasons You're Still Unemployed

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Every January, we set resolutions to eat healthier, get fit, make more money, travel and live life more fully than we did the previous year. But if you're jobless, keeping up with these goals is that much harder — between the lack of a daily schedule, the missing income and the often discouraging process of looking for employment, you might just end up couching it with a bag of chips while time passes you by. If you've had trouble finding emp... more

Make Your Online Profile Stand Out


When you left service, you were likely encouraged to create online profiles so others can find you and share opportunities with you. Were you shown how to set the tone and messaging of those profiles so they stand out? When recruiters, hiring managers and colleagues search for you online, what do they find? Do they see someone who is focused, driven, experienced and ready to work? Or, do they see profiles that reflect you as vague, unce... more

Sample Resume for a Military-to-Civilian Transition


To be a successful job candidate in any field, it helps to have a comprehensive resume. View our sample resume for a Marine seeking a civilian job in law enforcement, and get a downloadable Word version of the resume template here. JEREMY W. WILSON 17 N. Ridgeview, Apt. #472 Sometown, CA 90000 (555) 555-5555 ... more

Five Hot Jobs for Ex-Military Personnel

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The US 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 use... more

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