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7 Reasons Your Team's Afraid to Tell You the Truth

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In the military, not knowing the whole truth can be deadly. But the truth is, the whole truth can be scary. It's far easier to share the watered down version of the bad news, or the "truth" with one or two minor omissions. Your troops decide what you can handle. If you've got a short trigger, or a propensity to rush in and help, they'll go a bit slower to put all their cards on the table. Like parents protecting young children, they'll ... more

7 Hot Tips on Negotiating Your Salary

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Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be an intimidating process. With so many things to do, getting a job is almost always at the top of the list. Here are 7 salary negotiation tips to make the transition a little smoother and ensure you get the salary you deserve. 1. Be explicit with your skills. It's very important to know how to translate the skills you learned in the military to job requirements in the civilian wor... more

Top 10 Reasons Not to Quit Your Job

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You're frustrated, bitter, and fantasizing about getting out. When you hate your job, the negative feelings can consume you. But, while it's important to leave if you must, it's more important to make an informed and thought-out decision. Business News Daily listed 10 reasons you shouldn't quit your job – take stock of each one and make sure leaving is right for you. 1. You don't have a plan. No matter how badly you want to leave your j... more

The Secret to a Successful Internship: Perform

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Many veterans are starting their internships this week and experiencing corporate culture for the very first time. The learning curve will be steep as veterans try and acclimatize themselves to working within a business setting. It's no secret that all interns are looking to parlay their internships into full-time offers. With that mission in mind, many focus their time networking with as many people at the firm as possible in order to s... more

Top 8 Reasons a Veteran May Quit

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The number of Americans quitting their jobs each month has risen from 1.7 million to 2.475 million according to Forbes. While this is still below pre-crisis numbers, it's exceptionally high considering the state of the economy. This may be a sign that employees are more confident in their abilities than they were in 2009, and they're becoming increasingly savvy about finding new jobs. Whatever the reason, these numbers show that managers... more

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