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After the Services: 5 Great Jobs For Military Veterans

After your military service ends, a lot of things change, one of which is the need to find another job. Fortunately, you reenter the job market with a broad range of skills, from research and surveillance to teaching groups and problem solving. Thanks to rigorous specialized military training, there are many career opportunities for you to pursue. ...




Joint Base San Antonio Military Spouse Career Event

When:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Thursday, September 21, 2017







Where:
Military Family and Readiness Center
3060 Stanley Rd Building 2797
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
United States


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Please join us for two days of career development for military spouses. ...




5 Keys to a Smoother Military Transition

You probably heard "readiness" thousands of times in your military training; being prepared to spring into action when it's no longer a drill is crucial to your safety. When you're ready to leave the military, readiness may be the key to a successful transition and your financial security. ...




How to Find the Career That Best Suits Your Talents and Interests

When people are looking for a career path in life, they too often look only at what a given profession can pay. Though this may lead to financial success, it will rarely lead to a satisfactory career. Instead, people should consider their personal talents, interests and personality types when trying to decide what they should do for a living. ...




Minority Women Veterans Are Our Most Invisible Heroes

Our brave minority women veterans are often forced to navigate a discouraging obstacle course when they transition back into civilian life. No matter what their demographic might be, all military veterans returning home after a long time in active service face a distinct set of difficult challenges. ...




How To Advance Your Career While You’re Stuck Doing Grunt Work

Here’s what it takes to make the most of entry-level drudgery and limit your time doing it.
Pretty much everyone’s career starts the same way: with grunt work. Not just the clichéd fetching of coffee, but other lowly tasks: taking notes in meetings, preparing paperwork, scheduling, intensive research–even flat-out doing our bosses’ work for them. ...




Why Veterans Make the Best Hires

For starters, they are dedicated and disciplined.
 
Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers."When you say, 'I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government & Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of Indiana. ...




Your Resume Is a Waste of Time: 8 Better Ways to Get Hired for the Job You Want

Getting the job you want isn't easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.
 
A friend of mine can't find a job. "I've worked hard on my resume," he says. "I've written a killer cover letter. I've applied for dozens of jobs and I haven't even gotten an interview, so clearly no one must be hiring. ...




5 tips for writing a great cold email from a guy who got Mark Cuban to reply in 20 minutes

Sending a cold email to someone you don't know can feel like a long shot, and if the person you are reaching out to is famous, it can feel even almost like a waste of time. But for Adam Lyons, the founder of insurance rate comparison start-up The Zebra, a cold email to billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban was life changing. ...




Best Ways To Give Your Grown Kid Career Advice

A friend recently contacted me about an upsetting conversation he had with his grown kid about the young man’s new job. The son, 28, was having a problem with his boss, called his parents and seemed to be looking for guidance. But when his dad tried to offer some, the son became uncharacteristically angry and defensive. ...