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5 Tips for Stress-Free Networking

Stop angling for what you want and start looking for how to help people and enjoy their company.
 
 
Successful entrepreneurs know that networking is not a numbers game. It’s not about how many business cards you pass out or collect. ...




Jocko Willink: Career Advice From A Former Navy SEAL

I spoke to Jocko Willink, the bestselling author of Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win and former Navy SEAL officer, about the lessons he learned from his time in the military, the most important leadership qualities, how he transitioned from being a Navy SEAL to the business world, how his company's experience-based solutions help teams and his best career advice. ...




If You Want a Great Job, Tell a Great Story

A few lessons on job searching from our 16th president.
The film Lincoln is getting rave reviews because it tells a great story in an engaging way. And, it reminds us that the 16th president was most effective at convincing someone to take his side when he was able, without hesitation, to reach into his past and relate a story to the current moment. ...




Why job-hunting millennials could find a perfect match with the federal government

The graying of the federal-government workforce could soon create a hiring crisis as a large swath of older workers retires in the coming years and a new generation declines to fill the breach.
Simply put, most young people who are in job-search mode tend to look elsewhere, finding no motivation to vie for federal government positions that may strike them as more dreary than dazzling. ...




8 Tips For Avoiding Information Overload

If this isn’t the first article ― or Facebook post or tweet ― you’ve read today, you’re probably not alone.
 
A 2015 poll showed workers report spending as many as 6.3 hours everyday just checking emails. And earlier this year, Facebook reported its users spend an average of 50 minutes everyday on its site, including the app and messaging app. ...




Technology, Engineering Among 'Hottest' Jobs for New Vets

Military members swapping stripes for ties, blue jeans or office casual should seek jobs in the fields of technology, operations management and engineering, according to an annual ranking of “Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans,” released Monday.
The rundown of leading employment opportunities for new veterans is based on surveys completed by many of the top “military-friendly” employers within the Fortune 1000, said Sean Collins, vice president of G. ...




50 Resources for Military Spouses and Families

Whether you are looking for career resources or emotional support, there are a plethora of resources for military spouses out there to sift through. We’ve compiled a list of the 50 best resources for the range of needs of a military spouse and their family. ...




Get your resume past the robots: How to beat HR's mechanical gatekeepers

Work the system (but do it right)
 
Sure, you could simply hope you're the best match for the job and trust the process, but every system can and will be gamed. The Wall Street Journal points out the techniques that many people use to do this. ...




5 Ways the Job Market May Change in 2017

Hiring dominated 2016, but in 2017, analytics will become a larger part of the human resources department, the gig economy will reach a tipping point and employers will return to more traditional benefits packages, one researcher predicts.
 
After studying the job market over the past year, Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, saw big labor-market trends unfold in 2016, and he expects some of those trends to carry over into the new year. ...




Veterans Believe Their Military Experience Hurts Job Search

Companies look for ways to bridge the perception gap between employers, veterans
 
Nearly three-fourths of post-Sept. 11 veterans believe it would take them longer to find a job than an equally qualified nonvet, according to a new poll.
 
Even though the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since September 2001 was 4. ...