Video: Job Search Tips We Can Learn from the iPhone 5

In this tutorial, we talk about:

Why is your personal brand so important to your job search?
What can we learn about personal branding from the iPhone 5?
How can you have companies lined up around the corner for you?

Post your response to the challenge in a comment below.

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New Year and a New You!

New Year and a New You!

Rebranding yourself as a professional…
We’ve seen it, we’ve heard it, but what does it mean?  “Branding.” It’s not just for big name companies.  You have a brand!  It just so happens that your brand is camouflage and a rifle. You and hundreds of thousands more.  So what makes you different?

Think about what you love; what is your passion?  Learn your craft, embrace the attitude, get positive, and seek out your opportunity!

The Success Equation
Remember when your commanding officer used to tell you, “Keep it …

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How Veterans Uncover Local Opportunity Through Networking

How Veterans Uncover Local Opportunity Through Networking

In the end, a resume is just an advertisement that might get you an interview. The secret is that there are a lot of jobs which are unlisted and this is where good networking skills can find these jobs. The goal is to get to the decision makers.

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Regarding War: Conversations at PBS.org

This week, watch the great discussion we are creating over at PBS.org  for Regarding War.  Fellow millitary bloggers and journalists will be creating a dynamic conversation for a web project based on the award-winning showcase POV.  Contributors will be sharing their own stories, offering insights on the challenges facing returning veterans, and providing tips and resources on the kinds of support that families, friends and communities can offer veterans.

Please join us! 

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When in Doubt, Do Something!

When in Doubt, Do Something!

Are you willing to commit 20 hours per week to identify your skills and abilities, formulate an objective and network for information and advice? If this sounds like too extensive of a process, you may remain stuck and inevitably frustrated. Success comes to those who take action.

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Organizing Your Military to Civilian Job Search: Seven Steps

Why do many unemployed stay unemployed? Their job search methods are ineffective. Your military experience gives you an inherent advantage.

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Top Five Things Every Veteran Should Know to Succeed in the Civilian World

Civilians leave their jobs to pursue bigger, better opportunities. Civilians give two-week notices. Civilians promote human resource initiatives that improve job quality, better wages, better benefits, and advancement opportunity. Does this sound stressful or intimidating? Contrary to the military career, there are no two-week notices, no uncomfortable feeling when you explain why you are moving on, and no feelings of betrayal. No emotions or fear in the way, holding you back from bigger or better opportunities. Advantage: YOU. …

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Leveraging Military Skills and Experience

Military life is behind you, but it is most certainly not forgotten.  You possess a unique skill set that only a small portion of the workforce shares with you.  Many of the non-veteran careerists out there have grown accustomed to a routine, become comfortable, have stopped learning and therefore overlook the wealth of skills that have been accumulated over the years.  This may be your most valuable asset, as no one can devalue the skills and experience you possess.

Percent of the US population …

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Five Myths Military-to-Civilian Job Searchers Face

You’ve been out of the civilian job market for some time now.  Things have changed.  There is a lot to learn about job searching, career opportunities and the best way to communicate your abilities to potential employers.  Understanding the job market is understanding the process.  Does it seem the job market is well structured?  Conducive to dispensing the information and assistance you need?  Soon, you will find out that it is in fact, not.

There is a great misunderstanding how military members relate to the job …

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Getting Started Right

The reality of military jobs and careers is that they eventually come to an end for everyone.  In today’s environment it seems they are coming to an end faster than before.  Everyone in the military must go through the career transition process.  Your time just happens to be now.  So let’s get that positive attitude flowing and find that civilian job that leads to renewed career success!

It is extremely important that you manage this transition responsibly; this should be your central focus.  Where have you …

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