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?

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Video: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers

In this tutorial, learn:

Why we do what we do
The harsh realities of the current job market
The 7 habits effective job seekers have

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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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Social Networking for Veterans: An Introduction

Twitter.  The buzz word of the media industry.  The name alone makes some shudder with fear or disgust; others light up with elation at the mention of it.  Where do you stand?  You may have heard stories about how Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn can help you find a job.  Increasingly more often, commonplace employers are utilizing these networks not only for posting employment opportunities, but also cross-referencing potential candidates for social network activity.  Some people have been using these for a while, but are they …

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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.

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