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Why you need to improve your speaking skills

You might be well versed in how to speak like a service member. Acronyms and abbreviations are a big part of the military language. But, as you transition into the civilian workforce, you might be challenged to find ways to articulate yourself to your colleagues best. After all, no one is going to know that SA stands for situational awareness,

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How to make the most of your soft skills

Before we examine how mastering soft skills will help you in your job search, let’s discuss what a soft skill is and compare it with a hard skill. Soft skills are often difficult to quantify, but often include stellar verbal and written communication, along with clear leadership abilities and analytical thinking skills. Hard skills are the technical skills and abilities

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Becoming a better listener – why it’s important for your career search

Entering the workforce after being in the military comes with its own unique set of challenges. In addition to having to relearn how to be a civilian, you’re also faced with learning to speak like one. On top of that, you’re vying for job placement, and you’re up against stiff competition. One of the best ways you can separate yourself

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Is an adult internship right for you?

You might think of internships as something only available to college students. It’s true that internships are most often geared toward college students to give them a chance to experience a job before graduating. But it turns out that adult internships are just as useful, too. That’s good news for you as a transitioning service member. Adult internships can help

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Proven networking strategies to help you get a great job

If you already know that having a professional network is essential, but don’t quite know how networking strategies help you get a great job, then this is the post for you. The truth is that building a professional network can open the door to plenty of new career opportunities that might not otherwise have existed. Many companies open positions internally

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Why you need a professional network

A professional network is the best thing that you don’t have right now. Even more so, a professional network shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s a boon to anyone in the job searching process. Your professional network is one that needs careful cultivating. Make sure it’s already in place before you need it. Just as important is expanding your network. While it

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Choose the right resume format for your job search

Before you even get a seat at the interviewing table, you need a well-polished, highly professional resume. When you’re writing a resume, you need to be mindful of your audience, your industry, and your intended results. Here are five tips to help you choose the right resume format for your job search. KISS … seriously You’re already challenged to translate

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Competency Based Interview Questions

By now, you’re probably very familiar with the different types of interview questions that you might be asked. Our in-depth series has covered anecdotal interviews, open ended questions, and the most commonly asked interview questions. Let’s take a look at competency-based interview questions and how you can best prepare. Though the name might be unfamiliar, you’re well-versed in competency-based experiences.

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How to Answer Anecdotal Interview Questions

Anecdotal interview questions don’t need to be any more alarming than any other type of interview question. Like open ended questions which are often present in standard behavioral or situational interviews, anecdotal interview questions are purposeful. Hiring managers ask you to tell stories about previous experience to help determine how well you’ll be a fit for the job. When navigated

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