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Action Verbs (and why you need them on your resume)

Resume writing is one of the most important parts of the job search process. The information you present on your resume gives potential employers a quick glance at who you are, both as a professional and as a person. With that in mind, you should always be seeking ways to improve the presentation of your skills, qualifications, and talents. There

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What’s a functional resume and why is it important?

Choosing the right resume format is just as important as what you include. There are several different options to choose from, and each has its place in the employment search. For many people who are transitioning from the military, a functional resume is probably the best choice. If you’re unclear on what a functional resume is and why it’s useful,

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The Strong Interest Inventory

Self-assessment tools will help you narrow down your choices on what kinds of jobs are best suited for your interests, aptitude, and overall personality. Career development coaches often suggest taking the Strong Interest Inventory as part of a way to help people determine what they should study in college. No matter if you’re going to college or your fresh on

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Personality Tests help you find the perfect job

Personality tests will help you find your strengths and weaknesses – valuable information when you’re narrowing down a job search. These kinds of tests will also take into consideration your values, interests, and skills. As a transitioning service member, a personality test can be the best tool you’ve never heard of since it’s possible you’re not sure where to start

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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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