Read This Before You Get Stuck in a Mid-Career Rut After you’ve been working for 20 years or more, it’s natural to assume that you know how to manage your career. However, a study by Harvard Business Review found that mid-career professionals need help if they want to avoid being undervalued and overworked. […]
13 Secret Tips for Networking at Events
The Secret to Networking at Social Events When you meet a potential contact at a business event, you know what to do. You deliver your elevator pitch and set up a time to talk more. However, when you run into someone interesting at a social gathering, things can become more complicated when it comes […]
Networking: An Important Piece Of the Transition Puzzle
Finding Your Next Job Can Be Easier With Successful Networking Now that you are in transition phase after serving, have you ever wondered how that friend of yours that really wasn’t qualified for a job received a better paying job with more holidays than you? You could give them the benefit of the doubt that […]
Making the Transition…But to What?
How to Figure Out What Type of Job You Really Want You’ve made a good run in uniform, and the transition to a new life looms ahead. It’s time to start considering a job in the civilian world, but you keep putting it off for one reason or another. Most often it’s our lack of […]
Workplace Conversation Killers You’ll Want to Avoid
Those with outstanding conversational skills are more successful and have higher-paying jobs. The most powerful people in the world are often the best conversationalists. This has been found to be true in industry, politics, and the military. You can dramatically increase your conversational skills by avoiding the most common conversation mistakes, especially in the workplace. […]
Transitioning Veterans – This Waiver May Be An Option
If you have served for four years or 24 years, someday you’ll have to think about it—transition back to civilian life. Still exploring options to pursue in the civilian workforce? One option might be the transportation sector, through a popular, yet little known federal veterans program. Operated under the U.S. Department of Transportation has […]
Your job search requires a civilian oriented resume
Your experience from serving in uniform is a treasure trove of value for an employer. You need to get that across on paper. You’re getting ready to leave active duty and that big looming task still remains in front of you… getting your résumé in shape for a civilian job. Your military experience has an […]
Work-life integration: make the switch from “balance”
Maybe work-life integration and life is a better approach than work-life balance. Through many technological tools, new significant ways have created that develop alternate ways for work schedule flexibility. You feel difficulty in balancing work and life and it can be a struggle and confusing for some people. Maybe a better way to think about […]
How long should a job search take?
Making the jump from the uniform to civilian life requires that one big step… the interview and actually starting the job search. At some point veterans have to go through a career transitioning period, and finding the right career is important to keep living a life full of happiness. Some start with finding the best […]
Avoid Asking These 10 Questions At Work!
Everybody agrees that building great relationships with coworkers and networking is a great thing to do. It’s also valuable to have a degree of candor when doing so… But you need to practice self censorship as well. One easy, low-hanging fruit in this area is knowing what’s not OK when asking ice-breaker questions. Or that […]
Returning to work after COVID-19
Returning to work after COVID-19 Many who are planning to return to work after COVID-19 in public-facing environments such as shops, bars, and restaurants will return to their workplace as coronavirus restrictions are eased, but some may wonder if their workplace is “COVID-19 safe” in terms of precautions. COVID-19: COVID-19 is the disease that […]
Remote work: Improving Relations With Coworkers
Making stronger relations between remote co-workers Remote work can be a double edged sword In remote work, you lose the advantage of face-to-face interaction with other co-workers. When you communicate only through computers, it can be difficult to get those non-verbal insights about your co-workers, and the trust cannot be developed that is built between […]