7 Tips That Help You Make Connections at Work and in Life Coming from the regimented base environment where your work connections are basically assigned to you, adapting to the civilian environment may take some getting used to . Work and day-to-day life are more enjoyable when you have meaningful relationships. It’s nice to […]
Veteran Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Including veterans as part of a diversity and inclusion strategy is not only possible, it’s beneficial. For veterans making a transition from their service in uniform to the civilian world it’s not an easy process. Neither is its success guaranteed. Regardless of their branch of service, veterans share some unique attributes that civilian workers […]
What Does Professional Actually Mean?
Professional: Is it the what, the who or the how? Somewhere in your past, be it recent or even 20 or more years ago, you made a decision. You met with the recruiter and signed the papers. Then you found yourself at MEPS and standing in a room where you put your right hand […]
How to Have a Life Outside of Work
How to Have a Life Outside of Work When serving in uniform, work life and personal life are sometimes indistinguishable. You tend to be closely associated with the people in your unit. Especially in the civilian world, there’s more to life than work. But it’s not that easy to have a life outside of […]
Professional Image Can Make or Break You
Make a Bigger Impact With These Easy Professional Image Tips After active duty, you’re looking for a job, and from your time in uniform you know the importance of portraying a professional image. In the civilian world it’s a bit different, but it’s still important to take those extra steps. There are many ways […]
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 […]
Civilian career advancement: Improve your chances!
Last year, last month or maybe even yesterday may have marked your last day in uniform, but you’re still keen on career advancement in the civilian world, too. Now that you’re far removed from the daily routine of active duty and following the promotion requirements for the next board, making a shift in your approach […]
How to Know If That Job Offer Is Good For You
Veterans have risked their life for country and freedom, spent years dedicating their life to a higher purpose, and now they’re finally able to settle in and return to civilian life. With government assistance and company tax breaks, veterans searching for work have many opportunities awaiting them, the matter isn’t finding the right job as […]
Part-time Jobs That May Soften Your Transition
Your military experience can help you get your next weekend part-time job, which could even turn out to be fun! Any person who has excellent teamwork skills and can follow directions and dedicated to his or her work is the desirable choice for any employer. Veterans retire or leave active duty, and some don’t want […]