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3 Marketing Tips to Successful Cleared Job Search

successful cleared job searchJob search is not a ‘fun’ project for most of us. Few people really understand that they are selling themselves. You need to look at job search as if it is a marketing plan. Because, yes, it is.

First: What are you selling to what audience

Focusing on exactly what you want to do next is a basic step in job search. Too many people just assume that if they are in job E, the next job is job F. But is that really what you want to do? Try this exercise:

  1. List the specific things you love to do most in your work and volunteer or community activities.

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A Discussion with Jason Redman, Wounded Warrior

Jason Redman, The Trident The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL LeaderJason Redman is a keynote speaker on the second day of the CyberMaryland 2014 Conference, a U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant (retired), Founder of SOF Spoken Speaking company, author of “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy Seal Leader” and CEO and Founder of Wounded Wear.

“I feel really thankful. When you come close to the other side it makes you very reflective. At least it did for me. That really caused me to dig deep at who I was and what it was to lead, strengths, and weaknesses. For me to have such positive feedback from other people out there about the book is great. Because

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3 Interviewing Tips for Transitioning Military

URS talking to a transitioning military service memberMany military members have difficulty in interviews. In various programs, I have heard those who were sure that they were “too intense” for civilians when interviewing and those who worried about whether they could answer questions effectively.

In mock interviews with transitioning military many coaches find few who can present their skills and knowledge in terms the hiring manager will understand. In talking with recruiters and hiring managers, this same problem is commonly mentioned.

Tip 1: Learn the Language

It is your job to translate your past into the future you want. As you study the work you seek to do next, look at the words that are used. Read…

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3 Steps for Recruiters to Align Job Descriptions with MOS

We discussed how transitioning military should civilianize their resumes so recruiters can better understand what they do. But what are we recruiters doing to meet them in the middle?

Most of the time we ask vets and transitioning military members to come 90% of the way and then we can come the last 10% to head toward the finish line…or not. If you and your company are serious about hiring vets or transitioning military for your organization – and honestly every company should be – then we need to come at least half way when trying to get them in the door.

So where to start? Again I…

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3 Steps to Bridge the Military to Civilian Language Barrier

Military to CivilianEveryone is talking about the need to help veterans and transitioning military members find a job. It’s a learning process for both our service members and the recruiters looking to hire them.

The number one reason I always hear mentioned for this disconnect is vets and transitioning military members are not “civilianizing” their resumes and recruiters often do not understand military jargon.

Bridging the Language Barrier in 3 Steps

So how do we meet in the middle and bridge that language barrier?

Start with your Military Occupation Specialty (MOS)/Rating/AFSC. Follow these steps to get yourself in the civilian mindset.

1. Look at your MOS/Rating/AFSC and see where it is too

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