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Career Path: From Military to Writing

Career Realism

This is a true career story as told to DiversityJobs.com and is one of many interviews with professionals who have found fulfilling careers after using our job-search resources. Today, my job most closely resembles my ideal situation. This is similar to freelance writing, but I do not have to solicit work from clients or negotiate fees and contracts. In the beginning, I had no rank or authority in the military but I was still motivated to succeed.

Age Discrimination During Job Search | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

But sometimes the job search can get very frustrating. Leaving your first three jobs off of your resume. And if the first job on your resume was “Director of Finance&# , it probably wasn’t your first. Why apply for the job when you have 7 or more years?

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4 Things That Can Affect Your Career Choices

Career Realism

When career professionals advise job seekers to check out a “company’s corporate culture,” this refers to collecting information, such as work culture, before accepting a job offer. A prime example would be the military or academia. The wages may not be competitive, depending on the company, but certain products are relatively stable. This culture may attract creative arts, such as graphic artists, freelance workers and media.

4 Things That Can Affect Your Career Choices

Career Realism

When career professionals advise job seekers to check out a “company’s corporate culture,” this refers to collecting information, such as work culture, before accepting a job offer. A prime example would be the military or academia. The wages may not be competitive, depending on the company, but certain products are relatively stable. This culture may attract creative arts, such as graphic artists, freelance workers and media.

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