The Military to the Civilian Job Market Transition

Competitive Resumes

I once asked him about how difficult it was to leave the military behind and enter the civilian job market. He replied with a truth that is still echoed today among veterans: “You never really fully transition from the military…some part of it will always be with you.”. Military

Military? – Special Civilian Job Rights are Yours

Sklover Working Wisdom

Being called up for military service or training? It provides very valuable employment-related legal rights to members of the armed forces and other uniformed services who are absent from work due to military service or training. The idea underlying the USERRA law is to ensure that serving your country is as least damaging to your career as possible, while balancing the varied interests of the military, the employee and the civilian employer. Military Service?

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5 Job Options For Military Veterans

Career Realism

It’s not unusual for military veterans to go into law enforcement. Not only does the military and law enforcement require similar skill sets, many law enforcement agencies also offer partial retirement credit to veterans. Transportation.

US Chamber Foundation and Goodwill Partner to Provide Career Services to Veterans and Military Spouses

Resume Bear

Goodwill’s Targeted Job Training and Career Services to Be Offered to Veterans and Military Spouses at Dozens of Hiring Our Heroes Job Fairs Nationwide. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and Goodwill Industries announced today a collaborative effort to offer comprehensive vocational services to veterans and military spouses who participate in Hiring Our Heroes job fairs and programs.

AT & T Seeking to Hire 10K Veterans and Military Family Members

Resume Bear

As a part of its hiring drive in Louisiana and across the country, AT&T is looking to hire 10,000 military veterans and their families in the next five years. The company has established a Military Talent Attraction team, which focuses on promoting AT&T’s career opportunities to veterans and educating managers across AT&T on the benefits of hiring military veterans. Military veterans can learn more about careers at AT&T here.

VetJobs: A Job Board Just for Veterans and Their Families

Career Solvers

But did you know that there is a job board dedicated solely to former members of the military, and their spouses and children? Founded in 1999, Veterans of Foreign Wars-sponsored VetJobs has grown to be the leading military-related job board on the Internet.

Top 3 Barriers to Making a Career Decision

Career Key

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Top 3 Barriers to Making a Career Decision Many people choosing or changing a career encounter these top 3 barriers: Cultural transitions : military to civilian, government to private sector, immigrant working in a new country; Career indecision : being overwhelmed, fear of the unknown, and/or you’re just an indecisive person. Right now, I’m working on post about making a military to civilian transition.

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How to Build a Career in Artificial Intelligence

Ms. Career Girl

Apple, Google and IBM are only some of the top companies seeking to employ experts in the field, and this expertise is in high demand in almost every industry: from agriculture, healthcare, environment, government, to advertising, transportation, and education among many others.

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Books to Unwind with this Weekend

Ms. Career Girl

A dangerous narrative of dark secrets and chilling revelations, The Wolves of Winter will transport you to an entirely new world this weekend. When you’re a trailblazing #girlboss, it’s not easy to completely unplug from the work world during the weekend.

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Feng Shui Your Job Search Luck – How to use Feng Shui to find a Career that Harmonizes with your Personal Energies

Career Alley

Hotels, hospitality, fishing, tourism, driving, transportation, gift shops, marketing, consumer goods and services, all water-related jobs, health spa, tour guide, blogger on trends, boats, yachts, sea shipping.

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Résumé Help: Digging Deeper to Uncover a Valuable Achievement

Careers Done Write

Project was for production of 7 military-purpose, mid-sized helicopters for NATO, $35 million each. The Revised Bullet Point: Led scheduling operations for $245 million project to manufacture 7 military transport helicopters for NATO. Nathan had been sending out his résumé for eight months and has had zero response. Completely frustrated, he contacted us. Immediately, I could see the problems.

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Celebrating the Women Who Made an Impact on London’s Culture

Ms. Career Girl

She campaigned for improved conditions on ships transporting felons and migrants to Australia and established night shelters for the homeless and a School of Discipline for Girls in Chelsea.

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4 Things Veterans Need In A Company To Succeed

Career Realism

Military veterans often bring a high level of leadership and a number of transferable skills that can help any company succeed. Whether you’ve served four years in the military or 40, if you’re looking to move on to a civilian position, it will take some adjusting.

Read the Inspiring Story of Real Career Girl, Danielle Wilson, CEO of Aero Jet Medical & United Medivac Solutions

Ms. Career Girl

Feeling compelled to help, Danielle took it upon herself to support our military and launched United Medevac Solutions with close associate, Larry Case.

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MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

We spend “left-over money” on technology gadgets, killer apps, insurance, transportation and recreation. There are three choices: proceed to graduate school; join the military, or find a job with a company. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

In addition, CareerPro Inc looks to help members of the military with transition back to civilian life and careers. Chicago is an international hub for finance, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Best Career Coaches in Your City.

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How Recruiters Pick YOU

Resume Bear

Some of the client’s requirements may not seem tied to the job, but are set in stone regardless (for example, graduated from a certain school/program or military experience). He has worked in industries ranging from telecom to transportation to dotcom. By Jeff Lipschultz.

5 Career Paths in Disaster Management

Career Realism

National Guard is a reserve military force made up of part-time members who hold full-time civilian jobs. Among the many duties they perform, they provide security and transport during evacuations and have engineers to address dangerous situations and trouble spots.

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Working on a Cruise Ship: A Dream or Rough Seas? - Jobacle.com.

Jobacle

As a passenger, you get pampered, over-fed and over-served while being seamlessly transported from one port to another, in the midst of a blizzard of self-indulgence. Constant and rigorous supervision, military style discipline 3.

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Economics: Through Jobs, Freedom

Resume Bear

Historian Rick Perlstein cites one of the early expressions of King’s vision, in which the reverend stated, “We ought to come in mule carts, in old trucks, any kind of transportation people can get their hands on. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A New Image, a New Outcome

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

and Dale: I have an MBA in operations management, along with a strong technical education in logistics and transportation with the Army. Regarding the “guns and tanks,&# the simple solution is to reverse how you list your military experience on your resume. Dear J.T.

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Example of an Effective Cover Letter | ResumeToReferral.com

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From that, I was asked to produce the lay-out of our town’s transportation system. Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Does Your Cover Letter Contain a “HEADLINE?&#

The Value-Based Resume | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Example of Errors in Writing Cover Letters How To Bridge The Gap In Your Resume » The Value-Based Resume Excerpts from Jay’s Block’s New Book: 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times (McGraw-Hill, December 2009) In a troubled economy plagued with high unemployment and employee dissatisfaction in the workplace, look-alike, assembly line résumés won’t get the attention of hiring authorities. Hiring authorities don’t have time to read stacks of boring biographies from strangers. They want to know quickly what specific contributions you can make and results you can produce. So, by definition, a value-based résumé is a marketing document that communicates your ability to produce significant results better than other qualified candidates. You have 100% control over the information you include in your résumé and how you present your marketing document. Unfortunately, most job seekers don’t take advantage of their power to control the information hiring authorities need to see on their résumés. When you effectively control the information on your résumé, you will elicit attention and enthusiasm from prospective employers and win an interview. More than 98% of the résumés being circulated today are nothing more than chronological obituaries; biographies prepared on white paper with black ink formatted like millions of others. Not only do they all look alike; they don’t communicate enough to differentiate themselves from other competing candidates. Most résumés don’t address prospective employers’ needs, problems or organizational objectives. They don’t shout out why they are the best candidate for the job. During tough economic times, there are way too many competing résumés in circulation for you to submit a blend-in-with-everyone-else résumé. Your résumé must STAND OUT if you have any chance of attracting outstanding job opportunities. In the end, your résumé must effectively promote and sell you to prospective employers. And you must promote and sell yourself better than other candidates by communicating 3 types of messages: 1) The ‘Ultimate Results’ message 2) The ‘Core Strengths’ messages 3) The ‘Value-added’ messages 1) The Ultimate Results Messages The Ultimate Results messages are the most important messages you can communicate because they are the single most essential messages prospective employers yearn for on your résumé ! The Ultimate Results messages communicate to prospective companies and hiring authorities your value; your worth to them. In other words, what you get paid to produce. An effective way to determine the Ultimate Results messages is to answer the following question: If you were to be hired today, what specific performance standards will you be measured on at your first annual review – a year from now? You get paid for producing results, so what results will you produce that will indicate to a company that you are the best candidate for the job? When you answer this, you will have your Ultimate Results messages. Below are examples of Ultimate Results messages for 5 different jobs (I will use the same five jobs illustrating all three messages). A Teacher: • To significantly enhance the educational experience leading to an enriched and rewarding life for all students. A Sales Professional: • To significantly increase sales, expand marketshare and provide unparalleled levels of customer service; to contribute to organizational growth and profit objectives. An IT College Graduate: • To advance the goals and objectives of the IT department by utilizing strong programming skills; and to improve organizational efficiencies and productivity through the use of state-of-the-art technologies. A Return-to-Work Candidate: • To utilize skills and abilities to meet organizational goals in a loyal, dependable and professional manner. A CEO: • To increase global presence, product mix and marketshare to improve and maintain shareholder earnings and value. 2) The Core Strengths Messages Once you have identified the Ultimate Results messages, you have only to determine your six to eight core strengths that would lead a hiring manager or prospective employer to believe you can produce the Ultimate Results messages. Core strengths would include skills, qualifications and talents you have that make you valuable and that are important requirements for landing the job as perceived by prospective employers. The Core Strengths messages are messages that communicate those specific skills and qualifications that you will use in your daily activities to produce the Ultimate Results messages. A Teacher: • To significantly enhance the educational experience leading to an enriched and rewarding life for all students. 1) Classroom management / discipline 2) Integrating real-life experiences into the classroom 3) An effective student / parent liaison 4) Work collaboratively with administration and peers 5) Possess strong academic credentials 6) Have 9 years of experience supported by excellent references A Sales Professional: • To significantly increase sales, expand marketshare and provide unparalleled levels of customer service to contribute to organizational growth and profit objectives. 1) Perform in-depth market analysis and create growth plans 2) Lead generation, networking and relationship building 3) Assess client needs and effectively overcome objections to sale 4) New territory start-up and turnaround management 5) Identify and capitalize on new and existing business opportunities 6) Provide groundbreaking levels of customer service An IT College Graduate: • To advance the goals and objectives of the IT department by utilizing strong programming skills; and to improve organizational efficiencies and productivity through the use of state-of-the-art technologies. 1) Perl, MySQL, Linux, Apache, Mason, XML, XSL, HTML, JavaScript, Java, MS C++, ASP, 8086 Assembly, Fortran, COBOL, network firewall and hack-proof server installation and configuration and automatic mass website building 2) Internet-based public relations for online applications 3) Wireless applications, Speech recognition, and network administration 4) Skilled in providing excellent customer service 5) Complex, technical troubleshooting and problem solving 6) Complete projects on time and on budget A Return-to-Work Candidate: • To utilize skills and abilities to meet organizational goals in a loyal, dependable and professional manner. 1) Excellent phone skills 2) Good communication skills 3) Use sound judgment; make good decisions 4) Honest, trustworthy and dependable 5) Complete assignments on time 6) Always go the extra mile; a good team player A CEO: • To increase global presence, product mix and marketshare to improve and maintain shareholder earnings / value. 1) Mergers and acquisitions; reengineering and change management 2) International corporate leadership experience 3) Visionary strategist; identify and pursue new growth opportunities 4) Board member and shareholder relations management 5) Possess an MBA from Oxford in International Business 6) Skilled in raising capital for growth and expansion 3) The Value-added Messages Value-added messages communicate added value that you bring to the job that goes beyond the call of duty. In other words, Value-added messages communicate to potential hiring managers and prospective employers that you not only have the skills and qualifications to do the job better than other qualified candidates; but that you bring more “value” to the job than what’s required. This added value can be the difference between a job offer and a rejection letter. In many cases, Value-added messages are the critical messages that differentiate you from your competition. I often refer to this as the differential factor. For example, suppose you are seeking a job as a Retail Manager. You might bring added value by being fluent in English, Spanish and French. Being trilingual may NOT be part of the job description but, can be a valuable asset when working with diverse employees and customers who speak Spanish and French. This Value-added message may tip the scale in your favor. A Teacher: • To significantly enhance the educational experience leading to an enriched and rewarding life for all students. 1) Improve reading and writing skills 2) Classroom management / discipline 3) Integrating real-life experiences into the classroom 4) Introducing real-life experiences outside the classroom 5) An effective student / parent liaison 6) Work collaboratively with administration and peers 7) Possess a Masters degree in Education Have 9 years of experience supported by excellent references • Value-added Message: Have a Masters degree in Library Science (Able to assist and contribute to library and media services) A Sales Professional: • To significantly increase sales, expand marketshare and provide unparalleled levels of customer service to contribute to organizational growth and profit objectives. 1) Perform in-depth market analysis and create growth plans 2) Lead generation, networking and relationship building 3) High-impact presentation and closing skills 4) Assess client needs and effectively overcome objections to sale 5) New territory start-up and turnaround management 6) New product / service launch 7) Identify and capitalize on new and existing business opportunities Provide groundbreaking levels of customer service • Value-added Message: Have an existing book of business (Able to deliver immediate sales and growth opportunities) An IT College Graduate: • To advance the goals and objectives of the IT department by utilizing strong programming skills; and to improve organizational efficiencies and productivity through the use of state-of-the-art technologies. 1) Perl, MySQL, Linux, Apache, Mason, XML, XSL, HTML, JavaScript, Java, MS C++, ASP, 8086 Assembly, Fortran, COBOL, network firewall and hack-proof server installation and configuration, and automatic mass website building 2) Internet-based public relations for online applications 3) Network administration 4) Wireless and Voice 5) Speech recognition 6) Skilled in providing excellent customer service 7) Complex, technical troubleshooting and problem solving Complete projects on time and on budget • Value-added Message: Have my Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Certification (Able to professionally train and present new technologies and services effectively to employees and customers) A Return-to-Work Candidate: • To utilize skills and abilities to meet organizational goals in a loyal, dependable and professional manner. 1) Excellent phone skills 2) Good communication skills 3) Use sound judgment; make good decisions 4) Honest, trustworthy and dependable 5) Complete assignments on time 6) Always go the extra mile 7) A good team player A high school graduate • Value-added Message: Have own transportation and able to work a flexible work schedule (Provides a great degree of dependability and flexibility compared to others who may be dependent on the bus or others unable to work a flexible work schedule) A CEO: • To increase global presence, product mix and marketshare to improve and maintain shareholder earnings / value. 1) Mergers and acquisitions 2) Reengineering and change management 3) International corporate leadership experience 4) Visionary strategist; identify and pursue new growth opportunities 5) Board member and shareholder relations management 6) Develop world class teams to achieve world class results 7) Possess an MBA from Oxford in International Business Skilled in raising capital for growth and expansion • Value-added Message: Have built / managed two million-dollar companies (Able to build a 3rd one) Once you have identified your Ultimate Results, Core Strengths and Value-added messages, you will have all the messages needed to create a powerfully effective résumé (and to conduct a flawless job transition campaign). Related posts: How To Write Sales Resume When I Have No Sales Experience? Resume Tip: It’s All About The RESULTS You Can Deliver! Great Cover Letters Lead to Great Job Interviews 10 Steps to an On-Target Resume Do Your Detective Work—BEFORE the Interview! This entry was posted on September 22, 2010, 8:30 am and is filed under guest article. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. Comments (0) Trackbacks (1) No comments yet. Tweets that mention The Value-Based Resume | ResumeToReferral.com -- Topsy.com Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer Need resume help? Contact Resume to Referral; Leading Resume Writing Service (937) 325-2149 admin@resumetoreferral.com 2nd Edition, Just Released; Updated for 2010/2011 Download: Designing a Cover Letter to 'Wow' Hiring Personnel Need a great cover letter for that special job opening? If so, dont fool around. 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tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

The problem is the commute into the city would be long, costly and might require him to move closer to public transportation. I have military experience before my kids were born and that was the last full-time position I had. It’s tiny answer Tuesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Asking about start time at a new job. Last week, I was offered a job (after being unemployed for nine months) that I’ll be starting this week!

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Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking. Hello, McDonald's) Posted to: Diversity | Leadership January 18th, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The All-Star Rodeo Challenge came to Madison, WI last weekend, and the farmer took me and my kids.

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