| Job Search Guide - Personal Branding for Military Veterans
by Graciela Tiscareno-Sato and Cady Chesney - Sep, 2014
Military veterans have a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience to bring to the civilian workforce. How should a military veteran go about harnessing their expansive knowledge, skills, and experience to obtain a position in the civilian workforce? By using personal branding effectively. Graciela Tiscareno-Sato, Chief Creative Officer at Gracefully Global Group, and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, joins the show to share ho...
| Veterans Career Fair - Jeff Samp from Boucher Automotive
by Jeff Samp and Courtney Omernick - Oct, 2013
The Veterans Career Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sees 70 employers come together in the hopes of finding talented United States service men and women to fill their open positions. The job seekers have a tremendous opportunity to speak with hiring personnel, learn more about these organizations, and stand out during face-to-face interactions. Jeff Samp from Boucher Automotive says it's important to connect with veterans, not...
| Veterans Career Fair - Nate Borland from Per Mar Security Services
by Nate Borland and Tim Muma - Oct, 2013
The Veterans Career Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sees 70 employers come together in the hopes of finding talented United States service men and women to fill their open positions. The job seekers have a tremendous opportunity to speak with hiring personnel, learn more about these organizations, and stand out during face-to-face interactions. Nate Borland from Per Mar Security Services sees veterans as a perfect fit for thei...
| Veterans Career Fair - Nick Findlay from GE Healthcare
by Nick Findlay and Courtney Omernick - Oct, 2013
The Veterans Career Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sees 70 employers come together in the hopes of finding talented United States service men and women to fill their open positions. The job seekers have a tremendous opportunity to speak with hiring personnel, learn more about these organizations, and stand out during face-to-face interactions. Nick Findlay from GE Healthcare attended the fair looking for traits in the job see...
5 Things that military retirees and veterans get to decide about their career now
by Debra Ann Matthews - Mar, 2013
No more military uniforms, no more commanders in charge or sergeants telling you what to do or where to live or what your current MOS will be (job duties). Now do let your local ACAP office guide you and direct you, but other than that, it’s now your time to decide. It’s a choice that you get to make. What is your ideal targeted job? And by the way, thank you for your service Now decide among these 5 things about your next ca...
Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects employers with more than 16,000 organizations across the nation to provide employment assistance to constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with construction/skilled trades, diversity organizations, general business, historically black colleges and unive...
Joe Quits His Job: A Cautionary Tale of Transition
by Emily King - Apr, 2012
This is a true story. A career military officer – let’s call him Joe for simplicity’s sake – retires after 20 years of service with a valuable and highly marketable skill set. Joe receives several offers early in his job search. He accepts one based on his interest in the work, the small size of the company (that would allow him to grow with it), and salary among other factors. Two months into his employment Joe is happy with...
What Every Job-Searching Veteran Needs to Know
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2012
Making a career change isn't easy. You need to showcase why you are qualified for the targeted job, even if your past experiences do not identically match the employer's requirements. Most employers are not familiar with military service, positions, jargon, or acronyms, so it can be even more challenging for veterans to make a strong case. What can job-seeking veterans do to help transition into civilian positions? Identif...
Veterans Helping Veterans: LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers Who Have Served
by Lindsey Pollak - Nov, 2011
I often advise job seekers to reach out to people in their desired industries for advice and guidance. So, when I sat down to write a blog post to help job seekers with military backgrounds, I decided to follow my own advice. I posted a query here on LinkedIn asking veterans if they’d be willing to share some tips for other former servicemen and servicewomen. Not surprisingly, several veterans stepped up immediately to help...
OFCCP focus on Covered Veterans and Individuals
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2011
The OFCCP has a new Director, an increased budget and a renewed focus on enforcement of federal contractors’ affirmative action requirements for Covered Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. So, it's time to make sure that you are doing all that is required—and all that you can. It's time to check: •Your VETS-100/VETS-100A report filing •Your job postings with the State Employment Agency •Your written Affirmativ...
OFCCP Proposes Revisions to Scheduling Letter
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
On May 12th, OFCCP published in the Federal Register its proposed changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. Below is the OFCCP’s description and justification of the proposed changes: “OFCCP has revised the Scheduling Letter and its Itemized Listing. These revisions will reduce overall burden hours on contractors and enhance OFCCP’s desk audit and data analysis abilities. The revisions in the body of the S...
Best Practices in Resume Writing For Veterans
by Wendy Enelow - Jan, 2010
1. Write to the future. Resume writing is not about rehashing your past history and listing what you’ve done and where. Rather, resume writing is about writing to the future, to the job that you want or the career path that you wish to pursue. This is a critical consideration throughout every phase of writing your resume and conducting your job search. Clearly define your objectives, identify the skills and qualifications you’...
Changing of the Guard: The Generations in the Workplace
by Leigh Moore - Apr, 2007
Recently I delivered a presentation at the Federally Employed Women (FEW) conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida on the generations in the workplace. For the first time in the history of the U.S. we have 4 generations in corporate America — Traditionalists / Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and the Millennials or Net-Gen. The conference participants all worked for the Federal government or Federal contractors, primarily in the S...
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