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Veterans… Sign Up NOW for Military Exchange Shopping!

Veterans… Sign Up NOW for Military Exchange Shopping! Starting November 11, 2017 all honorably discharged veterans will be able to shop online at all military exchanges. I’ve already shopped online at the exchanges because I was selected for the Beta … Continue reading

Career Prospects at the VA

Note to Readers:During the writing of this article, President Trump issued an executive memorandum freezing federal hiring. The military is exempted from the freeze and executive department heads are given the authority to also permit hiring of “any positions that … Continue reading

Veterans Preferences are Still Intact, but Will the Jobs be There?

The policy of providing hiring preferences for U.S. military veterans and disabled veterans is well established, but language in the pending defense authorization bill has called the policy into question. The incoming administration has also proposed a hiring freeze intended … Continue reading

Expedite Your Federal Job Search with a Master Federal Career Advisor

I remember the time I was assigned my first school advisor. Their job was to assist and direct me through junior high and into high school—and eventually into life. They helped me decide what classes to take based on my … Continue reading

The top 5 tips for an effective Military Transition Resume

Years before I even considered retirement, I heard my compatriots talk about how they knew when it was time. “Yes sir, time call it quits and move on.” Seems like some would never retire and then all of a sudden … Continue reading

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Formerly known as the Veterans Readjustment Appointment, the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) is one of several hiring authorities for veterans that provides employment opportunities for veterans seeking entry- to mid-level positions. In addition, the VRA permits … Continue reading

Resume Mistakes When Transitioning from Military to Civilian

Although you’ll never get the military life completely out of your system, you may want to intentionally keep some aspects of your military career out of your civilian resume. Here’s a list of the top veteran resume mistakes employers tend … Continue reading

Our 7 Favorite Interview Questions

Remember Spy vs. Spy? The Mad magazine cartoon adversaries employed an endless supply of booby traps and tricks to inflict damage on one another.  Sometimes the cartoon seems an apt analogy for the interview process. You and the interviewer are … Continue reading

Interminable Interviews

If you’re preparing for a military transition to a government job or private sector job, get ready to grind through the interview process. Glassdoor, the Mill Valley, CA based employer review site has recently released some very interesting data. The … Continue reading

Playing Poker for Your Pay?

What do you really need to consider when it comes to salary negotiations? How do you negotiate fairly with a prospective employer and come to an agreement that works for both parties? This week, takes  a look at the … Continue reading