Tag: civilian jobs

  • Transforming Your Resume From Military To Civilian

    Transforming Your Resume From Military To Civilian

    By Beth Braccio-Hering Duncan Mathison, co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough," recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job. "He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and... Continue Reading

  • 4 Resources For Veterans Looking For Civilian Jobs

    4 Resources For Veterans Looking For Civilian Jobs

    By Debra Auerbach Men and women who have served our country possess qualities and skills that are of great value to employers, including a strong work ethic, leadership and problem solving. Yet many veterans struggle with finding employment in the civilian world. According to whitehouse.gov, as of October... Continue Reading

  • 'Transition GPS': Helping Military Vets Get Civilian Jobs

    'Transition GPS': Helping Military Vets Get Civilian Jobs

    By Pauline Jelinek WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. combat troops patrol dusty pathways in Afghanistan, look for hidden roadside bombs, load and fire mortar shells at insurgents' positions. So when they come home, how will that help them land a civilian job? They can "be a mercenary," muses Capt. John Rodriguez,... Continue Reading

  • Job Hunting Tricks For Veterans

    Job Hunting Tricks For Veterans

    By John Sumser Job Hunting for Veterans is very different than it is for civilians. Veterans face misunderstanding and suspicion in their search for work. Translating military experience into something a civilian boss can understand is a unique challenge. The United States Military is a land unto itself.... Continue Reading

  • Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

    Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

    By MELISSA NELSON CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. (AP) -- The president and some members of Congress want tax breaks, expensive studies and even a "reverse boot camp" to tackle the unemployment rate among veterans, which runs higher than the national average. Another option the Navy would like to see: Expand a... Continue Reading

  • Then and Now: Getting a Job After Military Life

    Then and Now: Getting a Job After Military Life

    In 1970 I was a new Mrs. Lieutenant and accompanied my ROTC husband to Ft. Knox, Ky., to Armor Officers Basic. I didn't try to get a job then because I knew it was only for nine weeks – and it turned out my time was occupied with a program to train us on how to be good officers' wives. Continue Reading

  • Four Tips for Transitioning from Military Duty to a Civilian Job

    Four Tips for Transitioning from Military Duty to a Civilian Job

    Making a smooth transition from the military to a civilian job requires some introspection and planning. AOL Jobs recently spoke to Rachelle Chapman, senior manager for Specialty Recruitment Programs & Military Liaison for Adecco, who recommended these job search strategies for transitioning military. Continue Reading

  • How Military Service Can Prepare You for a Successful Career

    How Military Service Can Prepare You for a Successful Career

    The U.S. military can teach you a lot more than how to throw a salute, march in time, and shoot straight. It covers a range of jobs almost as diverse as those found in the civilian workplace. The military can be a lifetime career, but most recruits serve only a few years in uniform. Once they are trained,... Continue Reading

  • Transforming Your Resume From Military to Civilian

    Transforming Your Resume From Military to Civilian

    Duncan Mathison, co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough," recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job. "He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and blowing things up.... Continue Reading

  • Four Barriers Vets Can Face Moving Into Civilian Employment

    Four Barriers Vets Can Face Moving Into Civilian Employment

    Kelly Government Solutions Millions of Americans have experience with a branch of the armed forces, whether directly or through a co-worker, friend or family member. Yet many don't realize that some great benefits and resources are available to help military veterans find employment, although many vets... Continue Reading

  • Second Career for Military Personnel

    Second Career for Military Personnel

    Jay Drake spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy. When he retired, he found it difficult to make the transition to the civilian work world. Drake was hardly noticed as a job candidate by hiring managers, landing only two phone screens and no-face-to face-interviews. "This was surprising to me considering I was bringing... Continue Reading