Hiring Trends in a COVID-19 World

2021 Covid Face Masks

Hiring Trends in a COVID-19 World Much has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly around the world in 2020. Many companies were forced to send workers home to work to ensure their safety. Some—those deemed as “essential”—kept operating but had to initiate a wide range of safety precautions. In 2021, when it comes to […]

Best Practices for Asking for Recommendations

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Asking for Recommendations Best Practices While candidate-supplied recommendations are sometimes looked upon with a certain degree of skepticism (after all, candidates aren’t likely to provide negative recommendations), they are still an important part of the job search process. HR professionals, recruiters, hiring managers, and others do look at references—whether supplied by candidates, or sought out […]

Finding Remote Work As A Military Spouse

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Finding Remote Work as a Military Spouse In a suddenly shifting employment landscape, one significant opportunity that has rapidly opened up for job seekers is the ability to work remotely. That means, potentially, that the candidate pool  for employers has also expanded—they realize they don’t have to only recruit from a local market.   How […]

Remote Interview Tips and Best Practices

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Mastering the Online Interview While there are still many jobs that require employees to be on site, even during the pandemic, many others have gone fully to remote work for the foreseeable future. Even those organizations that do have employees on site may be conducting more interviews remotely these days. That represents a very different […]

Getting Maximum Traction From Your LinkedIn Profile

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How To Get Maximum Traction From Your LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn is an excellent, but sometimes overlooked, resource for military veterans looking for civilian jobs. It has become a go-to source of information and connections with potential candidates used by recruiters, HR professionals, hiring managers—and job candidates.   Here, LinkedIn experts share their advice for how […]

Veteran Job Search Resolutions for 2021

Dream Big. Set Goals. Take Action.

Level Up Your Job Search in 2021 It’s a new year, but in many ways the job search climate is likely to remain somewhat disrupted moving into 2021, as many industries are still responding to the impact of COVID-19. For veterans looking for new opportunities, 2021 is a year to think a bit differently about […]

What To Do When You’re “Ghosted” In Your Job Search

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When You Think You’ve Landed the Job You’ve made your way through a few rounds of interviews, have been told you’re a “top candidate” and then suddenly there is silence. Despite your efforts to reach out to the recruiter you’ve been working with, and who has been consistently positive about the impression you’re making on […]

Video Interviewing Tips and Best Practices

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How to Prepare for a Video Interview While the practice of conducting employment interviews via video was in place prior to the emergence of COVID-19, its use has ramped up exponentially since many companies have had to shut down or adopt remote work practices. Veterans applying for jobs during the pandemic are likely to find […]

Applying For a Job in a New (To You) Industry

How to Change Jobs

Applying for a Job in a New Industry Sometimes it’s just time for a change.  Maybe you’ve worked in one specific type of job, or industry, for quite a while, but you’re ready to make a change. How can you position yourself to compete with others who have direct experience and land the job? Understand […]

Zoom Best Practices

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How to Ace Your Remote Interviews The rapid emergence of COVID-19 has caused employers and potential employees to make immediate and significant shifts in terms of how they interact with each other during the hiring process—and after.   One of the most significant is that now the vast majority of interviews are being conducted remotely, […]