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Insights on Landing a Job from Retired Marine Squadron Commanding Officer

Bob Wiedower is VP of sales development and military programs for Combined Insurance. A retired Marine Squadron Commanding Officer who moved his way up in his career after leaving the military, Wiedower recommends a focus on four key areas of the job search process: research, networking, creating a great resume and participating in interviews. He offers some best practices for each stage of the process.

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Post Interview Follow Up Tips

interview follow up tips

Job seekers can stand out from the masses if they’re prompt and strategic in their post-interview follow-up efforts.

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Creative Ways to Find Job Opportunities

While job boards should definitely be the mainstay of your job search, in a tight labor market it can pay to consider adding other, potentially more creative ways of learning about job openings.

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How to Reach Veteran Job Seekers Automatically Every Day

reach veteran job seekers dailyA powerful tool for employers to reach qualified veteran job seekers is the Resume Scout combined with the Automatic Message.  A Resume Scout is an automatic search that is run daily to find newly posted veteran resumes that meet your criteria.  An Automatic Message is an email message that can be assigned to a Resume Scout and automatically sent to all job seekers matched by the Resume Scout. This blog posting will show you how to automatically send your message to veteran job seekers on a daily basis.

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Crazy Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

crazy interview questionsWhen preparing for an interview, there are some common questions that veterans can almost be assured will be asked.  But what about the other end of the spectrum: crazy questions that you likely didn't anticipate?  Learn how to respond to crazy interview questions in this article.

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Translating the Value of Your Military Experience Through Your Interview

translating military experience in an interview Your hard work has finally paid off! After crafting multiple resumes to meet the specific requirements of various jobs that fit your background and interests, you’ve landed an interview. Now you have the opportunity to really demonstrate your interest in, and qualifications for the job. Getting it right at this stage of the game can lead to a job offer and the kind of career opportunity you’ve been hoping for.

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Translating the Value of Your Military Experience Through Your Resume

translating military experience in your resume The resume is a staple of most job opportunities representing the price of entry in most cases. Consequently, “getting it right” when it comes to developing a resume that appropriately highlights your skills and experience and, from a veteran’s perspective, being able to translate military experience into language that most hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters will understand is critical. Unfortunately, that can be easier said than done.

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How Do You Answer the Interview Question: "How Do You Work as a Member of a Team?"

When faced with a question regarding your ability, and comfort level, with working on a team, take advantage of the opportunity to reinforce how your military career has provided you with specific team-building skills above and beyond what other applicants may have experienced.

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Veteran Transition Timeline 3 Months Out

ETS job search timeline It may seem hard to believe, but your multi-year transition planning period has already reached the three-month mark! What now? Now is the point where you should start seriously applying for jobs, getting your resume out to potential employers and recruiters, attending job fairs and doing some interviewing.

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Tell Me How Your Experience Has Prepared You For This Job

military experience prepares veterans for jobsOne very common question that you can almost be certain will be asked of you goes something like this: "Tell me how your experience has prepared you for this job." It's a broad question and that represents big benefits for you as you prepare for your interviews. Why? Because there are multiple opportunities to tie many aspects of your past experiences to the new position you're interested in.

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Tell Me More About This Item on Your Resume…

One line of questioning that, perhaps surprisingly, often catches job seekers off guard relates to their resume and goes something like this: "I see on your resume that you…could you tell me more about that?"  Don't stumble on this question and fail the interview.

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Interview Question: "How Do You Organize a Complex Assignment?"

In many cases your potential employer will be interested in understanding how you might approach your work tasks as a member of their team. Consequently, you could anticipate a question like: “How do you organize a complex assignment?” The key to answering this question is clearly conveying that even the toughest, or most complex, task would not throw you for a loop and that you would take a reasoned, methodical approach to getting the job done.

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How Do You Answer the Interview Question: "How Do You Handle an Underperforming Team Member?"

When you're interviewing for a job in a supervisory or management role, you can definitely anticipate questions related to how you work with others—and how you oversee the work of others.  Be ready to answer how you handle poor performance.

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How Do You Answer the Interview Question: "How Do You Lead Others?"

interview question how do you lead others

When applying for a position as a supervisor, manager or for any role where you will be responsible for directing the work of others it’s likely that you will be asked the question: “How do you lead others?”

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Best Jobs For Military Veterans

Military veterans have a special set of skills that transfer well to a variety of civilian jobs. Here’s a look at the best jobs for military veterans across the country and around the world.

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