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Climbing the Job Search Ladder

climbing the ladderUnderstanding the job search process as a ladder and knowing how to climb each rung to get to the next is the key to landing the job offer.

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Employers Are Telling You What They Want. Are You Listening?

Employers tell you what they want but you must read and listen to what they are saying. And sometimes employers tell you point blank how they are searching for job candidates. They list their search keywords right in the job ad!

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How To Identify My Accomplishments

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Success in the job search depends on communicating your accomplishments both in your resume and during the interview. But how do you identify your accomplishments beyond “I did my job and I did it well?”

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Why Some Military Resumes Do Not Work

Understanding the competitive layer of a resume is the difference between resumes that don't work and resumes that get you interviews.

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How To Improve A Non-Performing Resume

A non-performing resume is one that has not persuaded a recruiter or an employer to call you for an interview. Or worse, it's a resume posted on the Internet that is ever "found" by hiring managers who conduct computer searches to find job candidates.

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When To Use Or Not Use Military Jargon On Your Resume

Including or eliminating military jargon from your resume very much depends on your career goal and the company, organization or industry you are seeking to be employed by.

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How long should a resume be?

Concerned that your resume is too long or too short? Always remember a resume's length is a function of its depth.

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Called Out for Military Jargon in my Resume

I was recently called out for too much military jargon in my resume. Here is how I fixed it and how you can fix your resume.

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Why Should I Hire You?

Veterans' resumes often read as a laundry list of duty assignments. Listing responsibilities but not achievements, they fail to answer the question “why should I hire you?” Here's how to make sure your resume helps you land your next job.

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Why You Need A Good Cover Letter

In real terms, a cover letter functions more as a persuasive, sales pitch letter than a dry business communication.

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Sample Plain Text Resume

Sample Plain Text Resume

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How To Create A Persuasive Resume

 Most resumes of veterans are a complete statement of their military experience. And that is the problem: their resumes are so detailed that the reader feels overwhelmed. The sheer volume of facts obscures the meaning of those facts. Without meaning, there is no persuasion. If your resume is not persuasive, employers will not be interested enough to call you for an interview.

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