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Seven steps to finding a better job

Seven steps to finding a better job

Stuck in a dead-end career? Following these seven steps can help get you out and on the path to a better job.

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Tips for writing an effective LinkedIn profile

Tips for writing an effective LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn, the popular networking site for professionals, is often used wrongly. Avoid the pitfalls that so many others fall into.

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Top seven jobs for retirees

Top seven jobs for retirees

The job market can actually be favorable to retiree veterans looking to supplement their income. It's just a matter of knowing where to look.

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Cover letters FAQs

Cover letters FAQs

Should you always include a cover letter even if not requested? Should each cover letter be customized? What should cover letters include?

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Your job interview is a 'two-way street'

Your job interview is a 'two-way street'

A successful job interview requires you to interview your interviewers as much as they are interviewing you.

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Approaching the job search as an older vet

Approaching the job search as an older vet

Concerned that your age is keeping you from finding employment? There's plenty you can do to minimize that and even make your age an asset.

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Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Veterans have service-learned skills and experience that can set them apart from ciivilian applicants in these five careers.

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Strength through truth

For 50 years, the Defense Information School has turned out highly trained journalists, broadcasters and public affairs professionals.

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Fire Fight

For more than a century, the U.S. military has provided critical support battling blazes in the West.

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The Bakken Boom

Young veterans are flocking to the North Dakota oil patch for jobs – and employers want more.

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Job retention survey for veterans launches

Job retention survey for veterans launches

The online survey seeks to understand out why veterans leave their first post-military jobs.

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USTechVets connects veterans to technology jobs

USTechVets connects veterans to technology jobs

The new online community will connect about one million servicemembers with employment opportunities.

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New rules for hiring veterans, disabled persons

New rules for hiring veterans, disabled persons

The rules have been published in the Federal Register and will become effective on March 24

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Seven college jobs to jump-start your résumé

Seven college jobs to jump-start your résumé

From selling computers to leading group exercises, work experience in college can give you an edge in the job market.

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Best-paying jobs for high school-educated veterans

Best-paying jobs for high school-educated veterans

These seven jobs don’t require a veteran, who chooses not to attend higher education after leaving the military, to have a college degree.

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Job interview: Research occupation, organization

Job interview: Research occupation, organization

Because you are the one gathering opinions and insights, your interview subject should do most of the talking.

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Informational job interviewing

Informational job interviewing

Want to know what a career is really like? Ask someone with firsthand experience.

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Four benefits to hiring veterans

Four benefits to hiring veterans

Veterans are uniquely positioned to market themselves effectively for work in the private sector.

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Unemployment rate drops for veterans

Unemployment rate drops for veterans

The jobless rate for veterans is now lower than the national average.

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Verizon Wireless focused on veteran hiring

Verizon Wireless focused on veteran hiring

Technology company has special hiring site for military, attends career fairs nationwide.

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The ‘inexperienced’ résumé

The ‘inexperienced’ résumé

“Light” résumés can gain weight from a closer review of your military accomplishments.

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Table manners: 3 key tips for job fairs

Table manners: 3 key tips for job fairs

Excellent job opportunities await at seemingly unlikely places.

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No veterans need apply?

No veterans need apply?

Here are five reasons why some employers choose not to hire veterans.

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Keys to asking for recommendations

Keys to asking for recommendations

When asking someone for a job recommendation, keep in mind they are putting their own reputation on the line by vouching for you.

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Building the bridge to civilian employment

Building the bridge to civilian employment

Besides colleges and universities, some professional associations offer opportunities for credentialing and certification.

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Discussing prior service with interviewers

Discussing prior service with interviewers

When you interview for a job, be sure not to rehash your military experience. Keep focused on what is relevant.

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Job Hunting: 3 Tips on What We Do Right

Job Hunting: 3 Tips on What We Do Right

Veterans looking for employment should do their homework, look the part, and close an interview well.

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Legion applauds Obama's job initiative

Legion applauds Obama's job initiative

The establishment of a Military Credentialing and Licensing Task Force hopes to ease job transition for veterans and servicemembers.

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Homeless Veterans Roundtable in DC

Homeless Veterans Roundtable in DC

Service providers from federal agencies and community-based programs discussed projects and programs being used to reduce homelessness among veterans.

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How to showcase your job achievements

How to showcase your job achievements

Distinguish yourself from other professionals in your line of work.

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