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Veterans a match for firefighting profession

Veterans a match for firefighting profession

Veterans often are a perfect fit for becoming firefighters because of their service backgrounds.

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Top 10 fastest growing jobs

Top 10 fastest growing jobs

Physical therapist, labratory supervisor and research analyst are among the careers with an increasing need for qualified professionals

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10 jobs that allow you to work from home

10 jobs that allow you to work from home

These jobs allow you to earn a stable income from the comfort of your own home.

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Six high-paying jobs that are often overlooked

Six high-paying jobs that are often overlooked

Jobs that provide high financial stability are often forgotten by job-seekers.

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Can social networking sites get you a job?

Can social networking sites get you a job?

Job-seekers should learn the value of tapping into sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to find leads for a new job.

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I Am The American Legion - Sean Davis

“I want a place for other veterans to go where they can feel safe and know that there’s somebody there who went through what they did.”

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Find a way to be a 'specialist' in your job search

Find a way to be a 'specialist' in your job search

Companies want to hire specialists, not generalists. Your military experience can put you in the former category.

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How to write an effective résumé

How to write an effective résumé

Follow these simple tips and pointers to write a résumé that stands out from the stack.

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Top of the world

 

Engineering marvel, strategic position, research station and space observatory, Thule Air Base fulfills multiple missions where the winter sun doesn’t shine.

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Credentialing Crunch

Despite American Legion-led inroads, a web of state laws continues to hold up smooth military-to-civilian career transitions.

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Networking is the key to an effective job search

Networking is the key to an effective job search

Look for a job by cultivating your professional contacts. Don't flood your resume to online postings and expect results.

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How to make sure your online job application is read

How to make sure your online job application is read

Employers are often flooded with résumés from online job postings. Learn to use the keywords that will get yours read.

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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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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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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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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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