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Career Transition: Reach Out for a Battle Buddy in Uncertain Times

by Rachel Sanders, MBA Transitioning out of the military has its challenges, but this year has brought challenges we’ve never experienced before.   I expected uncertainty after separating from the U.S. Army, and I prepared for it. But no one expected a global pandemic to affect every aspect of our lives, from career choices to family …

What to Expect From a Job Offer Letter

When you’re offered a job, you usually receive a “job offer letter” which spells out the job, the compensation and any benefits. This is a courtesy from the hiring company so that you can make an informed decision. Veterans often take a military attitude toward civilian job offers, accepting the first one without question because …

5 Good Answers to ‘What’s Your Desired Salary?

You applied to your dream job, received a call-back for an interview, and the company offered you the job. Congratulations! Now they’ve asked you what you want to make—and you don’t want to either jeopardize the job offer or undersell yourself.  Here are five good interview questions and answers you can give: 1. “I’m asking …

9 Impressive Questions to Ask in an Interview

That application you submitted resulted in an interview, and now you’re ready to land the job. You’ve researched the company, you’ve practiced your interview answers and set out your suit and tie. But is there anything else you can do to get an edge, to further impress your interviewer? As it happens, there is: Nearly …

4 Tips for Mastering the Video Interview

As the COVID-19 outbreak turned the world upside down and introduced us to our “new normal,” you may be wondering how you can conduct interviews during this unprecedented time. Luckily, we’re living in a time where remote communication tools are plentiful. Your interviewer may want to use Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams or another popular …

5 Rules Every Transitioning Vet Needs to Know About How to Negotiate a Job Offer

Let’s be candid. You may have negotiated a hostage release, brokered a major agreement between organizations, and mediated a dispute between workmates. But chances are you have NEVER negotiated your own salary. It’s time to learn how to negotiate a job offer! The military very conveniently offers a fixed-price salary. No performance-based pay, no overtime—you …