| Community Concepts - Military Career Women
by Ellen Kozel and Azure Mahara - Mar, 2013
The pull between family and career can be difficult for every woman. However, being a woman with a career in the military can be even more of a struggle. Military females face different levels of barriers compared to civilian women when it comes to their careers. Host Azure Mahara talks to Ellen Kozel, Founder and President of Veterans for Diversity, about how joining a support group can help military women get past these b...
| Community Concepts - Re-integration After the War
by Tom Voss and Azure Mahara - Aug, 2012
Surviving the war and getting home are sometimes half the battle. Veterans often return home and are faced with the task of re-integrating back into the civilian lifestyle and workforce. Having a solid support system of people who understand what veterans are going through can help during these transitions. There are groups such as Dryhootch of America which help veterans re-integrate back into society faster, develop occup...
| Community Concepts - Moving Forward After the Marines
by Patrick McDonald and Azure Mahara - Feb, 2012
Host Azure Mahara interviews Patrick McDonald, a Marine who was recently hired into the civilian workforce. Get advice from a veteran and hear the success he has had in his job search. Some of the points they discuss are being creative, standing out from other candidates, and keeping your focus. Community Concepts invites you to explore the organizations in your community and learn about their practices regarding employ...
| Community Concepts-Employers Guide to Hiring a Veteran (Part I)
by Greg Williams and Azure Mahara - Feb, 2012
Host Azure Mahara and guest Greg Williams give employers tips on hiring a veteran and advice for after they employ a veteran. The episode will cover advice on things such as outreach to veteran job seekers, what to expect when hiring a veteran, advantages of hiring a veteran, and tips for interviewing a veteran. Community Concepts invites you to explore the organizations in your community and learn about their practice...
5 Things that military retirees and veterans get to decide about their career now
by Debra Ann Matthews - Mar, 2013
No more military uniforms, no more commanders in charge or sergeants telling you what to do or where to live or what your current MOS will be (job duties). Now do let your local ACAP office guide you and direct you, but other than that, it’s now your time to decide. It’s a choice that you get to make. What is your ideal targeted job? And by the way, thank you for your service Now decide among these 5 things about your next ca...
Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects premier employers with over 13,000 organizations across the nation who provide employment assistance to their constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with minorities, women, people with disabilities, veterans, universities and colleges, state workforce a...
Joe Quits His Job: A Cautionary Tale of Transition
by Emily King - Apr, 2012
This is a true story. A career military officer – let’s call him Joe for simplicity’s sake – retires after 20 years of service with a valuable and highly marketable skill set. Joe receives several offers early in his job search. He accepts one based on his interest in the work, the small size of the company (that would allow him to grow with it), and salary among other factors. Two months into his employment Joe is happy with ...
What Every Job-Searching Veteran Needs to Know
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2012
Making a career change isn't easy. You need to showcase why you are qualified for the targeted job, even if your past experiences do not identically match the employer's requirements. Most employers are not familiar with military service, positions, jargon, or acronyms, so it can be even more challenging for veterans to make a strong case. What can job-seeking veterans do to help transition into civilian positions? Identif...
Veterans Helping Veterans: LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers Who Have Served
by Lindsey Pollak - Nov, 2011
I often advise job seekers to reach out to people in their desired industries for advice and guidance. So, when I sat down to write a blog post to help job seekers with military backgrounds, I decided to follow my own advice. I posted a query here on LinkedIn asking veterans if they’d be willing to share some tips for other former servicemen and servicewomen. Not surprisingly, several veterans stepped up immediately to help...
OFCCP focus on Covered Veterans and Individuals
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2011
The OFCCP has a new Director, an increased budget and a renewed focus on enforcement of federal contractors’ affirmative action requirements for Covered Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. So, it's time to make sure that you are doing all that is required—and all that you can. It's time to check: •Your VETS-100/VETS-100A report filing •Your job postings with the State Employment Agency •Your written Affirmativ...
OFCCP Proposes Revisions to Scheduling Letter
by Carla Irwin - May, 2011
On May 12th, OFCCP published in the Federal Register its proposed changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. Below is the OFCCP’s description and justification of the proposed changes: “OFCCP has revised the Scheduling Letter and its Itemized Listing. These revisions will reduce overall burden hours on contractors and enhance OFCCP’s desk audit and data analysis abilities. The revisions in the body of the S...
Best Practices in Resume Writing For Veterans
by Wendy Enelow - Jan, 2010
1. Write to the future. Resume writing is not about rehashing your past history and listing what you’ve done and where. Rather, resume writing is about writing to the future, to the job that you want or the career path that you wish to pursue. This is a critical consideration throughout every phase of writing your resume and conducting your job search. Clearly define your objectives, identify the skills and qualifications you’...
Changing of the Guard: The Generations in the Workplace
by Leigh Moore - Apr, 2007
Recently I delivered a presentation at the Federally Employed Women (FEW) conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida on the generations in the workplace. For the first time in the history of the U.S. we have 4 generations in corporate America — Traditionalists / Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and the Millennials or Net-Gen. The conference participants all worked for the Federal government or Federal contractors, primarily in the S...
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