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Job Hunt Resources: Maryland’s Mil2FedJobs Website

Many veterans trying to transition to the civilian work force don’t know where to begin. They know the military vocabulary very well, of course, and how their skill set fits...


Dealing With Resume Gaps

There are two job markets out there: The market for those currently working, and the market for those who’ve been out of the work force for a while. The first one is tough,...


Standing down: When it’s time to find a second career after 50

True retirement from the military isn’t financially realistic for many service members. If you’re like many prospective military retirees, you probably wonder if finding a...


Ten Entry Level Jobs with Big Earning Potential

Very few if any people enter college with a dream of one day asking “would you like fries or apples with your kids’ meal?” It’s unlikely that anyone graduates and...


Employer Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans Extended Through 2013

Veterans between jobs or transitioning out of the military got a modest win in the last-minute negotiations over avoiding the so-called “fiscal cliff” over the New Years...


Hot Jobs for Veterans 2013

There are some employers who just get it: If you want highly skilled, well-trained employees who work hard and learn fast, you want to employ ex-military personnel. Our...


Jobs for Veterans in 2013

The year 2012 is rolling slowly to its close, and if you’re like many veterans, you’re still looking for a job. Veterans’ unemployment is a national concern that several...


Job Hunt Like a Presidential Candidate

Next week, the country will decide which candidate lands the biggest job in the free world: President of the United States. When you boil down the fundraising, campaign...


About Veteran’s Preferential Hiring Practices

Veterans have made incredible sacrifices for the well-being of their country. If they choose to leave the military and desire a second career in the civil service, a federal...


Top Five Cities for Veterans to Find Civilian Work

Most enlisted service members retire at the ripe old age of 39. The average age of retirement for officers is 46. (Notice how I did not add “years young” after either of...


How to Find a Federal Job

After serving in the military, many service members believe that a natural transition for their career is a job with the federal government. The path to a job is not always...


Veterans and Working at the CIA

Your prior military service could qualify you to continue to serve your nation at the Central Intelligence Agency. Opportunities for qualified applicants are available in the...


Veterans Preference and VRA Programs

If you’ve done any federal job hunting, you’ve probably seen questions about preference eligibility on applications, and you may have wondered what it is and how it might...


Veterans Skills to Jobs Act

President Barack Obama signed in to law H.R. 4155, the Veterans Skills to Jobs Act, on Monday, July 23rd, 2012. Introduced by Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) and...


Hire Patriots Job Board

Hire Patriots is the job board and general resource site created by Patriotic Hearts a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based out of San Diego, California. Its goal is to...


Best-Paying Military Jobs (Once You Get Out)

A lot of young servicemen and women can use a leg up in their careers, and while I enjoyed my time in the combat arms, it’s not the best place for young people who need a...


Veteran Unemployment: A Stubborn Problem Persists

A recent survey by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics had some discouraging findings for military members and veterans: The unemployment rate for...


Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA is a civilian non-profit organization that provides a multitude of employment-related services for veterans and their spouses. Started in 2007 by John A....


Hiring Our Heroes Program

“…I, want to rock and roll all night, and work full time every day…”? Not the exact lyrics from the song “Up All Night” by the iconic group KISS, but it’s what...


A Successful Civilian Job Search Starts With Six “Ps”

Making the transition from a military career to civilian career can make you feel like you’re on a roller-coaster full of twists and turns. Emotions can run high and range...


Discovering Civilian Jobs after your Military Career

Did you just get out of the military and would like to be part of the civilian workforce? Are you wondering what kind of civilian jobs you can do with your military...


​LinkedIn - a New Way to Find a Job

As a former military member looking a job, you should not limit your search to the usual channels: i.e. online jobs boards, trade publications, Craigslist, and networking with...


Manage your online personal image

​If you are looking for a job or think you will be in the next few years, be aware that your online personal image can make or break your job search. More and more employers...


5 Ways to Use Social Media to Find a Job

If you’re like most Americans today, you have a Facebook and/or Twitter account.And, let’s be honest, it’s easy to become sidetracked when browsing around these social...


Five popular jobs for former military members

The US military invests a lot of time and money in training its personnel to become the highest-skilled work force in the world. Service members who return to civilian life...


Perfecting your 30 Second Elevator Speech

The military uses preparation and training to ensure service members are ready for any situation they find themselves in. If you are considering leaving the military, now is...


Employment Protections for Veterans with Disabilities

There are three main laws that provide protections for veterans with disabilities. These are the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Title I of...


Finding Jobs That Require Your Military Security Clearance

Having a military security clearance is a valuable asset in today’s job market. Many companies and sections of the government need employees with security clearances. With...


Using Networking to Find a Non-Military Job

When you are ready to transition from your military career to a civilian lifestyle and job path, focus on developing your networking skills. According to BH Careers...


Finding a job in the hidden job market

It's estimated that 25% of all jobs are in what is called the hidden job market, meaning they are never advertised or are created specifically for certain individuals. Many...