Resume Tip: Quantify – but within reason

Most people have heard that it is important to quantify things on your resume.  Numbers don’t lie.  Well actually they can, but that’s another story.  But the point is that quantifying a responsibility or result can help the hiring manager better understand the scale of your achievement. The corporate world is very numbers- and result-driven. […]

Interviewing Tip: Eliminating Uh’s And Um’s

Recently we covered how to overcome nervous jitters in an interview. Obviously, one way that people display nervousness is by inserting filler words like uh’s and um’s throughout their responses. Yet, these annoying utterances aren’t always due to nervousness. Whatever the cause, it can derail an interview.  Here are several effective techniques that will help […]

Resume Tip: How to Proofread a Resume

If we had better foresight we would have published today’s resume tip two weeks ago. That is, before the deadline for our April conference candidates to submit their first resume draft. If you are an Alliance candidate, we hope you will refer to this tip prior to your first submission because it will make everyone’s […]

Virtual Interviews: What you need to know

I recently conducted a free webinar for military veterans on how to prepare for virtual interviews and thought it might be worthwhile to share a narrative of that webinar to a wider audience here on LinkedIn. More and more companies are making use of technology to complement their talent acquisition strategies. The advent of COVID-19 has […]

Developing Resume Bullets that Pop

One of the most important (if not the most important) goals of your resume is to develop effective achievement bullets. In a competitive hiring environment, it’s not enough to simply describe your duties.  You have to develop strong bullets that illustrate how you excelled in those duties. There are two components to a strong achievement bullet: An Action  A Result. […]

How Important is your College Major?

Many transitioning service members and graduating college students enter the civilian workforce with some trepidation, wondering if they chose a college major that will land them a great job.  No doubt, liberal arts majors worry about this the most.   Well, there is some good news: an article from the Wall Street Journal claims that, when it […]

What to Expect in a Job Offer

Getting a fantastic job offer can be an exciting moment in someone’s professional career. But if you are a military veteran that has never received a written job offer before, maybe you have wondered what it will actually look like. What types of things are actually included in a job offer? After having secured thousands […]