Preparation

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 […]

The Secret to a Powerful Resume Bullet

Are you struggling with developing a resume for your transition to Corporate America? Join the thousands of other officers with the same challenge. The key with any resume, whether civilian or military, is to create powerful achievement bullets that demonstrate that you offer valuable skills and have used them effectively to produce a significant impact […]

So What?

As Alliance Careers moves into a new iteration of interview training for military officers attending our June 2016 hiring conference, I am preparing myself for one of the the most common questions I ask those candidates: So What? This question can be put in the context of humble warriors learning the essentials of effectively bragging […]

Want a Job? Don’t smell and 10 other small but helpful hints

We’ve all heard the expression: “Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s all small stuff.” Great advice for those times in life when we let little things consume our attention, thus causing us to lose sight of the big picture. However, having interviewed and assisted thousands of military veterans seeking corporate positions, I have found that […]

Your Transition Battle Rhythm (aka: “Me Time”)

“How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss We’ve all experienced it.  There are not enough hours in the day to conquer all of the items on our to-do list. It’s not unusual to come across candidates in the Alliance Careers training program that wrestle with completing the courses in our syllabus […]

Using Your Research Skills to Prepare for Interviews

  As a transitioning military officer, preparing for a job interview can be incredibly overwhelming. Going straight from college into your first military position took some of the stress out of the job hunt, leaving you with a sense of security and relinquishing the dreaded job hunting jitters. Now as you prepare for a position […]