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  • by Katie Saba - November 30, 2020
    America's Job Exchange's is committed to making it easier for veterans to transition their military skills and experience into civilian careers. Our specialized Veterans Career Exchange offers a diverse network of job sites, articles and tools, like the Military Skills Translator to help match military skills to civilian occupations. The Military Occupation Classification (MOC) will help you identify jobs in the...
  • by Katie Saba - November 30, 2020
    Post Military Career Planning – What You Need to Know Veterans bring unique capabilities to the civilian workforce; however, they face unique challenges when looking for work. This includes how to translate their skills to civilian jobs and how to relay this experience to employers. If you are a member of the military looking to find a job in the civilian field, here are some resources to help you plan for your...
  • by Katie Saba - November 30, 2020
    Veterans – Know Your Rights The U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance – or OFCCP, enforces affirmative action and equal opportunity employment for veterans. Under laws such as the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), employers doing business with the Federal government need to take action to recruit and hire protected veterans, and cannot discriminate a...
  • Commuting To Work
    by Katie Saba - November 22, 2020
    For many Americans, the average work week not only encompasses 40 hours, but also the added time spent commuting back and forth. This can make finding work–life balance a daunting task. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on average, Americans spend more than 100 hours per year commuting. Add this up on a day–to–day basis, and often times you can be adding an extra hour or more per day to your work week,...
  • different types of resumes
    by Katie Saba - November 16, 2020
    Resumes are like advertisements. As such, it’s important to decide which type of 'ad' – in this case, format – you will use before you begin theresume writing process. Depending on the type of job you are applying to, different resume formats may apply. The four standard types of resumes include 1) chronological, 2) functional, 3) combination, or 4) targeted. Below are definitions of each type and recommen...
  • How To Write A Job Acceptance Letter
    by Maxim Abdusselimov - November 6, 2020
    Whether by standard mail or email, if you have accepted a job offer it is always a good idea to send a job acceptance letter. This communique is a way to outline the details of the job, an opportunity to thank those with whom you've met, as well as confirm the start day of your employment. Here are all the elements you should include. An acceptance letter can be brief. It should be addressed to the person who formall...
  • Job seekers and hiring companies are equal players
    by Debra Wheatman - November 5, 2020
    An unspoken truth in the job search process is that candidates and hiring companies are on equal footing. I know you may feel like the hiring companies hold all the cards, but the reality is that it is exceptionally difficult for them to recruit and retain good people. Now, I will concede that “good people” is a subjective term, and that this problem of talent acquisition is often because of ridiculous arbit...
  • Refuse Job Offer
    by Andy Rasico - November 1, 2020
    It may sound counter-intuitive in a down job market, but there are instances when it is best to turn down a job offer. This can be a result of many factors, including the job not being a good fit, the responsibilities are not ideal to your career goals and more. Even when you do turn down a job, maintaining a professional demeanor is still important. Let's address the best approaches. Even though you are not accepting t...
  • Flexibility At Work
    by Andy Rasico - October 25, 2020
    Flexibility at work is a necessity for employees and employers, alike. Streamlined workforces, shifts in technology and a changing market are just a few reasons why flexibility is the new norm for many organizations. While your company may not have a formal set of rules for a flexible workplace, there are many advantages to be gained by taking on a flexible attitude – and approach, when it comes to your job. Advant...
  • How To Become An Air Traffic Controller
    by Tim Muma - October 19, 2020
    If you're a good problem-solver who also loves aviation, this might be the perfect career for you. If you've ever traveled by plane, you know there are no traffic lights or police high in the air to direct planes in order to avoid mishaps. This is where you'd come in. Air traffic controllers give pilots clearance for all takeoffs and landings and make sure all aircraft stays a safe distance apart by coordinat...