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Applying for a Job that Might be a Stretch

Applying for a Job that Might be a Stretch

Is it worth applying for a job that could be a stretch for you, given your qualifications? How do you know if it's worth applying for a job when you are missing some of the requirements?

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How to Succeed in Online Career Fairs

How to Succeed in Online Career Fairs

Online career fairs are a quick and easy way to stand out from the hundreds of other applicants and really make an impression on an employer. GettingHired holds free online career fairs for job seekers with disabilities to connect with inclusive employers, actively looking for qualified candidates with disabilities. Use these top tips to ensure you get the most from Virtual Career Fairs.

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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Might Not Be Working For You

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Might Not Be Working For You

Are you using LinkedIn but are not sure if it’s helping? Whether you’re actively looking for a job or are happily employed, how do you really know if your LinkedIn profile is good, and if it will help get you hired when you need it to?

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What's in a Military Discharge and How Can it Impact my Employability?

What's in a Military Discharge and How Can it Impact my Employability?

As most veterans are acutely aware, all separating military service members will receive a government issued DD-214 discharge paper when officially leaving the service and returning to civilian status. Most military enlisted members are typically bound to completing a term of enlistment. However, there are other ways of voluntary or involuntarily separating from active-duty military status, including separating prior to completing a typical 4-year term enlistment obligation.

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The Best Ways to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions

The Best Ways to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions

When you’re preparing for an interview, you expect to be asked certain questions about your education, professional experience, and other qualifications. While it’s important to be prepared to answer those questions, it’s also important to be prepared in case you are asked some tougher- and less predictable- questions.

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For Transitioning Veterans - Understanding Various Employee Benefit Packages

For Transitioning Veterans - Understanding Various Employee Benefit Packages

For many transitioning veterans, negotiating and making decisions on proposed civilian employee benefit packages is truly a different world. While in the military, a veteran can easily become comfortable and accustomed to an abundance of free health and dental care, legal services, housing benefits, the GI Bill for those interested in continuing education, along with a list of other perks that are generally included with their enlistment.

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Getting Away from Generic Resumes and Increasing Your Potential for Specific Employment Opportunities

Getting Away from Generic Resumes and Increasing Your Potential for Specific Employment Opportunities

Most people develop typical, generic employment resumes that are often headlined with a basic cover-letter, a generally desired occupation, basic job descriptions and a general break down of previous experiences that should help qualify them for most industry-related job opportunities. 

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Focus on Quality, Not Quantity When Applying for Jobs

Focus on Quality, Not Quantity When Applying for Jobs

Does your job search process consist of seeing how many job applications you can send off each day? If you fall into the category of job seekers who have applied for hundreds of jobs and haven’t heard back on any of them, there’s a reason why you’re not being successful in your search.

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How to Gain the Upper Hand during your Next Job Interview

How to Gain the Upper Hand during your Next Job Interview

If I hire the wrong person for my team who doesn’t show results or ends up to be the “wrong fit,” my credibility as a people manager among my fellow vice presidents (and the CEO, my boss) will be on the line.

That’s the nagging feeling I always had as a hiring manager whenever I needed to add or replace a person on my team. And I believe that’s a fairly common concern for anyone in a position of making a hiring decision today.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots:

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "Addressing the Issue of Homelessness During the Job Hiring Process”

Homelessness among military veterans is a growing problem and a prominent national issue that is widely viewed as shameful and preventable to most Americans. The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment report (prepared by HUD) estimates that there were more than 62,619 homeless veterans on a single night during January in the United States.  

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