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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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How to Tell if a Job Interview Went Well

How to Tell if a Job Interview Went Well

A job interview can be stressful, especially when it’s for a job you really want. After all the preparation, you make it through the interview. Chances are, before you even get into the car to head home, you start thinking about it…replaying the entire interview in your head, trying to decide if it went well or not.

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Making the Transition from Doing to Managing When You Have a Disability

Making the Transition from Doing to Managing When You Have a Disability

Being prepared for that transition is vital, if we are to be seriously considered for promotions (even though we may be considered to be “different” due to our disabilities). Taking personal responsibility for being ready to take the next step in our advancement can give us a jump on other candidates for an open position.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots:

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "Overcoming the 'Intimidation Factor' towards Transitioning from the Military to Navigating the Commercial Workplace.”

Generally speaking, there are various transition enhancement programs available for returning veterans such as the 2011 President's Executive Order 13518, "Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force." This measure is specifically designed to bolster recruitment and employment by providing various tax credits and other incentives to employers that hire deserving returning veterans. There is also the Department of Defense's "Transition Assistance Program" (TAP), that trains separating veterans on crossing the cultural bridge to the civilian world. 

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Candidates with Disabilities are More Open to Part-Time or Temporary Employment Compared to Candidates without Disabilities

Candidates with Disabilities are More Open to Part-Time or Temporary Employment Compared to Candidates without Disabilities

Candidates with disabilities are more open to Part-Time or Temporary employment compared to candidates without disabilities based on a recent survey conducted by GettingHired.

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