A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hiring manager said in a sworn deposition “thank God” they don’t give veterans hiring preference for well-paying jobs.
Arriving into an executive role is fraught with risk. Know your context. Hit the ground learning, not running.
Three months of interviews, a killer presentation, and you’re now in your freshly painted office eager to prove hiring you was a brilliant decision. You’ve given your “I’m going to spend my first months learning the business, getting to know people, and reaaaalllly listening” speech because that’s what your headhunter told you newly arrived executives say. Continue Reading
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down overseas engagements, placing more demand on a network of veterans’ services that is already stretched thin.
Unfortunately for Hoosiers coming home, local veterans advocates says Indiana lags far behind other states when it comes to getting services to those in need. Continue Reading
One of the dirty secrets of public speaking is that audiences don’t remember much of what you say. I’ve seen a range of studies over the years showing retention of anywhere from 10 to 30% of what an audience hears.
Many, many efforts have been made to increase that percentage. Microsoft funded some studies hoping to find out that the judicious use of PowerPoint increased retention. Continue Reading
*This article is part of In Public Safety’s September focus on career transitions* See original article HERE!
By Kristen Carter, M.Ed., Career Services at American Military University
Whether you are retiring from the military, transitioning from the classroom, or simply looking to move into the public service field, identifying and communicating your military service and other skills to potential employers is essential. Continue Reading
Words by Jimmy Earley, Contributor at Warriorlodge.com
I am writing for the transitioning military person who is either moving from position to position within the civilian workforce or just departing military service looking for a job. However, this information is relevant for individuals in the corporate world as well.
Micro Manager, just the title stirs bad feelings, anxious moments, and regretful memories. Continue Reading