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In an attempt to highlight the efforts and positive strides being made by the private sector to reduce veteran unemployment, this post is the first in a series dedicated to shining a spotlight on companies who have made a commitment to supporting veterans and their families.

Starbucks Military Family Stores

Starbucks has long prided itself as being a hub in each community …

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Have traditional job fairs become obsolete?

Ask most people when they last printed paper copies of their resume and waited in line to hand it to a person at career fair, and it may take a while before they remember. With recruiters now sourcing candidates through social media and online applications, and the rise of virtual career fairs, it can be easy …

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In this world of social networking and mobile job applications, meeting someone in person to discuss a job opening has become more a rarity than the norm. Once a must for every jobseeker, traditional job fairs are now competing with virtual job fairs and social media recruiting.  Many employers, however, indicate that the face-to-face interaction of a traditional …

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– When you were in high school, what did you plan to study once you got into college?

When I was in high school, I really didn’t know what I wanted to study when I got into college. In fact, I didn’t think much about college at all. When I was in high school in the 1970’s …

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Networking With Facebook

One of the most powerful functions of Facebook is the networking connections you can make with your Facebook Friends and through other interactions, such as in Facebook Groups, and your ability to reach out to your connections easily to ask for advice, help, or leads in your job search.

According to the Pew Internet …

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As one of the founding member-companies of the 100,00 Jobs Mission, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leader in the effort to connect veterans with jobs. In 2011, the country’s largest bank joined forces with ten other companies to form a coalition of employers dedicated to hiring 100,000 vets by the year 2020. Since then, the …

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If you are a veteran trying to acclimate to civilian life and find employment, this post is for you.  We appreciate the sacrifices you have made in service to this country!  Thank you.

Over the last several years, the federal government and the private sector have come together to address veteran’s unemployment. Many new online tools and resources have made …

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Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.

Even when it concerns things we know are in our own best interest, we ignore or procrastinate doing them because it’s just plain easier.

Searching for a job can be soul crushing stuff, especially when you hit one of the inevitable dry spells, where you are getting zero calls from employers. These …

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All types of people can be a good manager – introverts, extroverts, those with innate leadership qualities, and those who have to work at being a good leader just a bit more. Being the best manager, however, requires these three things:

1) Seeing the big picture.  It’s easy to get lost in the daily tasks and struggles that fill …

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Facebook Applications for Job Search

There are several “apps” that integrate with Facebook to assist you with tapping into your network of connections for your job search.

BranchOut

http://branchout.com/user/home

 

 

 

 

 

BranchOut bills itself as “the largest professional network on Facebook,” and operates the largest job board on the social networking site, with more than 3 million jobs listed. Jobseekers can …

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