Maybe you know a Veteran or maybe you are a Veteran. This post is to help the thousands of ex-military job seekers connect with advice and ultimately employers to aid their transition into the civilian workforce. Please, share this with people you know.
The focus of Job Action Day 2013 is to provide a wide variety of advice, tools, and resources — for all types and ranks of transitioning military — to help sharpen career focus, strengthen resume development, and bolster job-hunting techniques… resulting in better job offers, and a smoother transition.
Job Action Day 2013, the sixth-annual initiative spearheaded by Quintessential Careers, includes expert and empowering articles, tips, and blog posts that give transitioning military-to-civilian job-seekers information, ideas, and concrete steps that you can take to make your transition successful.
This year’s Job Action Day post is filled with over 25 articles covering everything from resume advice to starting a business.
Here is short contribution!
Networking Sites for Military
LinkedIn is, by far, the best social network for professionals seeking work. This post by Steve Levy, is incredibly helpful in helping understand HOW TO use LinkedIn to find people you served with! (By the way, Steve is a Veteran and talented recruiter, so his advice fits perfectly!)
How Heroes Should Be Using LinkedIn on Recruiting Inferno.
But did you know there are social networks specifically designed for military personnel?
The number one source of external hiring comes from referrals- not job boards! So rather than focus only on job postings, I am recommending these tools which focus on relationships.