When to Do What: An Action Plan for Military Transition Success

Transitioning out of the military can be both scary and exciting, and is often overwhelming.  I recently conducted a webinar to help simplify the career-related aspects of this into simple action steps so that you know what to do and when to do it.  The webinar gives more details, but here are some of the highlights:Continue Reading

Making a Smooth Military-to-Civilian Career Change

July is “Military Appreciation” month at University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) Office of Career Services. Throughout the month, we are highlighting the University’s staff and alumni veterans who have successfully transitioned from a career in the military into a career in the civilian workforce.

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Tips for Job Seekers Over 50


Companies are looking for workers who can easily adapt to change, have current skills, learn new things and are technology savvy. Whether you are currently employed, unemployed, or making a career transition, you can expedite your job search and increase your chances of landing a job by focusing more on the value of your experience rather than your age. Below are a few tips seasoned job seekers can implement to improve their success rate.Continue Reading

The Role of Networking in Today’s Job Search

I often see the reluctance in job seekers’ eyes when I tell them they need to network.  For many, it may conjure up unpleasant images of insurance salesman shoving his business card at people during a Chamber of Commerce mixer.  They may imagine uncomfortable rooms filled with uncomfortable people and worse yet, having to approach total strangers.  If that’s what you think, then it is time to change your view of networking!Continue Reading

Get Your Resume Ready

Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all resume.  Today more than ever, it is important that you are strategic in your messaging and content.  Employers higher for specific needs.  Therefore, you must understand the type of job you are looking for and the skill sets the job requires so you can address the needs of the marketplace and of the position.Continue Reading