En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Military

The Advantages in Hiring Veterans

AUTHOR: Dodie T.
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POSTED: February 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm

After serving in the US Army Reserve and as a Career Counselor with the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), I am always honored to work with veterans or those transitioning from military service to the civilian sector. For additional input, I contacted Sherman Swafford, Regional Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment... » Read Full Article

Showcasing Military History & Performance to Outshine the Competition

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: September 15, 2009 at 8:07 am

Transitioning from the military world can be a challenge, but many candidates find great success in job searches when they are able to target specific companies that search for employees with this type expertise. Most individuals coming out of the military have valuable experience in leading teams and making strategic business decisions that greatly affect... » Read Full Article

The Importance of Translating Military Jargon Into Civilian Language

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: September 9, 2009 at 6:12 am

There is a big difference between, “Provide mission critical technical services to the battalion for the tracking of all cargo material in a combat zone” and “Direct IT services to support a 150-person operation, tracking all cargo materials in a demanding work environment.” Military Jargon is Often Incomprehensible to Civilians Job responsibilities in the military... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Effective Networking Using Professional/Academic Affiliations

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 1, 2008 at 7:56 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Because resumes are sent electronically or by regular mail, it’s not often that you can use your networking savvy until – or unless – you’re called in for an interview. However, by listing memberships in professional and academic societies, your resume is a silent partner in networking your skills to... » Read Full Article

If You’re Worried About Age Discrimination

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 13, 2007 at 9:47 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME In our youth-oriented culture many workers, some as young as 40, worry that their employment options diminish substantially with each passing year. To avoid the potential for age discrimination even before you’re invited to interview, make certain that your resume showcases your unique talents and qualifications, rather than your years... » Read Full Article