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How to Transition from Military to Civilian Life

According to a recent survey by Pew Research Centre, 44% of veterans found re-entry into civilian life particularly hard. This can be due to factors such as a lack of military routine, stressful war memories leading to PTSD, and a feeling of lack of purpose. This can make the process of looking for work even more …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Networking

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80% of jobs are filled before they are posted online. Posting a job online is expensive, requires screening resources, and results in candidates that are slightly less engaged on average; for these reasons, companies prefer hiring based on referrals. If networking is so important, most people must get referred …

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My secret to engaging effectively on LinkedIn

LinkedIn isn’t just about having a large number of connections but having quality ones. There’s no point in having 500 connections if they do not provide value of some sort. The best way to use LinkedIn is to reach out to people relevant to your field. By growing, maintaining, and interacting with your network, you …

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3 important LinkedIn lessons The Witcher taught me

One of my friends is a huge video game hobbyist. You can tell him about any software or hardware and he’ll tell you its merits and pitfalls, and what games can be played optimally under each. He’s built a computer from scratch while bootstrapping and uses it to play some really cool, state-of-the-art video games. …

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One-touch networking (and the worst networking notes ever)

I’ve been the recipient of some great and many terrible networking notes. The ones that I usually ignore involve asking me for… A job outright. (I’m not hiring right now.) A physical meeting. (I struggle with making time for my own lunch most days.) Twenty minutes of my time. (Whenever I am asked for twenty …

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Templates for following up and fixing interview mistakes

The general perception about the hiring process is that your control over it ends with the interview. However, sending a follow-up email after an interview is a great way to affirm your interest in the job, highlight your skills and strengths, and compensate for any mistakes you made during the interview. Interview nerves are common …

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