Posted on Mar 26, 2014
Sgt National Military Recruiting Program Manager
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Where are you looking?  What works?  What doesn't work?  Where are you struggling?  
If you could ask a question of hiring managers and recruiters, what would it be?
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GySgt Moses Lozano
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The best advice I would give is to not put too much effort into relying on the USA JOBS website for employment. However, I know a few people who got jobs through here but they were specialist type positions such as air traffic controllers and Intel. I applied to over 80 jobs and got referred plenty of times but no interviews! It is all about who you know. This is the new reality in a world where now 90% of all job applications have to be completed through the Internet.
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Capt Brandon Charters
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Sgt (Join to see) - Just noticed this great release on Cintas this week. Congrats on the big veteran employer ranking!! I know this has a lot to do with your efforts behind the scenes. Also, nice quote...you're a natural!
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Thanks! I hope to keep climbing the list.
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Maj Jarrod Graham
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From my transition, I would say that there are a lot of jobs out there for vets, explaining what you did in the military does not easily translate, so I would recommend starting out with a corporate recruiter.  There are several companies out there who specialize in placing veterans, and they will help with interview preparation and resumes.  Corporate America desperately needs veterans, not all of the hiring managers know it yet.  Your experience as an NCO, holding people accountable and enforcing standards, sadly is something that is rare in the civilian world.  My recommendations, be confident, be polite, and do the research to make sure you are the right candidate for the position for which you are interviewing.  Also remember, that the job should be a good fit for you as well.
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