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May 28, 2019 Career Management
Considering a Military Transition Reason: Control My Career
When I ask Junior Military Officers (JMOs) why they are considering a military transition, I often hear “I want to control my career.” This response makes sense because in the military, for the most part, someone else manages their career – typically either their Branch Manager or Detailer. Officers don’t have to think about when … Continue reading “Considering a Military Transition Reason: Control My Career”
Up for a Business Adventure? Try A JMO Transition To Corporate America.
When my wife and I decided on my JMO transition from the Army, one of the first questions we asked was, “Where will we live?” We quickly reached the seemingly obvious conclusion that we’d live in San Antonio. We both grew up in the Alamo City and much of our family still lives there – … Continue reading “Up for a Business Adventure? Try A JMO Transition To Corporate America.”
Should You Be Exclusive With A JMO Recruiting Firm?
The prevailing advice for junior military officers (JMOs) is that if you are going to use a recruiting firm, do not exclusively commit to just one firm. Now, this logic is solid if you consider that most recruiting firms don’t invest in JMOs ahead of time or spend as much of an effort matching them … Continue reading “Should You Be Exclusive With A JMO Recruiting Firm?”
Is Currency Important in Your Career Search?
Currency is important in your career search, right? Of course. But today, I challenge you to think about currency in your career search in a different way. We are in the process of putting the final touches on the January Career Conference, and I wanted to share a story I thought would be helpful to … Continue reading “Is Currency Important in Your Career Search?”
Episode 68: How To Reduce Risk In The Junior Military Officer TransitionThe junior military officer transition can be risky. You are changing industries, companies, positions and most likely location. You have to resign 4-9 months in advance without a job already in hand. A lot can happen in that time to the economy and the job market. If you have a family or a spouse/significant other, they … Continue reading "Episode 68: How To Reduce Risk In The Junior Military Officer Transition"