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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"
The Right Attitude is Everything!
I wanted to revisit an article I had read some time ago that I recently came across again entitled, “Why I Regretted Hiring the Perfect Employee,” by Marc Lore. Now, I don’t know Marc nor do I typically follow his blog posts but I happened across this article and he highlighted several points that I … Continue reading “The Right Attitude is Everything!”
December 23, 2018 Career Management
Why JMOs Should Think Carefully About Location vs Job Opportunity
The desire to choose one’s location is one of the top reasons junior military officers (JMOs) transition from the military. This makes sense as I often hear officers tell me, “I ended up with this assignment, even though it was my 10th choice!” I also hear, “My spouse has been following me around for the … Continue reading “Why JMOs Should Think Carefully About Location vs Job Opportunity”