I saw this blog post somewhere… I thought it was going to be a junky, unqualified article written by an entry level writer or someone who was writing nine points for SEO… but then I noticed it was written by Sultan Camp. Sultan works with veterans and helps them land their next gig. He’s a military recruiter. He’s definitely qualified to make these observations, and I know that he shares them in the spirit of helping you NOT make the mistakes he lists.
Below are his 9 points – read the article here so you can get all the details.
- You Can’t (or Won’t) Accept That You’re Starting Over
- You Believe You’re Unique (Just Like Every Other Transitioning Person That Day)
- Your Resume Is Longer Than the CEO of Our Company’s (or Shorter Than a Recent College Graduate’s)
- You Didn’t Proofread Your Resume
- You Don’t Have a LinkedIn Profile (Or, Even Worse, It’s Not Complete)
- You Think Social Media Is For Kids or Sharing War Stories
- You Didn’t Prepare For The Interview
- You Wrote a Thank You Note (But Only to Say Thank You)
- You Don’t Know What You Want to Do
What do you think? Don’t comment based on this list – you have to read his post to see what he’s talking about. And then leave a comment on his post, which already has over 100 comments.
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