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Civilian Job News: April 2009

Articles in This Issue

New Energy Brings New Job Opportunities for Veterans

Finding alternative energy is a hot topic right now and its an even hotter job market.  This month, we are profiling Ty Remington, former U.S. Army engineer officer, who is now employed with GE Energy traveling the U.S. identifying locations with wind-or solar-power potential.

From USMA to eBay: A Military-to-Civilian Transition Success Story

Marty Abbott, a USMA graduate and U.S. Army service member, is a corporate executive and entrepreneur with companies like eBay and Quigo on his resume.  Read his inspiring story and see the advice he's giving to other transitioning service members.

Boot Camp 2.0

Just when you thought you would never hear the words "boot camp" again, a new trend in IT training has emerged. IT boot camps are cropping up everywhere, but not all are created equal.

Branding and Your Job Search

Companies spend a lot of money to build their brand and stay ahead of the competition.  Can using simple branding techniques give job seekers an edge too?

From the Blog: Landing a Federal Job

This issue's "From the Blog" post tackles the topic, "how to land a federal job." By networking, analyzing your qualifications, and targeting 3-5 agencies, job seekers can increase their odds for obtaining federal employment.

Job Security or Growth Potential

In this issue, the Career Coach's Corner tackles the issue of finding a career that offers both job security and growth potential. Tom Wolfe provides advice on how to weigh these two factors when considering a job offer.

Leadership Under Pressure

Evan Offstein takes a look at the crisis facing Corporate America today and makes the case for military-experienced leaders as the solution to these problems.

Publisher's Letter

Civilian Job News' Publisher, Bill Basnett, writes about the importance of military job fairs in your job search and provides some insight into the recruiting process.