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July / August 2012

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Franchising: A Popular Fit for Veterans

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You want to buy a franchise, but the franchise fees and start-up costs seem insurmountable.

Don’t get that deer-in-the-headlights look just yet. Not only is it doable, but you may also be surprised that a franchise lifestyle closely mirrors your military experience and skills.

That’s what retired Army Master Sgt. Larry Colley discovered this year, when he decided to take the plunge with Aire Serv.

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Following your orders... and your dreams

Benjamin Houston had a choice. Well, actually, he had a couple. After being laid off from his job at a digital mapping firm, he could do one of two things: polish his resume and pound the pavement for a new gig, or he could start his own business. He chose the latter. It was a brave decision. The year was 2009, the economy had crashed, small business loans were next to impossible to come by, and no one knew when things would start looking up. But for Houston - and his business partner, Karen Kwasnowski - these challenges only strengthened their determination.

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Military Franchise Dreams

A dozen reasons for the dreaded rejection letter

The interview is over. You are told to expect the results in two weeks. A letter arrives two weeks later. You open it and read the following:

"We regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you a position at this time."

The dreaded rejection letter! Your level of disappointment varies depending on your level of interest. Not being selected for the job of your dreams is one thing; losing one in which you had little interest is easier to swallow. In any event, you might like to know why you were rejected.

Article Sponsored by: Humana

Rejection Letter

Military Spouse Series: Mission Transition - Stressed Much?

Do you find yourself feeling a bit out of sorts lately? If you’re in the process of a military to civilian career transition with your spouse, it’s completely understandable. Even just thinking about it is enough to raise your blood pressure, rev up your fight-or-flight mojo and get you daydreaming about maintaining a uniformed status quo. At this time in your life, you have many unanswered questions that can cause you angst.

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Military to Civilian Stress

Ask the Recruiter

What questions do your peers have about the military transition and job search process? Here is this month's first question:

Q: A recruiter asked me to meet him for a lunch meeting. Is this considered a job interview or just an introduction? How should I dress?

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Transitioning A to Z: Assess, Action, Advantage

In the upcoming issues of CJN, we will be listing everything a service member needs to know about transitioning, from A to Z.

This month, we start at the beginning with "A".

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