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Civilian Job News: June 2009

Articles in This Issue

Most Valuable Employers for Military™ 2009

In this issue, announces the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military.  This list serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. 

Growth Equals Opportunity at Electric Motor and Contracting Co., Inc. Electric Motor and Contracting Co., Inc. (EMC) of Chesapeake, Va. is rapidly growing.  One of their keys to success is their employees, especially those with military-experience.  Read more about EMC and their formula for growth.  

This Talk Ain’t Cheap

Good public speakers make good interviewees.  But you don’t have to be a great orator to win a job interview.  Sharpening your speaking skills before an interview can help you master the art of conversation and land a job. 

Are There Skeletons in Your Cyber-Closet?

More and more recruiters are turning to the Web to find and evaluate candidates. Cleaning up your online profile is just one way you can ensure you are prepared when a recruiter goes looking for online dirt.  

From the Blog: Does Your Resume Need a Face-Lift?

The most important tool in a job seekers’ toolbox is a great resume. Jessica Richardson, director of resume services at, provides insight on how to make an average resume great with just a few simple changes.    

An Employment Perfect Storm

In this month’s Career Coach’s Corner, Tom Wolfe explains not only the difference between job fairs and hiring conferences but also the role each of these events can play in your military-to-civilian transition.

Phoenix Rising

In the last couple of months we have seen unprecedented turmoil in the financial markets and companies are fighting to keep their heads above water.  Management and leadership expert, Dr. Evan Offstein, shares three simple rules any job seeker can follow to be ready when the economy starts to rebound.  

Employer Spotlight: G4S Wackenhut

G4S Wackenhut is the leading provider of quality, customer-focused security solutions in the United States.  The company’s programs for recruiting, hiring and developing transitioning military personnel and veterans are an integral part of their strategic plan. 

Publisher’s Letter

Civilian Job News' Publisher, Bill Basnett, writes about the MVE program and the importance of hiring military-experienced candidates.