Interview Knowledge

Preparing for a job interview is no easy task. There are many different types of questions to practice – behavioral, technical, situational, etc.; however, there is a plethora of information on the internet about interview questions. I have also written about questions that I believe are important for veterans to be able to answer. There

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An Allegory on Institutional Identity

As a promised follow-up from my most recent article, I will be taking you down a road less traveled on institutional identity, and the barriers, challenges, and military lessons learned that you will likely encounter. Truth is often found in humorous stories and parables – not necessarily individual or momentary truth, but a type of

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EAS: 3 Years Later

After exiting active service from the Marine Corps in July 2013, I’ve found most if not all of the lessons learned while in uniform apply to the CIVDIV as well. I feel it’s important to emphasize this point because Veterans sometimes drop the characteristics that ensured a successful enlistment. We must carry on our adaptive,

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MJN Spotlight: Charlie Bell

Charlie Bell joined the Army in 2005 through the College Option Officer Candidate School. He was a field artillery officer, and served most of his time in Fort Bragg. During his first tour with the 18th Fires Brigade, he was deployed to Afghanistan. His second tour was with the 82nd Airborne Division, which included a

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The Big vs Small Leap from Military to Civilian

A lot of veterans seem to find themselves transitioning out of the military and into… A business or organization that is veteran-run, veteran-oriented, and continues to use military style imagery and language. Many of the people I served with now have great careers in law enforcement, defense contracting, and veteran service and support networks. A

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