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The most important part of getting a job is nailing the job interview. This is the time to demonstrate your strengths as a viable candidate, your personality, and your overall commitment to the company. However, achieving these goals doesn’t come naturally; it requires a lot of preparation.
Here’s advice from six hiring managers with Hirepurpose companies on how you can win in any job interview.
“The interviewer may not have deep knowledge of the military and it’s very helpful for a candidate to periodically check for understanding. I’d also suggest using the resources that are available to you in preparation. For example, there are hundreds of veterans at Capital One who have volunteered to help in the recruiting process. In preparation for an interview, I can connect a military candidate with a veteran who is currently in the role they are interviewing for. They can help identify the parts of their military career that are the most applicable, which can be highlighted during the interview.”
“Do not prepare to interview, instead prepare to win the job — when given the opportunity, do the job during the interview.”
“First impression is everything. Dress to impress, have a mint already dissolved before the greeting, and maintain eye contact. Ask questions, and don’t repeat your resume bullets verbally; we already read your resume.”
“Be confident in your abilities to learn something new and different, and be excited about being a part of that company. Do your research to learn as much as possible, not only about the products and services, but the culture of the company to be able to show that you can fit in, and that your values match the company's values.”
“Take the time to research the company beforehand and understand the business model, culture and what they value in their employees. There is plenty of information available online about most companies. Make the time before any conversation with a company representative to review this information and weave it into your story. It’s always a good idea to research various interview questions and practice your answers. You don’t want to recite your perfectly prepared answers word for word, but you want to able to articulate your answer in a logical and organized way.”
“A veteran’s ability to literally translate their transferable skills during an interview is critical. Lose the military jargon; learn and employ the industry language glossary and terminology because when you connect the dots between your relevant experience and the company’s specific hiring needs, you better our job interview success.”
‘Take what’s inside and get it outside’ — Air Force psychologist reminds airmen of mental health resources
Kirtland Air Force Base isn't much different from the world beyond its gates when it comes to dealing with mental illnesses, a base clinical psychologist says.
Maj. Benjamin Carter told the Journal the most frequent diagnosis on the base is an anxiety disorder.
"It's not a surprise, but I anticipate about anytime in the population in America, about 20% of the population has some form of diagnosable anxiety disorder, and it's no different in the military," he said.
Leading the way among the anxiety disorders, he said, were post-traumatic stress disorder "or something like panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder."
The DNA of a niece and nephew, who never met their uncle, has helped identify the remains of the Kansas Marine who died in WWII.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that 21-year-old U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Raymond Warren was identified using DNA and circumstantial evidence. Warren had been buried in a cemetery in the Gilbert Islands, where he was killed when U.S. forces tried to take secure one of the islands from the Japanese.
The Battle of Tarawa lasted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 1943, and claimed the lives of 1,021 U.S. marines and sailors, more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and an estimated 1,000 Korean laborers before the U.S. troops seized control, the agency said.
Arizona lawmakers are vowing to fight a plan by the Air Force to start retiring some of the nation's fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jets — a major operation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — as part of a plan to drop some older, legacy weapon systems to help pay for new programs.
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a former A-10 pilot, and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., both vowed to fight the move to retire 44 of the oldest A-10s starting this year.
During a press briefing last week, Air Force officials unveiled plans to start mothballing several older platforms, including retiring some A-10s even as it refits others with new wings.
MOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian customs data.
Accompanied by senior North Korean figures, Kim took two well-publicized rides on the snowy slopes of the sacred Paektu Mountain in October and December.
State media heralded the jaunts as important displays of strength in the face of international pressure and the photos of Kim astride a galloping white steed were seen around the world.
North Korea has a long history of buying pricey horses from Russia and customs data first reported by Seoul-based NK News suggests that North Korea may have bolstered its herd in October.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A high-profile local Taliban figure who announced and justified the 2012 attack on teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has escaped detention, Pakistan's interior minister confirmed a few days after the militant announced his breakout on social media.
Former Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, who claimed responsibility on behalf of his group for scores of Taliban attacks, proclaimed his escape on Twitter and then in an audio message sent to Pakistani media earlier this month.
The Pakistani military, which had kept Ehsan in detention for three years, has declined to comment but, asked by reporters about the report, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah, said: "That is correct, that is correct."
Shah, a retired brigadier general, added that "you will hear good news" in response to questions about whether there had been progress in hunting down Ehsan.