"So what?"

"Huh?"

"So WHAT? Your experience. So what?"

I'd just given my friend a copy of my resume to read. "So what?" wasn't the reaction I'd been hoping for, but he was absolutely right.

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When you transition to a new career after the military, you may face two types of interviews: technical and behavioral. With technical interviews, you will likely be asked questions that are specific to the role you applied for. In a behavioral interview, an employer is trying to get a clear sense of your character.

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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO photo by Delonte Harrod

After years in uniforms, it can be difficult for transitioning service members to figure out what to wear for a job interview. In order to dress for success, you should always keep it professional.

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One way to stay fresh in the minds of potential employers is to follow up with them after an interview. There are several ways you can do this in order to stay in touch with them, and also leave an impression that lasts long after your interview has ended.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ali Azimi

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.

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Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kameren Guy Hodnett

As a veteran, your background is an important part of why you should be hired. Have an interview coming up and aren’t sure what you should say? Here’s a list of things absolutely every veteran should mention in every interview, no matter what.

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