Operation Job Search

A Guide for Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers

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About The Book

Operation Job Search is the ultimate guide for US military veterans seeking employment after discharge. It provides information about the civilian workforce, rubrics for navigating one’s career, and a list of essential resources to consult during the job search. Also included are sections dedicated specifically to suggestions and resources available to female veterans.

Weiss explains that hiring managers and human resources directors hire veterans who make the effort to build a professional relationship. He discusses the importance of leaving the house and meeting employers at venues such as job fairs, trade shows, office parks, and even Starbucks. Weiss offers practical instructions and crucial tips, such as:

Establish an operations center (home office) for job hunting
Don’t be afraid to make cold calls
Dress appropriately for job interviews and practice communicating in civilian-speak, not military jargon
Target military-friendly companies that value the skills of returning military personnel

If you are a US military veteran searching for a job, Operation Job Search will guide you every step of the way—from translating your skills into civilian-speak to negotiating your contract.

About The Author

John Henry Weiss is the owner and president of Weiss & Associates, an executive recruiting firm that conducts searches for companies in the education and communication industries. He is the author of two other books dealing with the workplace: Operation Job Search: A Guide for Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers and Welcome to the Real World: A Complete Guide to Job Hunting for the Recent College Grad. Weiss lives in Stockton, New Jersey.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (February 16, 2016)
  • Length: 486 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781634505635

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Raves and Reviews

"This new book written specifically for military veterans provides useful insights into the world of non-military employment and practical steps to take to enter that world." —Ed Meell, Veteran, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard; founder and chairman, Media Management Services Inc.

"Operation Job Search is the #1 guide to making the transition from military to civilian careers. It is easy to read and fact-specific. A must read for all transitioning veterans." —Randolph Norris, Esq., veteran, lawyer and partner, Norris and Norris.

"The author engages readers in respectful and enjoyable dialog about options and alternatives, and what he has learned about best practices for civilian job searches." —Dr. John Meeker, Encore Careers coach and executive recruiter

"The job guide Bible for anyone leaving the military and for veterans who haven't found their niche yet." —Dennis Damp, Federal Jobs

"This new book written specifically for military veterans provides useful insights into the world of non-military employment and practical steps to take to enter that world." —Ed Meell, Veteran, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard; founder and chairman, Media Management Services Inc.

"Operation Job Search is the #1 guide to making the transition from military to civilian careers. It is easy to read and fact-specific. A must read for all transitioning veterans." —Randolph Norris, Esq., veteran, lawyer and partner, Norris and Norris.

"The author engages readers in respectful and enjoyable dialog about options and alternatives, and what he has learned about best practices for civilian job searches." —Dr. John Meeker, Encore Careers coach and executive recruiter

"The job guide Bible for anyone leaving the military and for veterans who haven't found their niche yet." —Dennis Damp, Federal Jobs

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